Food Prep & Thanksgiving Decorating IdeasThanksgiving Decorating Ideas - Turkey Kit

Food Ideas:

A Thanksgiving Party has a built-in menu of turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie! If you’d like to add some more decorative treats to the feast, try some of these suggestions:

  • Ice Cream Cone Pilgrim Hats: Wrap a length of red fruit leather around the middle of a regular ice cream cone, right under the lip of the cone. Make sure you press the overlapped edges of the fruit leather together so they stick. Place a small rectangle of yellow fruit leather to the top of the red band to form the “buckle.” You can serve these plain, or fill the cones with candies before serving.
  • Turkey Cut-Outs: Use turkey-shaped cookie cutters to cut out sandwiches, rice cereal treats, sugar cookies, and cheese squares.
  • Cranberry Snack Mix: Mix together dried cranberries, raisins, sunflower seeds, and peanuts, and serve in shallow paper cups.
  • Edible Teepees: Frost sugar cones in white frosting and pipe on the details, such as the door opening and zigzag decorations, in chocolate decorator icing.
  • Marshmallow Pilgrim Hats: Use a dab of frosting to attach a marshmallow to a round cookie. Frost the entire thing in chocolate frosting. Pipe the hat’s buckle on the bottom of the marshmallow with yellow decorator icing.

Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas for Party:

Gather your guests for a feast and have some creative fun assembling these Thanksgiving decorating ideas together!

  • Set out groups of gourds and mini pumpkins around the party space – in corners and on tables. At the party, kids can paint on funny faces or apply face stickers to the pumpkins.
  • Make paper turkeys to post on the walls around the room. Cut large teardrop shapes out of different colored construction paper and paste these on a circle of cardboard (these are the feathers). In the middle, paste a brown paper circle for the turkey’s head. Add a yellow beak and a red wattle. Use yellow pipe cleaners as legs to complete the look!
  • Cover card tables with orange or yellow plastic table covers. Sprinkle fall foliage around the tables.
  • Twist yellow, orange or brown streamers together and drape them along the ceiling.

party planning tipC4U Tip: Don’t forget to ask your guests if they have any decorating ideas! It’s always a good thing to encourage creativity. Try asking the kids as well; little ones may have Thanksgiving decorating ideas that they learned at school and want to share with the family!