INSIDE: Ideas for setting an easy to clean Thanksgiving dinner table using decorative paper plates and napkins.
Have you ever noticed that the dinnertime clean-up takes longer than it takes folks to eat the food? Holiday or not, the food seems to get consumed at some break-neck speed with nothing left but dirty plates, crumpled napkins and crumbs on the floor as evidence a meal just occurred.
So this Thanksgiving, why not cut yourself some slack and focus on the food, family and dinnertime drama instead of a sink full of dirty plates and silverware?
See how I used plastic tablecloths and paper plates to create an easy clean-up Thanksgiving table.
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How to Make an Easy Clean Thanksgiving Table
Paper plates and plastic silverware gets a bad wrap but gone are the days of white styrofoam plates and cheap plastic forks. There are so many great toss away dinnerware options out there. So I’m excited to be working with Oriental Trading Company to create a pretty Thanksgiving table using disposable dinnerware and decorations.
What I used to create my Thanksgiving Table!
– Chocolate Brown and Orange Table Cloth
– Copper Chevron Scalloped Dinner Plates
– Orange Dessert Plates
– Chocolate Brown Chevron Napkins
– Chocolate Brown High Cutlery Set
– Clear Cups
– Mini Cocktail Clear Cups
– Honeycomb Tissue Pumpkin Decorations
– Weaving Placemats
– Pumpkin Patch Shaped Sticker Scenes
how to set a no clean up thanksgiving table
I started my easy clean-up Thanksgiving table by creating the centerpiece.
I used two plastic table cloths, folded them in half and gathered them with a few pieces of raffia (or ribbon).
Fill the center of the table with a variety of pumpkins, tissue paper pumpkins and table plants.
No Clean up! DIY thanksgiving table with paper plates and napkins
Involve the kids in the Thanksgiving festivities by having them create placemats.
It’s a great way to keep them out of the kitchen, if only for a few minutes!
Create simple napkin fans and fill the mini cocktail cups with a sweet dinnertime treat.
Create your own autumn-themed custom straws by sticking an autumn-themed sticker onto orange polka dot paper straws.
Give disposable plates and silverware a new look this Thanksgiving holiday and create your own easy clean Thanksgiving table!
how to keep kids busy at thanksgiving dinner
Keep the kids busy, whether at their own table or after the meal, with an autumn-themed sticker set.
It also makes for a fun Thanksgiving take home!
Would you consider using paper plates and napkins and plastic cutlery for you holiday feast?
It certainly makes for a fuss-free, easy clean Thanksgiving table!
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