I love to personalize anything and everything for parties and family get-togethers, so hello, Spanish-language Thanksgiving Placemats!

Sure I could’ve gone the English route, but I thought I’d make it more fun. See, in both my family and Patrick’s, it’s the elders who speak Spanish, the kids and grandkids speak Spanglish. So I thought it would be fun to make these placemats as conversation pieces to get some bilingual action going on. I used to love sitting at family gatherings as a kid and listening to my parents and grandparents kiddingly struggle to teach us Spanish. This is my throwback to that!

Even better – you can create this project with your kids or grandkids to help them learn these phrases. I guarantee, after they stamp them letter-by-letter, they’ll remember them for the rest of their lives!


When you visit your local discount department store you’ll find a seasonal area for all things turkey day. I saw the open area on these placemats and knew they were crying out for me to embellish them! We’re talking enough blank space to make Taylor Swift proud!


I also picked up one of these cute chalkboard pumpkins!



Thanksgiving placemats

Letter stamps and fabric paints, brush

Baby wipes


Feliz Dia de Accion de Gracias (Happy Thanksgiving)

Y no coman demasiado pavo (Don’t eat too much turkey)


Squirt some paint and use a paint brush to coat the letter stamp.


Press firmly on the surface, rocking the stamp back a forth a bit to get even coverage. Use a baby wipe to clean paint off the stamp.


Use a liner brush to fill in the lighter area for even coverage.


And remember the chalkboard pumpkin?



Love & light,