This year, many hosts and hostesses are forgoing traditional tablecloths while setting the Thanksgiving table.  Instead of  ironing and Scotchgarding expensive linens, people are going to the local art supply store for a roll of butcher paper and a box of Sharpies. Pinterest is full of boards about adding personal, yet elegant touches to any DIY tablecloth, regardless of the occasion (brunches, birthdays, wine tastings, weddings, block parties, etc).

Incorporate a seating chart with place settings

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Another take on the idea is personalized place mats

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Ideal covering for the kids’ tables

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Make a buffet table and/or bar more fun and informative

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