I knew just what I wanted to use these for when I ordered them. Everytime we entertain and put out a buffet, people never know what the foods are. These will be great for putting them in front of each dish! They are super easy to assemble and come with a piece of chalk wrapped in paper and an eraser that has a sponge on the other side. I learned a while back that it's important to "condition" new chalkboards. If you draw on this chalkboard without conditioning it, it's harder to wipe off. So, all you have to do is hold the entire piece of chalk against on the board and rub chalk all over the board until covered. Then you wipe or sponge it off and it's conditioned. I tried conditioning and not conditioning with these and the difference was definitely significant! These are just great and store up so nicely in a small box. Highly recommend!