by | Sep 23, 2021 | Holidays, Z

Last Updated: Oct 30, 2021 @ 4:37 pm.

Looking for a tablecloth to spruce up your next family event? We looked at 13 different special occasion tablecloths to find the best bets. Which were the best quality? Washed well? Here are the ones we like.

FYI: We've been reviewing and rating products for the home and families since 1994. We don't take money or freebies from the brands we review. Our work is 100% reader-supported!


How We Judged Tablecloths—And Our Top Picks

To find the best tablecloths for special occasions, we started by judging fabric quality. Thicker fabric with double stitched hems are in indication of quality.

For colors, we looked at vibrancy and (if printed), accuracy and contrast.

Finally, we also considered washability. Some tablecloths just wash better than others—little or no fading, no fraying of hems, etc. 

To find the best bets, we asked our parent readers for their favorites. Then we tried out several brands ourselves, inspecting tablecloths by hand for construction quality. We looked at both printed and plain versions, since we know there are fans of both varieties.

Here are the best bets:

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Best Plaid Tablecloth

Nice mix of green, gold and red
We love the beautiful, vibrant colors of this tablecloth, which drapes nicely. Heavy and sturdy, we found this tablecloth washed well.
$33.99

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Best Round Tablecloth

Quick drying
The red and gold motif of this tablecloth impressed us—and the 70" diameter is a perfect size for most round tables. Yes, it is machine washable and dryable.

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Best Solid Red Tablecloth

Great bang for the buck
Sometimes, simpler is better. If you are looking for a solid color tablecloth, this one would be our choice. Heavy duty with a nice formal look. Thick fabric impressed us.
$14.95

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Best Printed Scene Tablecloth

Nice fabric weight
The cream background here is a nice backdrop for this ribbons and flowers—we loved how gorgeous it looked in real life. And it washed well, with very little shrinkage.

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Why Trust Us

We’ve been rating and reviewing products for the home and families since 1994. We do extensive research, evaluating products with an eye toward quality, ease of use and affordability. When we purchase a product for hands-on testing, we do so with our own money.

Here’s another key point: we don’t take money from the brands we review. No free samples, no sponsors, no “partnerships.” Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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