thanksgiving

A Playful Thanksgiving

by Casey Baudoin

Make Thanksgiving dinner fun for the kids this year with bright, colorful decorations.  Keep them entertained with their own turkey (or chicken) to “carve”, and paper feathers they can decorate and hang before the meal begins!

A Playful Thanksgiving | Oh Happy Day!

1. place setting  2. feather card  3. play chicken  4. painted pumpkins  5. feather decor

Metallic Leaves Table Decor

by Kathleen Ballos

Thanksgiving dinner with my extended family is almost always potluck style. When we’re hosting, I always want to decorate the table but don’t know how much of the table will be covered with bowls, platters, and plates and how they’ll all fit together. With this in mind, I thought these metallic leaves would be a fun way to solve this little dilemma. Line them up along a table runner, scatter them around the table, or use them to dress up place settings – you can easily move them to accommodate whatever dishes your guests bring.

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Apple Pie Topper DIY

by Kathleen Ballos

With autumn now in full swing, apple pie season has arrived with it. Make these simple apple pom pom toppers to add a pop of color to your pie! If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year and plan on having several different types of pie, wouldn’t this be a fun way to let your guests know which is which? Until then I might have to use these toppers as an excuse to go apple picking with some friends and return home to bake a fresh apple pie together!

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Clay Wishbone DIY

by Kathleen Ballos

Growing up, whenever there was a wishbone around my siblings and I always bickered over whose turn it was to break it and make a wish. If only we had made these clay wishbones back then! Simply sculpt air dry clay into wishbone shapes and you’ve got handfuls of potential wishes! A playful treat for after dinner, wouldn’t they be a fun way to decorate your table this autumn?

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Thanksgiving Leftovers Labels

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the US. We are going to be staying in the city and having our own little Thanksgiving at home. I love San Francisco during the holidays because the streets are empty! It is amazing. We put together these leftover labels to put on the containers to send home with your guests. (Beautiful calligraphy by Julie Manwaring.) Have a Happy Holiday!

Download the free “leftovers” labels right here and print on label paper or just use a glue stick to adhere.

Credits and our Talented Contributors:
Photography by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day
Art Directed by Jordan Ferney
Produced by Ashley Rose Kirschling
Crafting and Calligraphy by Julie Manwaring at Flourish & Whim