Thanksgiving is this week and I am so freakin excited!! I have so many amazing memories relating to Thanksgiving, so that makes this a super nostalgic time of year for me. Also, the weather is just starting to get slightly cool, the leaves are falling, and I finally get to wear my collection of cute and colorful sweaters. I truly love Thanksgiving, the fall and being with family. And eating. I love food! Haha. Since there isn't tons of time left for setup, I wanted to create a roundup of the very best, most colorful printables and paper crafts for your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dinner. These are quickly and easy to create- most projects require only a printer, or items you're likely to have on-hand!
If you've got only a few minutes, you have enough time to make these place cards from Party HarDIY! They're perfect for seat assignments and labeling the food.
Being in NYC, I get to experience the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade preparations firsthand, which is a Thanksgiving tradition for me as I walk to the train from work. I love seeing them putting up the bleachers, adding the decal to the street, and adding those police barriers. This table from Oh Happy Day highlights everyone's favorite part- the balloons!
Not one, but two Parade printables! This table by The House That Lars Built features the city streets down below. I mean...how cute are the taxi cab place cards?
Want to prevent everyone from asking you what each item is all night? Use these printables from Lovely Indeed! They're super simple and cute, so they'll match with any colorful tablescape.
If you're looking for a cute and colorful way to spice up your table, check out this set from Sarah Hearts! All you need are some coordinating Avery labels and a printer, and you're ready to go!
I find the holidays to be a very inspiring time of year, so I think these placemat printables from Oh Joy! would be a perfect addition to your table. They feature quotes from Roald Dahl, who wrote books such as James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Matilda.
Pie Box Place Cards
We all know the best part of any meal is dessert! With these mini pie boxes from The Happy Scraps, you can have "dessert" before dinner!
Looking to break the ice at a family gathering or Friendsgiving? Well, you'll need these cute and colorful conversation starters from Studio DIY! They feature some interesting (but probably safe) chat topics so that people can get to know each other, and like each other!
Featuring a pop of deep purple, this trio of fun and adorable printables from Damask Love is just what you need to add a twist to the traditional Thanksgiving colors!
While it may be a tad bit late to mail these out, these invitations from Eighteen25 are perfectly colorful, and feature a section to add what you'd like each guest to bring! Plus they come in both Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving versions, plus 2 different color choices!
Let all your guests know how special they are to you with these place cards from Printable Crush. They look adorable tied onto a white pumpkin!
Printable Thanksgiving Banner
Add some simple decor to your home by hanging up this banner from Daisy Cottage Designs! I love the stripe and polka dot combo, and the colors are just perfect!
And finally, let's not forget the reason that we all come together! These printables from Thirty Handmade Days will help you to remember all the things in your life you have to be thankful for. it comes in 2 versions, colored and blank, so you can decide whether you want a fun coloring activity to do, or only to focus on gratefulness. It works for both kids and adults!