Tablescapes, Some Elf Mishchief!

We have a big family lunch on Christmas Eve at our house every year with HH’s sister and her children and grandchildren.  This is our first year to do a real children’s table! Previous years we just did high chairs and laps, but now there are 4 children who are old enough to have their own little table…


I bought this white plastic picnic style table from Walmart for $49.  It folds for easy storage, and it will come in handy at the beach house too…


I set it up next to the “grown-ups” table


and covered it with white freezer paper, and just wrote their names with some red paint in a child like font


I bought an “elf on the shelf” because I thought it would be a fun tradition to start at our house on Christmas Eve, so all the kiddos would remember they still had to behave!


He is sitting in a Santa face vase and fishing in a polka dot bowl full of red & green goldfish


See the Santa hats all in a row?


The elf has cleverly hidden a chocolate kiss under each hat for the little ones to find!


The Santa hats are ice cream cones painted red with some cotton glued on them


The two little Boston cousins are staying in Boston this year, but will join us again next year… and New Baby will be running around by then too…plus we have 3 babies due this spring!  Next year there will be 10 children under 6 for Christmas Eve!  Yikes, maybe we can have it outside?

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17 Responses to “Tablescapes, Some Elf Mishchief!”
  1. Whoa! Yowza!!!! You are going to have a house FULL next year! This year is going to be a doozy, too, and you look to be totally ready for it! What a CUTE table for the kiddos!!! They are going to love that! Such imagination you have! I love that elf fishing (he looks like Snap…or maybe Crackle? Pop?) A mere $50 investment in that table/bench combo will yield years of fun for the little ones at their “own” table. With all those new babies on the way, I think that was a pretty sound investment! 🙂 CUTE Santa hats with the ice cream cones! Your mind is really poppin’!!!

    • Joni says:

      I love your dining room and the animal print rug in the other room. Such a cute kids table, and the Santa hats are adorable. I don’t have any little ones around this Christmas, but if I did I know that they would love your table. Joni

    • Thanks Alycia, I know you appreciate details, thank you so much! Yeah, next year will be a nightmare, I mean BLESSING!

  2. I love the table for the kiddo’s. What a fun table it is!
    Thanks so much for stopping by the Back Porch. Loved reading your comments. Thanks so much for following. I’m clicking on your email link up, so I can keep up with your posts.

  3. This is sooo cute.. I love the idea of a picnic table for the kids. It’s adorable. They will love this. So cutely decorated too. co marlis

  4. Gina says:

    What a fun table! Kind of makes me wish I was a kid & could sit there myself! 🙂

    The Santa hats are so cute & such a great idea!

  5. Pam says:

    I love the fun Christmas table for the kids! Your are smart to plan fun things for the kids plus the cute elf! I am glad you have a new table for the children and I love their names being written on paper.


  6. Visiting from Seasonal Sunday…This is an adorable table for children to sit at for Chrsitmas! My grandson’s elf of the shelf has kept him amused all of December –they are a fun idea!

  7. Sarah says:

    Darling idea! I’m going to share this with my grandmother friends. 😉
    I shared a cute table that one of the grandmother friends set up for her grands. Another idea!
    Happy Holidays………Sarah

  8. Just wanted to let you know I featured this as part of my link party wrap up today!

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