The idea of spending money on tablecloths that are guaranteed to be stained with bbq sauce (to the tune of 120 bucks) made me angry and frustrated. How would I wash them? How could I throw them away? I didn't personally feel good about plastic ones in part because the way the plastic sounds — when it rubs against itself it's like fingernails on the chalkboard to me (heebiejeebies).
So, after a festive jaunt to a local fast-food place, I had an epiphany.
I don't need them! It's much easier to wash the tables themselves.
Then another epiphany, while throwing away the refuse… paper placemats!
So I got home and got to designing and have come up with these babies for our medieval-inspired (“Liz and Kevin are Weird and in Love” – themed) wedding dinner.
It was really fun to work on this together and be giant kids. We plan to put them on the tables with some crayons for all our kids-at-heart to enjoy.
And in case you all would like something similar, here listing the links for do-it-yourself game creations:
If you don't want to DIY it, of course you can always have someone make you some… I love these cuties from Etsy:
Actually, Etsy has TONS of great printable paper placemats. It's funny that lots of these are described as “for kids” — but of course, adults can have fun with this stuff, too!