A sophisticated table. Cloth placemats just aren't practical for everyday use with kids, but it can be hard to find attractive alternatives that allow for a quick and clean getaway. Enter Paper Table - a misnomer, really, since their placemats are made of synthetic paper which is waterproof, tear proof and reusable day after day.
The placemats, $22 for 4, are tree-free, recyclable and available in seven themes (12 designs in all).
Paper Table also sells coordinating napkins and coasters though these are made from disposable paper and might be better saved for a party than for everyday use.
See the whole collection here.