The holidays are just around the corner and you are getting everything ready for the big day, the menu is being finalized, the silver is being polished, the good dishes are getting unpacked, and the chandelier is getting a good cleaning. The one thing that may not be getting much attention is the “kids” table. Almost every family has one. It’s the table in the kitchen, a small card table or whatever table may suffice for the younger members of the family who can’t fit at the “big” table where the adults are. Why not make this table a little more special? It doesn’t have to be fancy or a lot of work, just a fun, scaled down version of the adult table. A nice color coordinated tablecloth with fun themed placemats, using some clever items from your holiday box or dollar store will suffice, plus some pretty disposable plates and glasses to make it more special will add just the right touch.
One idea for Christmas could include using one of Smarty’s Red Satin Tablecloth and Red Napkins with Smarty’s disposable silverware tied together including a real candy cane using candy cane ribbon for each place setting. Our Tinted Red Square Plates, or even the White Plates with Silver Dots, could work well on this theme table. You could also use our Red Satin Chair Sashes (only $3.50 for 5!) twisted with candy cane ribbon to make a bow tied with a larger candy cane behind each chair. Trim off a few small branches of a pine and/or cedar tree and place in a clear vase with round peppermint candies at the bottom. Then add a couple of pretty white and red flowers (like lilies, carnations, roses), holly with berries, and add a few more candy canes and you’ve got a beautiful, fresh smelling, fun centerpiece!
You could even carry this theme over into your menu, ie, hot chocolate with candy canes, cupcakes with candy cane chips, etc. This is just one theme idea. Other ideas could include using elves, deer, Santas, stockings, menorahs, draidels, snowflakes, snowmen, etc. with coordinating colors for the linens. The main idea is to make it fun and casual for the kids so they can feel festive and special too (not to mention having it easier clean up for you)!