Centerpieces don't have to be banished just because you put out a kids' table this holiday season. Don't worry about them pulling it apart, especially if you make it from things that are meant to be played with and even taken home when the meal is through.
Instead of focusing on flowers or candles that might end up being mistreated, why not make a play scene for your little ones to enjoy. We found this one from Flickr member hthrd and it's perfect to grace a table for kids of any age!
It's made from moss from your local flower shop or craft supply store and plastic animals that appear to be gracing your dinner table and grazing in their natural habitat. Plus, there's a few twigs from your backyard thrown in for good measure.
It's a simple way to keep kids entertained even after the meal is done when the grown-ups need a few minutes to digest. Besides, we're willing to bet, not too many kids have a plastic turkey to add to their animal collection!
(Image: Flickr member hthrd licensed for use by Creative Commons)