Tonya Coleman here from Soiree Event Design and I am so excited to be guest posting today! Christmas is fast approaching and I know we are all finishing up our last minute shopping! In my house, I host Christmas dinner with my family every year and each year, I LOVE to setup a really cool themed table for the kids to eat at. Remember those days when you were a kid and had to have your Christmas table at the dreaded "kids table"!
Well, this is a kids' table your kids will LOVE to eat at! This year I was inspired by the fabulous Dr. Seuss Grinch Collection at The Manhattan Toy Company
and knew right away this would be the theme for this year's kids' table. My youngest two kids have never seen the Grinch movie so not only did I design a super cute tablescape but also let the kids watch the movie too which inspired them to use the Grinch finger puppets that I placed at each child's placesetting. Watching them act out scenes with those was priceless!
Check out my tips for setting up your own Grinch Christmas Kid's Table:
Use the Grinch Toys in the Table's Design
I use this tip all the time in almost all of my themed parties. Using toys in the table's design is a great way to pull in the theme and the toys make great gifts for the kids too! You should see their faces light up when they realize the toys are theirs to keep!
Include an Activity at the Table
These Grinch finger puppets were the perfect addition to the table. They don't take up much room and are easy for the kids to play with at the table while waiting for their parents to bring their food.
Offer a Sweet Treat on the Table
I love placing a sweet treat on each child's placesetting! This allows the kid's to have their dessert right away after they are done eating and adds such a whimsical touch to the table.
Use Whimsical Decorations that Compliment the Grinch Theme
The Grinch story and movie takes place in Who-ville which is such a magical and whimsical setting. Look for whimsical, bright and cheery decor pieces to accent that feeling. I used this glittered whimsical Christmas tree and bright glittery JINGLE piece to add a pop of color and sparkle.
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