Several years ago, my mom started the Thanksgiving table tradition with my sisters and me. She gave each of us pilgrim boy and girl figurines, and a table (actually the bottom of a Velveeta box, upside down). She made a tablecloth for the table and gave us each a food miniature. Each year, she gives us a new item for the table, until now it’s overflowing. You can find small food items at craft stores, or wherever you’d buy dollhouse furniture and accessories. Some of the cute little erasers that seem to be everywhere these days would work well too.
Over the years, I loved setting up the Thanksgiving table in my apartment, then the first house I lived in when I got married, and now our current house. And now, it’s my kids who enjoy setting up the table. In fact, they love it so much that I have to set aside one week for each of them in November to be the “table designer.”
This year, my 11-year-old has gotten extremely interested in making miniatures from Crayola Model Magic, and so she has made the food gift.
The Thanksgiving Table is a Thanksgiving tradition you can create with your children. Does your family have a Thanksgiving table tradition, or another Thanksgiving tradition that you enjoy?