Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. I’m in charge of place cards and activity ideas again this year. Last year, I was going to write on little pumpkins, but I decided to make these place cards instead. So this year, I’m doing the little pumpkins idea.

My Pinspiration

Hubs found these super cute pumpkins.

I started out with my gold paint pen, and I made mine first in case I messed up. Good thing because it turns out the gold didn’t show up very well on the pumpkin stripes. So I had to draw over it with my thick black sharpie. These pumpkins are also a bit bumpier than I was expecting, making for a slippery and bumpy writing surface.

I cannot write small and dainty to save my life!

I still think they turned out pretty darn cute.

Nailed it!

Now on to the conversation starters. Last year, I wrote some questions that made us all have to think a bit. This year, we’ll have baby Louisa [she’s actually almost 3] to play with and look after, so I wanted some questions that were a bit more light-hearted and fun. Once again, I went to the ole Pinterest drawing board. I mean seriously, is there a better place to get ideas?!?! I liked two concepts – “Would You Rather” and specific gratitude questions – but the examples weren’t quite right. So I googled it and found 10 of each that I think will work for our crowd. We’ll have 10 adults, so we can each answer 2 of them or have everyone answer 10.

I’m going to put the slips of paper in a large bell jar that we can pass around after dinner.

Shake up the jar and draw a question!

Can’t wait to hear everyone’s answers! And see what the final table setting looks like with the cute little pumpkins. Happy Thanksgiving!

How do you celebrate Thanksgiving? Any special traditions?  

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 November 23, 2016 Tagged activities, creativity, family, family fun, holiday fun, holidays, inspiration, journalu, love, memories, place settings, planning, Thanksgiving