Spanish-language Thanksgiving Placemats



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

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 style placemats

Letter stamps and fabric paints

Paint brush

Baby wipes


Feliz Día de Acción de Gracias (Happy Thanksgiving)

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

Panza Llena, Corazon Contento (Full belly, Happy Heart)


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?



3 thoughts on “Spanish-language Thanksgiving Placemats”

  1. I am soooo glad I found your blog a few months ago. I love the Thanksgiving placemats. Fabulous idea. We have Italian on my side and Swedish on my husbands….LOL……so this would be rather interesting to incorporate. Thanks so much and I wish you and your family a beautiful holiday season.


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