There’s a lot to be thankful for this year. Help your tykes celebrate with a pint-sized gathering. TEXT + STYLING Heather Winkel PHOTOGRAPHY Jenni Sweitzer
SET THE TABLE
Ball Jar treat PlaCe Cards 1. Paint the top of a small mason jar lid with
multi-surface chalkboard paint. Let dry and write initial of each guest on lid with chalk. 2. Fill jar with autumn-colored Reese’s Pieces or other candy of choice. 3. Tie with baker’s twine and you have a multi-purpose treat!
PuMPkin Bouquet CenterPieCe 1. Using a knife, carve out a small circle at
the top of a mini pumpkin, about 1.5 inches in diameter. 2. Using a spoon, scoop out the pumpkin seeds and pumpkin flesh with a spoon. 3. Trim stems of supermarket flowers so that they extend above the rim of the pumpkin by a few inches. Place stems in a small glass filled with water. 4. Place the glass inside the pumpkin, arrange the flowers and place pumpkin on table.
Feather Pie Markers 1. Cut pieces of felt into the
shapes of feathers. Use scissors to add notches and make small cuts to create a feather effect. 2. Cut floral wire into 2-inch strips and straighten. 3. Dot hot glue along the back of a small clothespin with opening end toward top. Press wire into glue at top and let dry. 4. Glue feathers on tops of clothespins and wires. 5. Cut strips of card stock into flag shapes, write pie names on flags and anchor on clothespin mouth. 6. Press corresponding pie names into miniature pies with bottom end of wire.
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