I've done quite a bit of adapting in this house to help these little ones be independent in this kitchen.. Moved most of the dishes down low so they can set the table and unload the dishwasher. Kept a piles of child sized wipes so they can wipe their own table space down after meals. Moved a laundry basket down low so they can put their wipes in them then after. Offered child safe knives that they can cut their own fruit for their oatmeal and such. Filled miniature pitchers of their drinks so they can pour their own into their cup (pictures below of this, I do love my collection of miniature pitchers). Nothing rocket science ranked, but enough changes so that the grown ups are doing all the kitchen work. These kids really do pull their weight in the kitchen...often without reminders too! Thankful for that.
We took a five week class. At this class, they had miniature placemats and child sized napkins for snack. My kids loved them, and they contained dinner mess beautifully as an added bonus. And a table set with fancy placemats? Why not? I always do enjoy dining in style anyway. Since his current fave book is Big Red Barn and hers is Barncat (at the red barn door), a red barn it was.