Can you guys believe Christmas is in 8 days! I know this can be a busy time of year for everyone. I’m back with a last minute holiday kids tablescape idea. I have a collection of childhood ornaments. My Granny used to make me one each year. They’re really bright and colorful. I wanted to find a way to use these ornaments in a fresh way and decided to use them in a tablescape specifically created for the littles.
I brought out the graph skills boards I found a few months ago while shopping in my hometown with my Mom and Aunt Gale. This will take the place of a typical charger. Bonus, the kids can write on these with dry erase markers.
I added Christmas tree dishes, whimsical linens (who doesn’t love Ric-Rac) and created a place card from pieces of the board game Scrabble.
I lined the center of my kitchen table with green glittered cardstock paper. You can find the cardstock at your local craft supply store. I bought these vintage playhouses this past spring. I don’t want to date myself but I used to play with a set just like this when I was a little girl. I’m kicking it old school and I think the littles are going to love it.
Next I filled a punch bowl up with water and peppermint shaped floating candles. I wish I knew how to use photo shop because I would have totally added a little flame to those candles. They didn’t appreciate the little splash of water when the table got bumped during this shot.
Lastly, I gathered all of the handmade ornaments my Granny made over the years and placed them front and center around the base of the punch bowl. It blows my mind to think of her cutting out each shape and sewing 11 sets of ornaments.
Setting a table specifically with the kids in mind will make them feel special this holiday season. If you have vintage ornaments you’re not sure what to do with give this a try and watch their little faces light up!