November 26, 2016

a fun christmas table for the kids

Christmas morning is one of the most special times of the year, especially for the kids, so why not treat them to a special little Christmas breakfast after they open their gifts? 

I've put together a fun little Santa-inspired table that will keep that Christmas feeling going throughout the day. Hot cocoa will be served in these adorable vintage-style Santa mugs. 

And what pairs perfectly with hot cocoa? Why gingerbread, of course! That’s why our centerpiece for the table is this cute little gingerbread house, easily made from a kit available at Trader Joe’s.

Each place setting also includes a little satin stocking to hold silverware and a keepsake diy ornament that doubles as a place card. Wooden alphabet tiles or extra scrabble tiles can be used to easily spell the names of the holiday guests. Just glue letters on to wide popsicle sticks and then strung with red and white baker’s twine. 

After breakfast, the kids can hang their new ornaments on the tree. I made sure to add the year on the back of the ornament too!

Burlap charger plates are the foundation of the place setting, and then I use my vintage clear glass dinner plates.

A pretty craft paper runner from Oriental Trading was exactly what I needed for cutting out the paper circles that I placed between my charger plates and my glass plates. The snowflake design is perfect for the table! Then each setting is personalized with a cut-out felt Christmas greeting. (I used a salad plate turned upside down as a template for paper circles.) 

Santa is waiting for all the good little boys and girls!

It's such a simple and festive way to set the table.

A fun tradition for us every year is assembling this little gingerbread chalet from Trader Joe’s. All the extras are included in the kit, so all you have to do is whip up some white frosting for the “glue”. Not only is it adorable, but it’s tasty and totally gets the kids’ taste approval!

And it all came together like this:
Burlap Chargers: Oriental Trading
Glass Dinner Plates: Vintage
Snowflake Craft Paper: Oriental Trading
Red Raffia Place Mat: Home Goods
Santa Mugs: Oriental Trading
Wooden Alphabet Tiles: Oriental Trading
Wooden Popsicle Sticks: Michael’s
Red Felt Christmas Greetings: Dollar Tree
Gingerbread House: Trader Joe’s
Water Goblet: Vintage
Red & Green Glitter Trees: Oriental Trading
Silver Lanterns: Oriental Trading
Red & White Paper Lanterns: Oriental Trading
Red & White Tissue Snowflakes: Oriental Trading
Nutcrackers: Vintage 
Tablecloth: Vintage

 ciao! fabiana

Thank you to Oriental Trading for sending me these products to review. 
The opinions expressed in this post are truly my own.  

1 comment:

Carla Aston said...

Very cute idea! I can only imagine the kids will love it. Love the cut out paper under the glass. What an easy way to change out the decor of your table top. Pinning!

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