Where do I sit at Thanksgiving?By Mary
Thanksgiving is a biggest family and friend event of the year. This year we are very lucky to have our friends, Andy and Lori, open up their home and table for us, including my sister and her beau. Have you every gotten to the dinner table and said “Where do I sit”? Here are a few easy suggestions so everyone knows their seat.
In doing research on Pinterest I found a great site that provided several “printable” Thanksgiving place card/napkin ring ideas, Every Day Dishes by Cheryl Najafi. Here are two helpful links: Leaves and Turkey.
You can do as little as just print and cut out the patterns or you can be a little more creative with a few crafts supplies.
The printables are a great way to start. Here I used the cut out leaves with craft wire and raffia to make napkin rings.
The turkey template is by far the easiest. They do need to be cut out. I liked using an exacto (craft) knife rather than scissors. They make great place card napkin rings.
You can also use the turkey rings as stand up labels for the buffet dishes. The turkey ring will stand on its own. But for more stability place a mini pumpkin or small piece of fruit in the ring. ( I don’t think mini pumpkins exist in Tucson. I have looked! I know my NC friends have plenty!)
It really takes more time to find the ideas and collect the needed supplies than it takes to put these together. I did not have card stock available for printing so I substituted photo paper. Photo paper is usually slick and hard to write on so I used a label maker to make the name tags. A fine point Sharpie pen will work but be careful not to smudge the ink until it dries.
I’m liking both the turkey and the leaf designs. Still deciding what I will contribute to the Thanksgiving table. Which one would you want at your table so no one has to ask “Where do I sit?”.
Enjoy your turkey day prep and anticipation.
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