If you entertain….at all, you should have 2 white linen table cloths on hand. You put so much time and effort into planning the perfect soirée, please do not resort to plastic tablecloths! Even the kids table is better then that. It could be the dinner table or for a dessert buffet, it is always nice to have a floor length linen. You can always add a table runner, placemats, or ribbon around the perimeter to spruce it up a bit. Options are endless. Table Cloths Factory is a GREAT inexpensive (average $10 each) resource to buy some linens to keep on hand and that are reusable time and time again. Why you are at it, get a variety of colored napkins to keep on hand for dinner parties.