Elbows on the table?  Did you know it is ok as long as there isn’t food on the table?
The holidays are such a fun time to teach manners to our children and also to celebrate their good behavior and encourage even more! 

I love setting the table around the holidays – especially the Children’s Table!  There is nothing more fun than decorating a space that will fill them with Christmas Spirit and make their meal a bit more festive.  I also find that setting a thoughtful table elevates their behavior!  They seem to rise to the occasion when they see that it is a special meal.

This year’s table is all about celebrating being on Santa’s Nice List!  What a big accomplishment and it deserves to be applauded!

Each child is greeted by a placecard that serves as an award for making the Nice List. They can remove the paper medal and pin it to their clothes to wear with pride!

I pulled a collection of trophy cups off of the shelves and filled them with vintage ribbon candies and colorful dice so that the children could play without making a big mess. 

The bold mix of colors and sizes of gingham made a splash and kept it stylish without being serious.

Little Mills loved the Lemon desserts!  

Click here for this fabulous Mason Jar Lemon Pie with Meringue Clouds Recipe.  It was a hit with all ages! 

Click here for the recipe for these Classic Lemon Bars with a Poppy Seed Crust – the best I have ever had!
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