Your beautiful Autumn tablescape may be all laid out and ready for the festivities tomorrow, but have you come up with a creative way for you and your guests to express gratitude for the year?
Here are some quick and easy ways to create an interactive activity for your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving:
Give Thanks Craft Placemat
Add a craft paper placemat where your guests can list several items they are thankful for, go around that table and have everyone share. If you aren’t great at hand lettering, you can find a similar printable here.
Source: First for Women
Jar of Thanks
Adorn a container or mason jar with a bow that coordinates with your decor and have guests write what they are thankful for on a small piece of paper and read them before serving dessert.
The Thankful Tree
Create this adorable tree by adorning it with chalkboard ornaments that have all the things we are thankful for on the tags and have your guests choose one to hang on the tree as they arrive. Directions for this project are in the source link below.
Source: Simply Vintagegirl
Leaf Gratitude Banner
Print out these leaf shapes in Autumn colored craft paper using the templates in the source below. Set out a basket full of blank leaves in your entry way, or use them as placesetting markers and have your guests fill them out and hang them on a garland.
Source: Carina Gardner
If you want to go a more interactive route and incorporate social media into your activities, have your guests take a selfie (or designate someone to take the photos) and post what they are thankful for and tag #givethanks and come up with a name for your gathering that you can use as a hashtag so all of your guests can see the photos after the festivities. You might want to follow up with all of your guests by sending a group text or an email with the hashtag you chose.
You can always just go around the table and say what you are thankful for this year, but adding some creative activities make the festivities just a little more fun.
On Friday, I will be sharing the first of a few gift guides for the season, so be sure to check back. As always, do your best to keep Living Life Styled!