25 Nov

Cute & Clever Thanksgiving Treat Table

Cute & Clever Thanksgiving Treat Table

Even though Thanksgiving was yesterday, I still want to give a shout-out to party frugalista Norene from Party Pinching for these SUPER CREATIVE Thanksgiving Kids Treat Ideas she sent in! A few of them would actually work well for harvest/farm themed parties hosted at any time of year too… for example – the waffle “corn ears” with fruit roll-up leaves, marshmallow peep turkeys, and cute little “nutty” turkeys!

I often find that looking at outside-the-box ideas for one occasion can spur similar creative thinking for a totally separate occasion too… so hopefully these clever foodie ideas will get your creative juices flowing for holiday dessert tables or another upcoming celebration!

Cute & Clever Thanksgiving Treat Table

Cute & Clever Thanksgiving Treat Table

Cute & Clever Thanksgiving Treat Table


CREATIVE DETAILS, as told by Norene

“As a kid, I never liked pumpkin pie (although I adore it now) and after the big feast, I would just dig right into my Halloween bag of candy because the desserts offered just seemed so grown-up. So this table is geared towards children.

I made cornucopias out of ice cream cones dipped in chocolate and leaf sprinkles. I filled them with popcorn, pretzel sticks and jelly beans – a nod to my favorite Thanksgiving show ,’A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’.

I also made marshmallow turkeys out of Peeps. Complete how-to’s are included in my eBook along with the nutty turkeys I made which look great as decor but you could also use them place card holders!

I grabbed all of the green apple taffy leftover from Halloween, softened it in the microwave, rolled them in little balls and dipped them in caramel. Ta-da! Little caramel apple pops. Kids LOVE these.

The sugar cookies were so fun to make, a little sweet version of Thanksgiving dinner!
I also made ‘corn’ out of waffles, brushed lightly with maple syrup,  dusted them with sprinkles and  wrapped the sides with green fruit roll ups.

Cupcakes with cute toppers I designed myself – these downloadable toppers are free with the eBook purchase.

Finally, I had to make little pumpkin pie tartlets. Mostly for me.”


– Styling & Photography: Party Pinching


For more clever edible ideas from Norene, check out the cute food page on her blog… I’m especially LOVING the “eggs and bacon” cupcake/candy plate!


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Tina @ Wedding Favors SAYS:

The treats are just mouth watering.

Reply November 26, 2011 at 4:38 am

Kelly SAYS:

These are such cute ideas! I especially love the “waffle” corn. Very clever!!

Reply November 26, 2011 at 8:07 am

Norene Cox@Party Pinching SAYS:

Thank you SO MUCH for the feature! I am over the moon excited!

Reply November 26, 2011 at 7:00 pm

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Reply November 27, 2011 at 7:20 pm

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