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.
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 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!
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!