“ Brand: Garden Bunny / Misc House Type: Party Supplies „
The Garden Bunny Table Cloth is a product I came across on Ebay (www.ebay.co.uk) and thought it would be a great touch to the picnic table for lunch in the garden at Easter. The table cloth is made from plastic and is therefore intended for disposable use. The design is of a bunny in a Spring garden among flowers (possibly tulips and daisies) and there are also brightly coloured butterflies flying around too. The tablecloth is predominantly white, with just two simple bands of the garden rabbit design on either edge of the cloth.
As I used it for an Easter lunch in the garden I would say it is an ideal table decoration for use during Spring and especially Easter. I paid around £3 including delivery for mine and think this acceptable for something you aren't going to be buying all the time. As it is disposable I didn't expect a great deal from the plastic tablecloth but it did hold up well to the usual accidents on a picnic table. The plastic surface allows you to wipe clean any spillages and if you look after the tablecloth you can use it on a number of occassions. Obviously it is disposable, therefore it won't last a lifetime!
Overall I would say that the Garden Bunny Table Cover is great for use during the Spring, and especially during Easter. The tablecloth came in handy for covering up the awful surface on my plastic garden picnic table (my dad decided to use it for a firework display - thats another story!). If you are looking for something to brighten your tired garden table up whatever the season I would recommend the Garden Bunny Table Cloth as it doesn't contain Easter eggs in the design and is therefore not designed just for Easter use.
When my order arrived for my Easter party items from www.partybox.co.uk I found they had duplicated one of the items in my order, the Garden Bunny tablecloth, and they had also forgotten to include my invoice so I called them to ensure I had not been charged twice for it. I was assured that I had only paid for one and was told to keep the other as a gesture of goodwill, and presumably to save them the cost of reimbursing me the postage of sending it back. Whatever, it has come in handy as I took the second tablecloth to my daughter's house at lunchtime to use for my little granddaughter's birthday spread.
The tablecloth is beautifully designed with a recurring rabbit, flowers and butterfly pictures - when choosing the tableware for my Easter party I had searched for a theme which featured more realistic bunnies than most as I find cartoon cutesy Easter bunnies to be rather twee. The Garden Bunny range was perfect for this, and equally good for my granddaughter's birthday as the Easter eggs are not so strongly rendered on the tablecloth as they are on the plates and napkins. The table looked beautiful whether this is an Easter design or not!
The colours don't stand out so vividly on the tablecloth, which is probably a blessing as what looks vibrant and bright on plates would perhaps look a little too harsh on the eye when covering a whole table. It's certainly colourful but does appear more muted than the plates that I remember being so bright and shiny at the Easter party.
The tablecloth is made from a fairly thin plastic, it's designed to be disposable but the material is wipe able so if you were careful you could get two or three uses out of one. The plastic does crinkle easily though so you'd have to make sure small hands don't get too close to it if you want to keep it for next time, neither of my tablecloths have been in a good enough condition to save as they have both wrinkled over the course of use but the few minor spills that have occurred have proved easy to mop up using kitchen roll. None of the colour from the tablecloth has seeped through to the wooden table beneath, which I wouldn't have expected really being a plastic tablecloth although I have had this happen in the past when I bought a cheap Christmas tablecloth that leaked green dye wherever a hot coffee cup had been placed.
It holds well to the table and stopped any mess creating extra work after everyone had finished eating. It was simply a case of pulling the sides of the tablecloth together to enclose all the crumbs and tossing the lot into the bin which is much easier than a paper tablecloth I used recently which ripped and ground into the table along with all the crumbs and smears of jam you can expect at a birthday tea!
At £4.10 each I certainly do not think they are good value for money. I was prepared to pay this for a tablecloth which fitted so completely with the rest of my Easter party theme, however as a stand alone table cloth you can honestly get just as good quality for a fraction of the cost on the high street. I was disappointed at how thin the plastic was as I had imagined it would be rather thicker for the price, but then I cannot complain about the tablecloth as it met my needs perfectly and made both party tables look fantastic.