Paper Tablecloths for Halloween

Unlike the huge family holidays, where the pressure is on to use grandma’s heirloom tablecloth, Halloween is a fun, silly holiday, with loads of options when it comes to dressing the table. Whether you’re looking to host a large party, or just trying to spruce up the dining room for yourself during the month of October, you can easily find uses for the many available decorative paper tablecloths for Halloween.

Of course, if you’re willing to expand your horizons just a touch beyond pure paper, and consider the hundreds of styles of plastic & vinyl tablecloths available for Halloween, your options grow almost exponentially. Even better, you could easily select a solid-color paper tablecloth, and layer it with a cool transparent vinyl spider web tablecloth, like this one shown at right. Bear in mind that this could be used over any color tablecloth (not just orange), so if you happen to have white or another shade on hand, you wouldn’t even need to purchase the under-cloth. That said, since this is made of clear vinyl, you might even be able to get away with using it over one of your cloth tablecloths; just make sure it fits completely under the vinyl so you won’t be subjecting it to random drips and stains.

Cool Paper Tablecloths for Halloween

paper tablecloths for Halloween

Another thing to consider is your drink dispenser. While you could opt for a plain punch bowl, or stick with bottled sodas, wouldn’t it be more fun to make a red punch and serve it in this little number? you could even use red wine (assuming it’s an adults-only party). Another option if you’re serving wine are
these cute labels from bonestudio.net, which cover the wine’s original label and make it look like your guests are drinking something spooky or toxic, like a witches’ brew! If you’re catering to a younger crowd, there are similar labels sized for two-liter bottles. If you consider some of the gruesome green colors that sodas come in, it wouldn’t be much of a stretch to believe you’re drinking poison.

Don’t forget to jazz up your tableware, too! There are some really cute options, including the adorable skull-shaped cupcake molds shown at right. A little bit of pink frosting in the shape of brain crenellations, and voila! Instant cute-but-creepy party nibbles! If you’re having a buffet, there are also plates, cups & napkins in several designs, from kiddie cute to bloody good.

As I mentioned, there are also loads of plastic table coverings which work well with the Halloween theme. If you’re bored of traditional orange & black (or the more modern combo of purple and poison green), you can mix it up with a table cover that looks like it has blood dripping down off of it. Just like standard paper tablecloths for Halloween, this variation would offer easy cleanup, and no tears even if someone overturns the entire dip bowl on it. Something that just couldn’t be said if you were using an expensive linen tablecloth!

You could also easily spruce up a single-color or very simple paper tablecloth for Halloween with the decorations you use on the table. If you haven’t looked into Halloween table decorations lately, there are some surprisingly inexpensive & snazzy options out there. Black candelabras come in both disposable and re-usable forms, or you could just pop a couple of blood-dripping candles into your existing candlesticks. And if you’re sure your guests aren’t the squeamish type, you could even go whole hog with a bloody gauze look like this! If you’re not sure about your guests’ comfort level, you could instead opt for a simple black gauze table covering. It works much better than trying to string faux spider webs over your table tops (trust me, I’ve tried it), and lends the air of a burial shroud without the in-your-face gore factor.

All in all, there are loads of ways to spruce up even the most plain of paper tablecloths for Halloween. Which route you choose to go will be limited only by your personal taste (and perhaps the age of your guests)

Paper Tablecloths for Thanksgiving

Paper tablecloths for Thanksgiving ? Say it ain’t so, Mom! But wait, there is a new twist to those old cheap paper things that didn’t even cover the table, let alone make it through to the end of the meal. Now we have Thanksgiving paper tablecloths that look, feel and cover just like a linen table cloth, and are, appropriately enough called Linen-Like tablecloths. Of course there are other options as well, which still have a beautiful design and complement any meal you plan to serve. In fact, there’s a whole range of paper tablecloths for Thanksgiving, from the sparkly and upbeat to the refined and subdued.

Paper Tablecloths for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of the few times a year when the WHOLE family gets together to kick off the Holiday Season and enjoy good food. While the food is great, the clean up can be a pain. Everything from the turkey juices to the pecan pie has found their way onto the table cloth. This stuff can ruin a tablecloth in a heartbeat, because even if you can get the cranberry stain out of it, something else will just get set in and the tablecloth is gone. And don’t think you can’t set a pretty table for Thanksgiving using a paper tablecloth; even simple, subdued, solid colors will work. Imagine your table covered with a nice, neutral brown paper tablecloth, and sprinkled with a handful of colorful fall leaves (also disposable; after all you don’t want the bugs and mold that would come in on real leaves!). A quick yet festive table setting that makes it easy when it comes time to clean up!

Just think, instead of having to clean up all those leftovers plus another load of laundry. You can just take the dishes off (or if you set the table with beautifully matching disposable tableware, you would only need to remove the serving platters) the table and scoop up the rest right in the tablecloth. Saves time energy and money in my book. But then you say that there is the cost of the tablecloth. That is true, but if you ruined Aunt Betsy’s heirloom, you’d lose the memories and the tablecloth. Then you’d still have to buy another tablecloth for next year, sounds a bit costly to me. So I think you should put out a couple of bucks for a paper tablecloth that looks feels and acts like the real thing. You will have one less thing to worry about in all the rush, and you’ll not have to worry about who’s going to spill what on that paper tablecloth for Thanksgiving.

Linen-Like Tablecloths

Linen-Like tablecloths from Milaninn are a specific kind of paper tablecloths, made of very high quality materials, yet still costing a fraction of what genuine linen tablecloths would cost. In fact, they are usually half or less the cost of even renting cloth table covers!

Linen-Like Tablecloths

The term “Linen-Like” is actually a trademark of the company Bonestudio or Hoffmaster, who manufactures these very pretty paper tablecloths, and sells them primarily to the catering industry. But what if you don’t want to hire a caterer (or the caterer you’re using doesn’t want to buy Linen-Like tablecloths special for you), but you still want the benefits – the elegant look of linen with the easy cleanup of a disposable tablecloth? Not to worry! These beautiful table covers are available direct to the public through this site, which offers the largest selection I’ve found. I’ve also found that eBay sellers often have Linen-Like products listed, though not nearly in as large a variety.

One thing you will notice when shopping for Linen-Like products is that they appear to be expensive. Don’t let the initial sticker shock scare you, though, as this is the price for a whole case. Once you take that large number and divide it out by the number of items in a case, you’ll find the price to be much lower than anything you’d pay to rent, and certainly cheaper than anything you’d pay to buy, cloth table covers.

Now, if you were hoping to use just one or two Linen-Like cloths and place settings, such as one might want for an intimate picnic for two, then you probably wouldn’t want to pony up for a whole case (unless you’re a hopeless romantic and plan many such picnics ). But for an event or function of any size, whether it be a wedding reception or a business luncheon, the prices will work out very much in your favor. In fact, I’ve even done some example math over here in my article on the use of paper tablecloths for wedding receptions, if you’d like to see for yourself.

In addition to tablecloths, Linen-Like napkins, paper guest towels, table runners (yes, the lovely vineyard pattern shown above is PAPER, as is the tablecloth on which it rests!), placemats and other color-matched table accessories are all available, and they are all made from the same Linen-Like paper material with the same pretty feel and nice drape. So don’t be afraid to use Linen-Like products for even your swankiest occasions; you’ll make a great impression – and you’ll be saving money – while making your cleanup a breeze!

Clothes Hanger : Various Shapes And Designs

Clothes hanger can come in various shapes and designs. Here’s an account of the most recent arrivals in the cloth hanger trends. You would surely agree that there could hardly be anything that could be more significant than closet organization than a humble hanger? The 3 excellent kinds of hangers are –

These hangers happen to be some of the heaviest one available in stores. But that does not mean they are heavier than iron hangers. They were previously used for hanging larger winter coats. So traditionally, they weren’t meant for lighter clothing.

There are many kinds of designs in the market. My personal favorites are the ones that have wooden top trellis and a sturdy metal rod that intersects both of the ends across the hangers’ bottom. Oftentimes, there’s an extra wooden bar that runs across the hangers’ bottom edge – this allows people to hang suit pants and/or other slacks.

The classic style Clothes Hanger – Wire Hangers

Clothes Hanger

Made famous because of their cheap and mass production, these hangers were primarily made for dry cleaning businesses. These wire hangers have been designed only for momentary usage and usually light items are hung on them. It is unfortunate that despite the fact that they are quite inexpensive even in their manufacturing stage, they do bend/ buckle when tremendous weights are placed.

And even worse, they at times disfigure the original shape of the clothing that is hung. Most wire hangers were known to get discolored or rusted when exposed to humid air. This leaves horrible stains on the cloths that are hung.

Plastic clothes hangers

They are pretty much akin to the shape and sizes of wooden hangers. Most plastic hangers have been successful in rapidly replacing wire hangers, since mass production was the bottom line of these hangers. They are getting extensive popularity though.

But that does not mean that all sorts of plastic hangers are similar to wooden hangers. This is because they provide an extra bar across the hangers’ bottom to let you hang slacks. Most plastic hangers sell cheap but they are quite durable. Still, like those wooden hangers, the plastic counterparts eat up mammoth space in the closet. At times, children’s clothing is hung onto plastic hangers.

Other variations

Some clothes hangers come with skirt clips. And when a hanger comes as tiered, it should be able to hold multiple garments concurrently. When it comes to pants, special cascading hanger-hooks are used for hoisting multiple pairs in one single vertical set.

And here’s something on the background

The hangers that you see today didn’t start off as regular household items. Back in 1869, a novelty worker made up a hanger. But that was the time when hangers were only used for commercial or retail usage. At that time general stores used them for displaying gentleman’s clothing – and this was the trend till 1906. But eventually, the culture of using clothes hanger turned out to be a household commodity.

Cloth hangers crossed a long way to come up here. Not to mention the fact that, a clothes hanger we used on customteesusa.com at that period were meant for wrinkle preventing and made out of cardboard padding.

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