Tuesday, November 26, 2013

How to Create a Festive Thanksgiving Kid's Table

This Thanksgiving is going to look a bit different for our family. You see, we’ve been blessed by my Brandon’s work in years past for the chance to travel  to Nashville for Thanksgiving. But Big Retail has won out this year, and Brandon’s schedule is blacked out with no exceptions. 

For us this meant making our holiday trip to Middle Tennessee a few weeks ago and that for the first time ever Jackson will be home for Thanksgiving.

Since we are usually in Nashville for Thanksgiving, I’ve never planned or prepped anything to entertain Jackson as friends and family who rarely see him are usually chasing him around while I sit and relax. Not only is J much more active this year, but it takes much more to keep him entertained.

Every parent knows you cannot go into a Holiday event unprepared. So, it's time to pull out the last minute seasonal treats to distract entertain the kids! I've adapted one of my Christmas recipes for the Thanksgiving holiday, and I think your families will love it!

My White Chocolate Harvest Popcorn Munch is a hit no matter the season. With a few basic ingredients and seasonal sprinkles, you've got a treat that will satisfy the sweet and salty tooth.

Harvest Munch Directions:

Grab your ingredients: two bags of white popcorn, pretzel pieces, candy corn, sprinkles and one bag of Wilton's white chocolate melts. To begin, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Pop your popcorn and pour into mixing bowl. Add in pretzels and candy corn mix; set aside. Melt your chocolate in the microwave, stirring every thirty seconds to keep chocolate from over-cooking. Pour the melted chocolate over the popcorn mixture and stir in with a rubber spatula.* Pour popcorn mixture onto cookie sheet in a single layer and dash with your sprinkles. Let the popcorn munch set and then break into pieces, package and share with loved ones!

*Be certain not to mix the chocolate with the popcorn too long or the chocolate will set before you add sprinkles.



Throw in a fun little cup and your kids will be on cloud nine. I snagged these cups for a dollar at Michaels! Score!

Also, do you see these adorable Thanksgiving printables? The ladies of Every Day Cheer shared an entire set of Thanksgiving Day Printables to add a bit of pizazz for your kid's tables. These cups are just a sneak peek as to how I'll be using these printables for our kid's table this year!

Y'all know I love a good print to spice up an event, and it's no different when it comes to the kid's table. Here are a  few of my favorite Thanksgiving printables floating around for your kid's this season!



How do you keep your kids happy during long holiday events? I'd love to hear your tips! Better yet, come share your latest projects with the Life Created Tuesdays link party! Week 12 is underway!

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