Last Minute Thanksgiving Details.

Thanksgiving Name Cards |

If you’re anything like I am, many of the seasonal crafts and details that you plan are often never fully realized because the clock runs out. My visions of a Martha approved holiday give way to frantic shouts to my family, “people are arriving in 10 minutes… HURRY!!”

Ahhhh… the memories.

I exaggerate (only slightly), to point out that sometimes you have to make the tough decisions and cut a few corners to save your sanity… or at least the sanity of those around you.

My latest amendment: Thanksgiving Cookie Name Cards

Thanksgiving Name Tags | Storypiece.netThis delicious project would be extra fun with leaf shape cookies (for which I bought a cookie cutter) cut from your favorite homemade sugar cookie recipe (for which I researched). But as Thanksgiving rapidly approaches, this can also be done with premade cookie dough or purchased (gasp) goodies from your local bakery.

What you’ll need:

  • Plain sugar cookies
  • Frosting
  • Colored sugar/sprinkles
  • White paper and color card stock to compliment your Thanksgiving décor.
  • Raffia
  • Clear treat bags
  • Glue
  • Scissors

For the cookies:

1. Bake your cookies and allow to thoroughly cool.

Thanksgiving Dessert |

2. Frost your cookies with your favorite frosting.

Cookie Name Cards |

3. Add decorative colored sugar or sprinkles.

Easy Cookie Name Cards |

Tip: If you let your prepared cookies sit in the freezer while you make the name cards, they slide easily into the treat bags without smearing everywhere.

Name Cards:

1. Print out the names of each of your guests, cut out the names and glue to individual cardstock.

Easy Seating Cards |

2. Punch a small hole in the end of the cardstock and like I mentioned here, fold 12” raffia in half and thread both ends through the hole creating a loop.

Raffia |

3. You can then add your cookie into the treat bag and slip the name card over the end.

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4. Slide the name card down the raffia to cinch the bag closed and tie off with a knot.

Easy Thanksgiving Place Cards |

You have a quick and personal treat for each of your guests to enjoy now or take home for later.  These aren’t revolutionary, but they let your guests know you are excited for them to share the day with you and your family will be thankful their mom is slightly more sane than last year.

Easy Thanksgiving Name Cards |

How is your Thanksgiving planning? Are you able to accomplish all that you envision? What will you need to cut corners on and what is an absolute “must get done”?

This project has been included with other amazing holiday ideas at the Dare to DIY Challenge.


  1. Jess says:

    If I were a guest I would definitely end up gobbling up my own place card before it was even time to sit down at the table! These look delish and adorable!

  2. Rachel says:

    These are absolutely adorable! The cookies look delicious, and I love the idea of using cookies as place cards. So cute and fun and tasty!

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