A Stress-free Thanksgiving Meal {with Printable Placemats}

This post and Thanksgiving activities were written in 2018, but has been updated for 2020. This is no longer a sponsored post, but the printable is still amazing!

I love the holidays and the many Thanksgiving activities we do together! I love the family traditions. I love that everyone stops what they normally do to get together and appreciate our blessed life.

The problem for me has been not letting preparation of the holiday stress me out to the point that I can’t enjoy the holiday! That is where HoneyBaked Ham comes in.

HoneyBaked Ham Turkey for Thanksgiving with a young man eating ham, green beans, and sweet potato casserole

HoneyBaked Ham for Thanksgiving

When I tasted their turkey, I wondered why I would ever MAKE turkey again when theirs tastes SO MUCH better than mine! Oh, and it is hours easier.

My favorite is the smoked turkey. It has this sweet crust on it that is simply a meal all in itself, but the great thing about HoneyBaked Ham is that they also have a ton of sides that you simply heat up and serve.

I visited the HoneyBaked Ham store on Round Grove Road in Lewisville, TX. The choices were overwhelming! So many options fitting exactly what my family loves.

HoneyBaked Ham side dishes for the holidays

The sides that I tried were the Sweet Potato Souffle, Green Beans with Almonds, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and my youngest begged that we try the Cinnamon Apples.

HoneyBaked Ham side dishes

The HoneyBaked Ham side dishes are super easy to prepare, you simply vent and microwave or follow package directions for conventional oven.  They all go together so well with the HoneyBaked turkey {and if you are serving ham for Thanksgiving, they can hook you up for that too!}.

Printable Placemat Set for Thanksgiving

We thought it would be fun to create some table decorations for our HoneyBaked Ham Thanksgiving feast.

This printable Thanksgiving placemat set has a placemat, napkin rings, place cards and some leafy table decorations.

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Thanksgiving Printables

With this Thanksgiving printable you will receive:

  • 1 Thanksgiving Place Setting With Left Napkin Rings you can color as well a paper garland of leaves to color that you can use to make a centerpiece.
  • 1 Thanksgiving Place Setting that has 4 place cards you can color and write your family and friends names on.
  • 1 beautiful Thanksgiving placemat covered in leaves and acorns.

Click here to download and print:

Other Ideas For Your Thanksgiving Placemats

We have had a lot of fun with these! The kids colored them with crayons and used them to decorate the table. We also tried using watercolors to create a more sophisticated effect.

You don’t have to use them for their suggested purposes either. You could turn the Thanksgiving centerpiece into a Thanksgiving crown instead! The possibilities are endless.

Thanksgiving Placemat printables for kids

Full disclosure:  With silly boys at the table, the napkin holders may be turned into hats and the placemats may end up as gorgeous paper planes.

Sharing Holiday Memories With Thanksgiving Activities

One of the reasons why I love not having to devote an entire day to cooking for the big meal is that there is more time to spend WITH family!  This year, make sure you are participating in the memories and not just in the kitchen while they happen.

The Thanksgiving table is the perfect time to share family stories and traditions.  Use the printable placemats to jot down a special idea of thanks on each leaf!

Don’t Forget Dessert!

HoneyBaked Ham has several pies to choose from, but when I saw this…

Carrot Cake from HoneyBaked Ham

…it had to be mine.

I know it isn’t traditional Thanksgiving fare, but it is kinda fall-ish and amazingly yummy!  Carrot cake may be the new Thanksgiving tradition at my house.

More Thanksgiving Activities

Check out another Thanksgiving placemat made specially for our readers here at Kids Activities Blog!

We also have 13 other Thanksgiving placemat ideas you will love!

Still looking for more Thanksgiving activities? We have 65+ Thanksgiving ideas for the family to do together.

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