It's a standard practice at large family gatherings or get-togethers with friends — if there isn't enough room at the main dining room table, the children are banished to a folding table in the next room over. But having a kids' table doesn't mean you can't keep things pretty while simultaneously letting your younger guests have fun.
Covering a long folding table with a white tablecloth will do wonders for the aesthetic of the children's area, but the children are apt to work wonders on the white table cloth if cranberry sauce is involved. Spreading a sheet of kraft paper over the table not only will protect any tablecloth you might use, but paired with crayons, it also gives the kids something fun to do while the grown-ups are chattering away in the next room.
Kraft paper certainly adds a charming look to any decor and would look really nice with some mason jars to hold the crayons. Add some labels to the jars, and the look is complete!
There are all inexpensive supplies you can easily find at a retailer near you, but here are some links where you can find supplies online:
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