Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes! - November 15, 2013 by Admin

Thanksgiiving Turkey Cupcakes Recipe via Kara's Party Ideas | THE place for all things party! #turkeycupcakes #thanksgivingideas

These adorable TURKEY CUPCAKES are so simple to make! What a perfect little treat for a Thanksgiving party, holiday party, kids craft project, classroom party and more!

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Rustic Cabin Thanksgiving Party - November 22, 2012 by Admin

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I hope you all have a splendid day! In honor of Thanksgiving, I’m featuring this adorable RUSTIC CABIN THANKSGIVING PARTY submitted by Karen Ayars!

I just love the acorns made out of doughnut holes, pretzels & sprinkles. How cute are the cornucopias and teepee’s made out of sugar cones, too! The whole party is simply darling!

Karen- “This was a Thanksgiving Party focused on ideas for the Kids’ table and entertainment.”

Vendors and Credits-

Concept, Table Design ad Styling: Karen Ayars

Photography: Nicole Albertson Photography

Sweets, treats, and cakes: Karen Ayars
Printables: NHA Creatives AND Lemon Squeeze Designs


Related posts:

  1. Modern Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Party + Table
  2. Fall, Harvest, Rustic Thanksgiving Party
  3. Rustic Fall Baby Shower

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Modern Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Party + Table - November 20, 2012 by Admin

Up next on KPI, a darling MODERN KID-FRIENDLY THANKSGIVING PARTY + TABLE submitted by Paula of Frog Prince Paperie! There are so many fabulous Thanksgiving decorating ideas here! Everything is just adorable! You can’t beat the printable set for just , too!

Paula said this about planning the party- “In years past, I’ve made a “kids’ table” for the children to sit at apart from the adults; banishing the kids to their own space works out well when there’s a big crowd gathering to eat. This year for a million reasons, it will be just my nuclear family for dinner. I imagine that we aren’t the only ones not seating for twenty, so I created some inspiration for those wanting a kid-friendly table that appeals to adults as well.

Never underestimate what you can do with a few yards of inexpensive fabric. While most of the supplies for our table came from my (rather extensive) fabric pile, I did pick up brown polka dot and brown thatch fabric on sale and created a backdrop by covering a canvas and a quick no-sew runner by ironing the hems.

Each place at the table was set with a fun plate topped with an orange napkin. The napkin was wrapped in burlap ribbon for texture and a thin orange satin ribbon for contrast. Our “We are so thankful” printables were a great accent. Silverware in turkey branded holders were a fun and colorful addition. Finishing the place settings were the busy boxes for the kids to play with and place cards. The place cards are a must have for kid tables – they love seeing their names and it an easy thing to do to make them feel extra special.

Occupied kids are happy kids. Once dinner is done, let them reach for a “busy box” at their place setting. We filled ours with crayons, playdough, and a Thanksgiving thankful turkey craft. It’s just enough to give them somthing to do while finishing dinner as a family.

Something new we tried this year (since my oldest can now read) were conversation starters. There were giggles all around at the table, so we’ve declared them a hit!

You can buy the printables seen in this party in our Etsy shop for just !”

Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop:
Ribbon + Fabric


Related posts:

  1. Rustic Fall Baby Shower
  2. Rustic Owl Thanksgiving Party- FREE PRINTABLES!
  3. Rustic Thanksgiving Tablescape and Dessert Table!

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Thanksgiving Table Lovely - November 27, 2011 by Admin

Do you already know what your Thanksgiving table will look like? Or do you need some inspiration? I know I do.

How about some pumpkins? {and I heart the striped tablecloth}

Or how about making some of your own pumpkins? {Source 1source 2}

And what about paper stationery?  Both DIY, of course. {Source 1source 2}

And I love these sweet "Thank You" books as favors. Such a thoughtful touch!

Good Luck– and send me pictures! I want to see how you celebrate! 

Happy Thanksgiving to you! I hope your day is full of family, fun and food! xoxo Event Lucky




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FREE- Mini Cake Pennant Bunting for Thanksgiving, Fall & Birthday’s! - November 15, 2011 by Admin

Being that it’s November, the month of Thanksgiving, I wanted to take a moment and THANK ALL OF YOU, my wonderful fans & readers, for your support, love & following! I thought you would all enjoy something fun & FREE
Enlarge and print these adorable Happy BirthdayHappy Thanksgiving and Happy Fall mini cake pennant banners…designed exclusively for me & my fans by the sweet Kori of Paper & Pigtails. These darling bunting flags are a perfect an inexpensive way to decorate a birthday cake…or even a Thanksgiving dessert!
The coordinating alphabet also comes with each set…so you can spell out whatever you would like! Just print, cut & attach to yarn or string in between two dowels, skewers, candles….you name it.
Find the files at the bottom of this post….

Just click on each image to enlarge. Then right click or save to your computer…

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In Honor of Thanksgiving “Time” Giveaway! - November 25, 2010 by Admin

You will never be late (unless you want to be!) when you have this watch to check the time!

We are giving away one of our popular Silicone Polka Dot Watches! Here’s how to enter (leave a comment below for each entry):

  1. Click “Like” on the Polka Dot Market on Facebook widget right over there on the top right section of this blog.
  2. Visit our website and pick your favorite watch color (then come back and tell us)

One winner will be posted on Friday, November 26th (Black Friday). Good luck to my fellow Polka Dot lovers!

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Thanksgiving Party Favors - November 23, 2010 by Admin

Add an extra wobble to your guest's step with a little treat to top off the pie.  Click HERE to download our Thanksgiving candy bar wrappers for FREE.  Happy Thanksgiving!  Gobble gobble.

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Halloween to Thanksgiving Seasonal Decorations - November 22, 2010 by Admin

Peppers and Pollywogs Halloween and Thanksgiving Decorating

Guest post courtesy of Lisa Kothari.

It’s autumn and Halloween is right around the corner and Thanksgiving is a mere 4 weeks later.  What is wonderful about these holidays is they fall within the autumn season and use the same color scheme.  As a result, many of the things you purchase for one can be used for the other.  This reduces the amount of money you need to spend on the kids’ fun during this season.

Here are some examples:

Cookie Cutters: The simple pumpkin cookie cutter you chose to create marvelous pumpkin invitations and decorations for your spooky Halloween party can be used at Thanksgiving time to make pumpkin sugar cookies, pumpkin bread, brownies, etc.  Pumpkins are as festive at Halloween as they are at Thanksgiving.

Tablecloth: Use an orange tablecloth for your Halloween party table, and then trim it up using brown ribbon and scalloped scissors to create a formal tablecloth for Thanksgiving.

Purchase plain orange and white tableware, e.g. napkins, plates, cups, for Halloween.  Use the leftover supplies for Thanksgiving as well.  Provide your children with brown markers and draw turkeys on their cups and napkins to make them into festive Thanksgiving tableware.  You may use the good china for the Thanksgiving meal itself, but this will be great for snacks before the meal and to serve leftovers on.

The bales of hay and Indian corn you purchased to make your yard, front porch, door, and even serve as a table centerpiece during the Halloween season can all be used during Thanksgiving as well.  The items will keep fresh throughout the entire autumn season.  You can also use the cornhusks to create dolls and puppets for more Thanksgiving decorations or plain fun!

Mini pumpkins and gourds look as festive for Halloween as they will for Thanksgiving.  Have the kids draw faces on the small pumpkins and turkeys on to the gourds.

Any leftover orange balloons can be blown up for Thanksgiving and the kids can either draw with brown magic markers or use other craft materials to create turkey balloons.

Have the kids roll up large orange napkins that you may have used for your Halloween party and create napkin rings using white and black construction paper rings (the Pilgrim colors, of course!)

Did you bob for apples at your Halloween party?  Use apples to create Apple Candlestick Holders.  Core out the center of the apple to fit a candle snuggle.  Older children can carve out patterns on the skin of the apple, or just keep them plain red.

Have fun decorating for the two holidays in one fell swoop!

~ Lisa Kothari is the creator of Peppers and Pollywogs, a Party Expert and author of Dear Peppers and Pollywogs – What Parents Want To Know About Planning Their Kids’ Parties.

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