Hi friends! I’m sorry, I know I have been MIA. It’s been a little crazy here with sickness, snow days and bins of Christmas decor I’m going through. I can’t believe we are already coming up on the week of Thanksgiving! I wanted to share with you all the quick and easy DIY place setting I did a couple of weeks ago for the progressive dinner I hosted. Since I don’t usually get to host Thanksgiving dinner at my house, I wanted to use this opportunity to decorate like I would if I was hosting a big Thanksgiving dinner.
When I was setting up for this event I knew I wanted it to feel formal yet have a place setting that was quick and easy to clean up. We had two rounds of ladies coming in for the dinner and only about 10-15 minutes between to reset everything before the second round of ladies came through. With that in mind, I knew I would need to use table settings that were able to be tossed quickly but still looked pretty. I also wanted the silverware to be pretty but easy to undo and throw away. I was in such a rush so I forgot to take pictures of the whole process but hopefully you will be able to figure it out from my photos. 🙂
Since this was a dinner of soups and breads, I didn’t need all of the silverware, mainly just a spoon and napkin. I bought natural colored card stock and made a basic template using word documents. I chose one of my favorite fonts and typed the word “thankful”. I had also bought twine. I printed my basic template (which you can find below!) and then cut each word out. I then folded the napkin in half and then half again, placed the spoon down and wrapped with the twine. I cut a long enough piece of twine to be able to lay the napkin and spoon on top of it and then cross the twine over and around it. Once I was done it had three loops around it and I tied it in a bow. I then tucked the simple thankful tag into the twine.
It was so simple to make. I think I put 36 together in about 45 minutes and you could easily add in a fork or knife to this little bundle as well. Once the first dinner was done it was so nice to be able to just toss everything. I heard from some of my hostess helpers that the ladies all loved it and apparently were taking photos to have their own idea for Thanksgiving! Ha!
Almost all items I purchased for this Quick and Easy Thanksgiving table setting came from Walmart, except for the plate which I found at Hobby Lobby for 50% off.