Decorating tables at Christmas can be easy with the right direction, appropriate color scheme and safety in mind, especially when it comes to kids. Here are three great Christmas table decor ideas to help you reach that goal of decorating a Christmas kids’ table.
Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Kids’ Table Ideas
Items needed: A tree with at least 20 limbs that stands at least 2′ tall inside of a Christmas tree base, one box of plastic round ornaments, one box of wooden ornaments, one box of clear ornaments, one box of mini-Christmas candy canes, ornament hooks, one small Christmas star, green plates, green cups, green bowls (if needed), green utensils, green napkins, a camera, background Christmas music, and a box for trash.
Instructions: Place the Christmas tree upon the center of the table. On one side of the table stack up the green cups into a pyramid, plates and napkins into a straight pile, utensils should be inside of a cup (handles up), and next to the Christmas tree should be the ornaments with uncovered so that each child can begin decorating the Charlie Brown Christmas tree while dinner is being prepared. Have the children place the candy canes upon the tree. Have all the kids try to put the Christmas star upon the tree together and that is you Kodak moment to share. Use the empty box for trash and do not forget to play Christmas music in the background.
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas at the Christmas Kids’ Table
This is story time for all the children while they feast on their meal or prepare an appetite to do so. You can purchase ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas mini-books at some craft stores, most party stores, or any stores geared towards child entertainment during the holidays. Place a book at the front of each child. Have each child read a line from the book as they work their way around the table. Decorate a bag for the season and place it onto the center of the table full of mini-toys and activities for each child’s effort. Have a child pick out a bag from the center bag after they are through. Take away the bag and enjoy the feast. But what other decor to use?
Red and green holiday plates, cups, bowls, napkins and utensils should be placed at each child’s seating area. After the children do their Christmas activity, it’s truly not going to matter whatever comes next. They will be too busy taking their mini-bags apart trying to figure out just what to do next and reading their books. This Christmas kid’s table not only is decorative, it’s fun.
Standard and Fun
Items needed: White paper table cloth or cover, boxes of crayons or markers (the same amount that matches the kids attending), affordable Christmas table centerpiece(s), red or green plates, red or green cups, red or green bowls (if needed), utensils (red or green), red or green napkins, a camera, Christmas music in the background, and one Christmas bag of mini-activities for each child.
Instructions: Place the table cover down. Here is what you place down for each child to enjoy (place these items in front of each seat). Pack of crayons or markers, plate, cup, bowls and a set of utensils. Do not forget the napkin under each set of utensils, it’s smart and traditional. A Christmas bag of mini-activities, but what? Here’s some great ideas.
Christmas bags of mini-activities can consist of a mini-pencil, mini-Christmas puzzle, mini-candy canes, and other mini-gifts you can find in bulk at PartyCity.com or your local party stores. You can also find mini-stampers with child safe mini-ink at some craft stores. No matter what you choose make sure that it is safe for children of their age.
Christmas table centerpieces for kids can be found at Cheap Christmas Centerpieces and the Christmas music should be anything uplifting to get that Christmas spirit flowing. When the kids are enjoying themselves with their Christmas table decorating while coloring on the table cloth with their crayons or markers, laughing and smiling, there is your Kodak moment to share.
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Kids table decorations should be interesting and fun since the Christmas kids’ table is geared just for them. With these Christmas table decorations a kid can have a wonderful Christmas experience.