Christmas is my favorite holiday—it always has been! I remember growing up we had huge family celebrations and there was always a Christmas table for kids. My cousins and I would squeeze around a tiny table and eat and entertain one another.
I’ve been feeling a bit nostalgic lately for those times, so I decided to try my hand at re-creating a Christmas table kids would love.
Oriental Trading Company was kind enough to provide me with these products to play around with. Working with them is kind of like a childhood dream come true. When I was about 7 or 8, I decided I wasn’t content with my allowance and wanted to make more. I saved up enough money to buy a collection of small toys from Oriental Trading Company, then sold it to kids in my school and around my neighborhood.
I made close to $100, which was pretty freaking amazing for a kid back then! So, thank you OTC for being my first voyage into entrepreneurial waters! 🙂
Back to present day—I got my niece and nephew to help us test out this table—it’s 100% kid approved. They even enjoyed setting the table up with me—so you could totally hand this chore out to one of your kids!
Oriental Trading Company has an amazing Christmas selection. I decided to use a base of their craft paper rolls so the table could become a giant drawing area. Not only does that keep the kids busy while you’re finishing making that Christmas dinner, but you can roll it all up and throw it away at the end!
The crayons were part of this super cute activity book set called Christmas Around the World. Learning + coloring = amazing.
Also, can we talk about how cute these plates and napkins are?
My favorite thing on the table are the little containers with straws. They don’t spill and they are SO cute!!!
In the interest of distracting kiddos for just a few more minutes before the frenzy of Christmas gift unwrapping begins, I decided to add another fun activity to the Christmas table for kids. This elf hat kit came with stickers that allow each child to custom decorate. Kids are so creative!
Last, but definitely NOT least, these red and green fans I hung on the wall added instant whimsey, and a sleighful of festiveness to the dining room.
Thanks to Oriental Trading Company for providing the items used in this post. Check out their awesome Christmas collection here.
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Do you all have a Christmas table for kids? What are your best tips to keep kids content on Christmas?
I love Oriential Trading… I need to check them out for my Youth group girl’s christmas party
Angie ~ ambient wares
We definitely have kid tables at our family gatherings and I can remember not wanting to sit at them when I was little. However, if someone had made them cute and adorable, maybe I wouldn’t have minded 😀 Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday!