Thanksgiving Tablescape and Icebreaker In One!

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I don’t know about you, but I think the best part of Thanksgiving is the time spent joking, laughing, and reminiscing with the people you know and love best! A great way to kick-off the fun and festivities is an icebreaker game. Not that you need to “break the ice”, they are family after all; however with the right set of questions, your family and friends may just surprise you!  This makes the best dinner conversation for all ages to join in…

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This Thanksgiving Q&A dinner game blends seamlessly into your tablescape until flipped over to reveal a series of fun questions that will have Great Aunt Mary squirting egg nog out of her nose in no time. Maybe pass on the egg nog while mid-game. 😀

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This Thanksgiving Q&A dinner game blends seamlessly into your tablescape until flipped over to reveal a series of fun questions

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MATERIALS

Use a leaf outline from clipart in Microsoft word, and type up some fun questions… or if you are an HMC Insider, just download the free printable by clicking on the printable pages.

PRINTABLE PAGES

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Next, print onto cardstock and cut out the leaf shaped questions.

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You get to decide how you want to introduce the ice breaker and play the game. You can choose to have the entire table of guests take turns answering the same question, or keep it to one Q&A per person as time allows. Each guest can randomly pick up a card, and answer their question. Some questions involve one person, others allow more interaction… keep it light and fun!

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Place the leaves face down outside, and spray paint the backs. I’m using Krylon’s metallic gold spray paint. Keep your spray paint light; it is cardstock, so it shouldn’t cause any curling…but wouldn’t a little curling of the edges be pretty? Like a real leaf!

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Optionally add a few decorative touches to the question side with a glitter glue stick. Kids love all things glitter and glue, so this is an excellent opportunity to keep them from being bored on Thanksgiving morning. Put them on duty decorating around the outside of the words!

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Either scatter the painted leaves (painted side up) across your dinner table, or place them in a bowl all together. Whatever fits best with the decor of your Thanksgiving table.

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I love that decor can be both functional and fun! Your guests will be both entertained, and charmed at your gorgeous dinner table.

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My kids say that the best part of “games at the dinner table” is that dinner conversation doesn’t have to be boring. Haha, I would have to say I agree! And it allows all the ages to be involved for quality family time!

So let the hilarity begin! Happy Thanksgiving!

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See how I made these cute leaf-shaped DIY napkin rings you see in my tablescape, they are cheap, easy to make and can be used year round!

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I’d also love to show you how to create a personalized table setting with purpose. I say we should take the time to say just how thankful we are for each guest, and this gorgeous table setting allows you to do just that in a beautiful way that will surprise and delight your friends and family. See how here.

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2 Comments on Thanksgiving Tablescape and Icebreaker In One!

  1. Mikki
    November 19, 2018 at 3:38 pm (10 months ago)

    gorgeous decor and great way to do an ice breaker!!!!! Thank you!

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