The party stylists blank canvas is a white linen tablecloth. While you might feel compelled to change tablecloth colors to coordinate with party themes, often the neutral colors of basic tablecloths provide a better foundation letting your party decor shine.

Basic Tablecloths for parties #tablecloths #charmingpartybasic

It’s best to invest in quality white and denim tablecloths. We’re convinced that with just these two options in your linen closet, you can coordinate with any party theme.

Three Essential Tablecloths for parties #tablecloths #charmingpartybasic

Another party stylists’ secret is to use a table pad underneath your tablecloth. Made from vinyl with felt backing, table pads help the tablecloth have better drape and a smoother appearance. They also muffle noise and provide protection for the table.

Photography, design and styling by Bettijo B. Hirschi and Aimée Lowry.


  1. I have been looking for a quality denim tablecloth! Can you suggest where I might find one, or is this homemade? Thanks~

    Gigi    Thursday, September 27, 2012
  2. Hi Gigi, You are right — we bought denim fabric by the yard and made our own.

    bettijo    Thursday, September 27, 2012
  3. I’d love to have nice white tablecloths on hand for parties! Where did you find your tablecloths and if you made your own, is there anywhere online you like to order fabric from? Thanks!

    Jennifer Bird    Saturday, October 6, 2012

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