How to Create the Perfect Kid Friendly Fall Table Setting

Fall is finally here and that means fun times lie ahead with the kiddos. I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite things to do is set our table for fall and I love to get the kids involved in the process. I wanted to share my best tips on How to Create the Perfect Kid Friendly Fall Table Setting.

How to Create the Perfect Kid Friendly Fall Table Setting

Grab Decorations from Nature

One way to get the kids involved in a kid friendly table setting is to go on the hunt for decorations from nature. Pinecones, leaves, and anything else fallish will go perfect on the table. We like to fill large vases with pinecones and use the leaves as little décor pieces. If you want the leaves to keep their color, you can follow this great tutorial.

Pumpkins and Gourds

Another fun and easy way to decorate your fall table is with pumpkins and gourds. These are inexpensive and can be placed on the table for easy décor. Have your kids help paint or decorate the pumpkins and gourds. Place them on the table to help give that fun kid friendly look for fall. Pumpkins and gourds are also spectacular because they are not breakable.

Head to the Dollar Store

A perfect way to create a kid friendly table setting for fall is to head to the Dollar Store. You can get so many kid friendly items from the Dollar Store. A nice fall table cloth should be on your to buy list, along with fun fall dishware. The Dollar Store sells season themed dishware for $1 each. Have the kids pick out matching dishes for the table at home. They’ll have a ball with this.

Begin the Decorating

After you and the kids have worked hard to gather everything you need for this fall setting, begin the decorating.

  1. Place the table cloth on the table first.
  2. Add the dishware to the table (if it gets broken, it’s not a big deal because they were $1 each).
  3. Place your homemade fall decorations on the table.


I think when you have kids, it can be hard to feel like you have anything nice. However, when the kids help, they are more likely to take better care of it and take it seriously!

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