These paper place mats are pricey, but for a reason: The detailed cut-out bits that pop up from the mats are a study in beautiful simplicity. If you want to make a gathering incredibly special (for a round-number birthday, say), you could write the names of your dinner party guests on the tiny pictures. For arts and crafts
geeks like me, this is a heavenly little concept.
PopMat, $25 for a set of 10