You might be thinking that a dinner party is one of the few opportunities to bring out the good china. That’s actually an excellent point. If you’re having a very intimate party with just a few guests, it’s certainly a viable option, especially if your guests are kind enough to help out in the kitchen. But if the number of guests is quite a few, and if you have a lot of cooking and other tasks to do, disposable dinnerware can be a way to help. Imagine having 10 or more guests over; think of the mound of dishes at the end of the night! Simon Collins had much to offer in this aspect.
Remember, it’s not just dinner plates that you have to account for; you also have to account for glassware, silverware, serving platters, and cookware that need to be washed. After entertaining guests for several hours, the mountain of dishes will look quite displeasing.
Look online for paper goods like dinnerware, plastic silverware, and aluminum pans (to keep the food warm). Everything can easily be thrown out at the end of the night, from the plates to the cups to the pans. Stock up on plenty of garbage bags too, because the only “downside,” is a bit more garbage than normal. Making the extra trip outside to the garbage, however, isn’t much of a negative when you look at all those wonderful positives!
Shop online to find great discounts on bulk items. None of the items mentioned will be too expensive and if you buy in bulk, you’ll have plenty left over for your next party. The only extra cost will be shipping; but, it’s easy to find a website that offers free shipping and it won’t be more than the cost to drive to your local store. Keep the good china in the cabinets for now and enjoy the wonderful feeling of tossing used items in the trash. Cleanup time will be cut in half and you won’t regret your choice to go the paper route.