Kid’s Christmas Tablescape: Dinosaurs.
I love making tablescapes for kids.
I find it fun to make a table setting that they will enjoy and maybe even remember.
Growing up, my grandma always had “kid tables” and “adult tables”; I loved that!
The kids could talk about nonsense issues while the adults discussed business, politics, travel, and other things the adults in my family were interested in.
I am hosting this week and ever since I found these darling Christmas brachiosaurus ornaments on sale during the after-Christmas sale last year, I wanted to make a dinosaur Christmas tablescape.
My two-year-old is especially fond of dinosaurs. He can say the names of most of them which is so dang cute!
Words like, ‘Stegosaurus’,
and ‘Triceratops’ sounds so funny coming from a two-year-old.
When I was putting this tablescape together my son and daughter hung around it and under it for hours.
They wanted to be near it so badly I ended up taking it down putting it in a large box and locking it away for Saturday! It will only take me minutes to set up and I’m glad I figured out all the details ahead of time.
I just know it will not last a few days without it getting ruined. Once the party starts my kids are welcome to anything on the table, but until then I want to preserve it for their little cousins to see and enjoy as well.
Supply list for this Kid’s Christmas Tablescape: Dinosaurs
Ikea Dinosaur coloring sheets repurposed as placemats. (The booklet was .99 on sale)
TreeRex napkins- My Mind’s Eye exact link
Tinsel Christmas tree (about 2 feet)
The tree skirt is a repurpose of my son’s haircut cape
Skiing, sledding, and snowboarding Dinosaurs disposable food bags I have had these sitting in a box for years. I think they may have come from Dollar Tree long ago.
Crayons inside goodie bags to color on the dino coloring sheet
Santa hats for dinosaurs were stolen from Santa figurines around our home and will be returned after the party.
How to put together this Kid’s Christmas Tablescape: Dinosaurs
I took coloring sheets from my kids’ giant dino coloring books. I hadn’t planned on using these for placemats when I bought them for .99 at Ikea.
When I thought of it, I was glad there were still some blank coloring sheets that my kids hadn’t used that I could use on this tablescape.
I knew I wanted crayons so that the kids could color.
I had these darling winter sledding, snowboarding, and skiing dinosaur bags that I think I bought from Dollar Tree years ago.
I filled them with crayons.
They went well with the Christmas dinosaur theme.
I love it when items I save come in handy.
I ordered these cute plates from Amazon but was surprised by how small they were…
so I layered them on top of a white plastic dinner plate.
I placed the Tree Rex napkins from My Mind’s Eye next to the dinosaur salad plate.
Then I set the brachasourous on top.
Believe it or not, these were only .65 cents each at an after-Christmas sale.
I placed clear plastic knives and forks at the table setting and a cute kid’s paper cup.
That is it for the place setting.
For the centerpiece of the table, I got our tinsel Christmas tree and hung these darling dinosaur present tags from it like ornaments.
There are a few ball ornaments on the tinsel tree
as well as the dinosaurs.
For a tree skirt, I used my son’s haircut cape.
My older son was concerned it wouldn’t work as a tree skirt, but after some tucking and fluffing, he said it did work.
Reusing and repurposing items is satisfying.
My younger son’s stuffed dinosaurs went on the table as well.
We got the TRex from IKEA.
I linked to where we got the other stuffies in the supply list above.
These darling Spinoceratops were on sale for $11.00 each.
The Ankylosaurus was also on sale for $9.00.
I love how soft they are, that they make noises when you press one of its feet, and that the feet have beans in them which weigh it down and make it possible for them to stand up.
Then I went around and stole a bunch of Santa hats from our many Santa figurines and put them on the stuffed animals and Christmas tree.
I love how this Kid’s Christmas Tablescape: Dinosaurs turned out.
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