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Thanksgiving table decor ideas for the adult and kids' tables

Your turkey may be moist and delicious, but the Thanksgiving table makes the first impression.

Evette Rios from Latina magazine stopped by Studio 1A Friday with ideas for your Thanksgiving table (we didn’t forget the kids!), to make your holiday one to remember.

Adult table

Menu cards

A beautiful menu goes a long way, and so does giving credit to whomever created the dish or recipe. It’s all in the details that make the night more special.

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A day to give

The holiday isn’t just about having gratitude, but also about giving back. Ask guests to bring anything they can spare to donate to Goodwill. Create a drop-off box to coordinate with your tablescape. You can choose to take the items for them at a later date, or make it a tradition as a family event.

Embroidered table cloth/table runner

Samantha Okazaki / TODAY
TODAY Show: Jenny Steffens Hobick dresses up the Thanksgiving table with DIY decor ideas for kids and adults. -- November 20, 2015

Every year, my family writes on a table runner (or a tablecloth) what they are thankful for. After Thanksgiving, my aunt embroiders the messages in the cloth (even the stains). It’s a family heirloom we will keep for years.

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Paint cans

Samantha Okazaki / TODAY
TODAY Show: Jenny Steffens Hobick dresses up the Thanksgiving table with DIY decor ideas for kids and adults. -- November 20, 2015

Need an inexpensive centerpiece idea? Take some empty paint cans and cover the exterior in colorful construction paper. Take some branches from the yard and add them to the can, then place the finished product in the center of the table for a colorful, fall vibe.

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Chair covers

Samantha Okazaki / TODAY
TODAY Show: Jenny Steffens Hobick dresses up the Thanksgiving table with DIY decor ideas for kids and adults. -- November 20, 2015

If you have ladder-back chairs, decorate the back with a message like “Give Thanks” for a simply and festive touch.

Kids' table

Turkey centerpiece

Samantha Okazaki / TODAY
TODAY Show: Jenny Steffens Hobick dresses up the Thanksgiving table with DIY decor ideas for kids and adults. -- November 20, 2015

Add some fun at the kids' table by making a turkey centerpiece out of a paper bag. Fill the center with popcorn or candy for kids to munch on throughout the evening.

Crayons

Samantha Okazaki / TODAY
TODAY Show: Jenny Steffens Hobick dresses up the Thanksgiving table with DIY decor ideas for kids and adults. -- November 20, 2015

Place butcher paper as a tablecloth on the kids table, then place crayons throughout. The kids can draw and write what they’re thankful for as a fun activity.

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