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Our Favorite Tips and Tricks for Thanksgiving

By PBK Editors

We can’t wait for the festive feasting to begin next week and are already thinking about ways to make the Thanksgiving holiday even more special in our homes. Here are a few of our favorite tips and tricks to try at your Thanksgiving gathering:

Make it personal. Add a personalized touch to the table design for guests of all ages with a fun DIY place card. Whether you’re designing a dramatic tablescape or a bright and cheerful meal, here are our three favorite ideas to try:

Design a stunning centerpiece. Although candles make for a beautiful Thanksgiving table, try a fresh floral bouquet for a colorful statement that’s also kid-friendly!

Add a new recipe to the Thanksgiving menu. Whether you’re trying out a comforting soup or adding a bright appetizer to the meal, here are a few of our favorites to get inspired:

What are some of your favorite tricks for making Thanksgiving extra special? Share with us in the comments below!

A Friendsgiving Giveaway with Glitter Guide!

By PBK Editors

We love a festive twist on the typical holiday celebration and this adorable Friendsgiving Picnic from Glitter Guide takes the turkey! For a casual daytime gathering before the big feast, Taylor planned a gorgeous outdoor picnic filled with flowers, food and a sweet space to hideout.

See some of our favorite snaps from this celebration and enter below for your chance to win a $1,000 Pottery Barn Kids gift card in our Friendsgiving Giveaway! Better hurry – giveaway ends Dec. 1st!

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Host the Perfect Sleepover

By PBK Editors

As the weather continues to cool down, let your little ones invite a few friends for a warm and cozy night in! Here are our five favorite tips for hosting the perfect sleepover.

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1. Create a special space. Designate an area that’s ready for fun with a teepee or hanging lights. Make sure to lay the sleeping bags in a cluster or circle so that everyone is included in activities throughout the night.

2. Prepare a plush place for kids to curl up. Whether your little guests will be watching a movie or playing games, make sure there are plenty of pillows, throw blankets and soft seating for an extra cozy evening.

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3. Plan a few light snacks for the evening activities. When choosing a sleepover snack, choose something that is healthy and light like Veggie Chips, so that guests don’t have any trouble getting to sleep.

4. Keep extra items on hand. It’s always a good idea to be prepared for any forgotten or lost items like toothbrushes, pajamas or sleeping bags. Create a basket of extra items a few days before the sleepover to be prepared ahead of time.

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5. Cook up a mighty breakfast. Greet your sleepover guests with a special breakfast before they head home. Find our favorite recipes over at Design Studio.

Visit potterybarnkids.com to prepare for your very own sleepover and be sure to shop our Sleepover Event to save 20% on all sleeping bags, pajamas, robes and slippers.

A Festive Finishing Touch

By PBK Editors

We can’t wait to celebrate the Halloween festivities tomorrow and there’s no better way to complete their costume than with the addition of magical face paint! From a sparkling swan to a feline friend, here are a few of our favorite ideas to finish any costume.

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Sweet Little Peanut’s simple addition of whiskers and a soft pink nose are the purr-fect finishes for this Kitty Costume. Get the full how-to instructions here.

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Vivid green scales come to life in this how-to from Sweet Little Peanut. It’s a look that is just as fierce as it is ferociously adorable.

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Bring on the magic! Halloween is the best excuse to add some extra sparkle to a fairy-tale costume. We love how Sweet Little Peanut included rhinestones to give this face painting tutorial a shimmering finish.

Looking for more great face painting ideas? See all of our how-tos on potterybarnkids.com or check out these great designs from Handmade Charlotte!

2 Spooky Sweet Treats

By PBK Editors

Two days and counting! We’re ready for the frightful festivities to begin and are counting down with two sweet treats that would be a perfect spooky surprise in your little one’s lunch!

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We know they’ll be all smiles when they uncover one of these Candy-Coated Marshmallow Spiders from The Kitchn in their lunch bag. For a healthier spin on this fun treat, replace the candy and licorice ropes for granola and pretzel sticks!

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Who said gingerbread was only for Christmas?! This spicey sweet snack makes a scary appearance as a Skeleton Cookie from our Halloween Party.

For more great Halloween ideas, visit Design Studio for all of our party tips and inspiration.

So Gourd! 3 Fun Crafts for Halloween

By PBK Editors

We’re counting down the last three days until Halloween with three crafts that are all about pumpkins! With plenty of silly expressions and ghoulish gourd faces, you’ll love these simple crafts without that pumpkin-carving mess.

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From a traditional Jack-O-Lantern to a friendly smirk, the faces on this DIY Pumpkin Garland from Hellobee are filled with personality! Our favorite over-the-top idea? Add sparkly paint or features like ears or arms for an extra fun garland this Halloween.

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Does your little one have a few extra Jack-O-Lantern ideas? Let them create as many different faces as they like with this DIY Dry Erase Pumpkin Printable from Handmade Charlotte.

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Add another layer to your doorstep decor with these Halloween Face Balloons from Mer Mag. Whether you’re including another pumpkin face or a wicked witch and white ghost, this DIY is the perfect way to add additional elements that aren’t too spooky for trick-or-treaters.

Looking for more great Halloween crafting ideas? Check out our Halloween Party on Design Studio or browse other crafts on the blog.

 

Our Fairy-Inspired Favorites

By PBK Editors

Add some extra sparkle to your next party or play date with dash of fairy dust and a little magic! Whether they’re engaged in dress-up or ready for a whimsical celebration, we’ve fallen for all things fairy-inspired this season.

For a cozy winter wonderland of magic and delight, we love this Magical Tea Party that’s filled with great recipes like hot cocoa and sparkling cupcakes.

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One of our favorite ways to add a touch of magic to a day of play is with fairy-inspired outfits, accessories and toys. Here are a few of our favorite picks:

Ready to sprinkle some more magic into the season? RSVP for the Very Fairy Tea Party at your local store where your little one can create their own magical fairy wand! Visit our Store Events page to learn more.