I always love Thanksgiving because of the food, time with family, and that it is usually the kick off to the Christmas season in my house (this year I got way too excited for Christmas decorations and put them all up the first week of November – whoops!). Usually my mom makes just about everything for the meal, but this year my siblings and I will be taking on the task! – Wish us luck! I’ve got the mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, and rolls – all the good stuff!
To make it even more special for everyone, I’m going to be adding some Disney Thanksgiving decorations and activities to really get us in the spirit. I’ve scoured Pinterest, Instagram, and basically the whole web for the best Disney Thanksgiving ideas and decided I should share some with you all in case you’re looking for some easy and quick ways to add a little Disney magic to your Thanksgiving festivities.
Disney Thanksgiving Decorations & Activities
Disney “I’m Thankful” Printable Cards – Print out these free cards and place one at each person’s seat. Ask everyone to write down what they’re thankful for this year and then take turns sharing with each other. My family did this at last year’s Thanksgiving and it had us all smiling!
Disney Thanksgiving Placemats for Coloring – I don’t care how old you are, coloring is fun! Print out these Disney Thanksgiving placemats and place a few crayons at each spot for guests to get creative. Of course this is great if you have children attending, but don’t leave the adults out either! We deserve to have some fun too!
Mickey & Friends Thanksgiving Place Cards – Place cards are always an easy way to highlight whatever theme you’re going for. These Disney Thanksgiving place cards are so fun because they go on the rim of your glass – AKA they won’t take up any of your table space so you’ll have lots of room for all the food!
Disney Thanksgiving Napkin Rings – I love adding napkin rings even when we use paper napkins just to add a little extra flair. These printable napkin rings from Disney Family are such an easy and inexpensive way to add some Mickey Mouse to your Thanksgiving table.
Disney Thanksgiving Plates – If you have a Pottery Barn Kids near you, run do not walk to grab these adorable Disney Thanksgiving plates! Pottery Barn Kids also has a Disney Thanksgiving table cloth, cutlery for children, glasses, and bowls.
Mickey Mouse Thanksgiving Wreath – Making a Mickey Mouse wreath is super simple and can be decorated for any holiday! I’ve got quite a few in my closet ready to go for each season. Create one for Thanksgiving by heading to your local Dollar Store and grabbing some faux leaves or flowers that have an autumnal feel.
Disney Thanksgiving Banner – Banners are such a fun way to get festive while not changing up a whole room. I like to hang banners from the wall, furniture or the window just to add a little bit of Disney magic to my festivities. This PSL Disney banner is SO cute and is from a small shop on Etsy, BrandalynsPaperie, so you know I’m sold! You of course could make you own if you want to get creative!
Mickey Mouse Pilgrim Cupcakes – When I found these on Pinterest I swooned hard! How adorable are these Disney Thanksgiving cupcakes from Because Mom Says? These would be great for dessert and you could also make this into an activity by having guests decorate their own Mickey Mouse Pilgrims!
Make Your Own Disney Thanksgiving Shirts – If you have any type of cutting machine (I love the Brother Scan ‘N Cut), grab a comfy sweatshirt or t-shirt and make your own Disney Thanksgiving shirt. If you search on Etsy, you can find a lot of downloadable SVG files that aren’t too expensive and are easy to use! I love this one that I found from MyFairyDesignArt.
Make Pumpkin Spice Mickey Hot Cocoa – After you’ve had your meal and probably have taken a nap, put on one of your family’s favorite movies and serve these adorable Pumpkin Spice Hot Cocoas with Mickey cookies from Disney Family. This is definitely a must-do for us this year!
I hope these ideas help you host a Disney filled Thanksgiving with all the magic! If you’re not able to be with family and friends this year, but still want them to know you are thinking about them, why not send a Thanksgiving card?