Easy Colorful Thanksgiving Place Cards

Happy November, friends!  It’s Cathy from Party HarDIY here with a fun new project just in time for the holidays! With only a few more weeks until Thanksgiving, we are getting B-U-S-Y with all the preparations. Since this holiday is all about the food, it’s important to get your table setting just right. You want your place cards to be as affordable as possible. Oh, and easy too! That’s why I’ve created 3 adorable ways to transform your ho-hum placecards into something you’re proud to show off on your table. What’s the benefit of assigned seating at Thanksgiving, you ask? Well, wouldn’t it be great if you could make sure uncle Joe and grandpa sit as far away from each other as possible? While you can’t control what they say, you can control where they sit!

You will need:

  • Place cards (here)
  • Pom Poms
  • Feathers (here)
  • Glue gun
  • Colorful Sharpies (similar here)
  • Glitter paper (similar here)
  • Cloud scissors (similar here)


Pom Poms:

Perfect if you’ve only got 5 minutes! Grab your place cards and a bag of Pom poms matching your table scheme.

Glue 3 pom poms onto one corner. I did mine all on the same corner, but you could definitely add them to all different corners for a fun look!


Perfect if you’ve got 10 minutes! Make a cluster of 3 feathers- one large one, a medium one, and a small one.

Glue them into the top corner so it comes off the page a bit, starting with the biggest one and layering the smaller ones on top.



Perfect if you’ve got 15 minutes! Cut the bottom off your place card with a scallop scissor.

Take your glitter paper, and cut a rectangle to fit the empty space you cut, plus a little bit extra so you can glue it down.

Glue the paper onto the back of the place card.

Trim any excess paper that extends and voila! You’re done.

I recommend making a few extras for unexpected guests. You can also mix and match the different designs if you want a fun and interesting scheme. Just be sure to pick a similar color palette so that they look good together, instead of looking like you ran out of supplies halfway through.

I think these place cards would also be great for labeling your food at the table or buffet, so that everyone knows what everything is. You can also note any food allergies too!



I hope you enjoyed these 3 fun ways to spruce up your place cards! Be sure to let us know which one is your favorite in the comments.


Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind www.gigglesgalore.net. With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.

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  1. Very fun! Love the nontraditional colors used. Visiting from Best of the Weekend party.

  2. These are so colorful and such fun. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

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