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Dinner Plates or Disposable Plates: Which Ones to Choose for Your Dinner Party

ByJessie Sanner

Sep 26, 2016 #plates

Mingling, socialising and attending parties is all fun but not that much when you’re host. Depending on the number of guests you’re having and the formality of the event, organisation is key. With plenty of things to look into, starting from the ingredients you’re going to have to buy, preceded by creating a menu, and spending hours of cooking, it’s normal for you to be anxious and perhaps feel a bit overwhelmed. Before you consider calling it off altogether, it’s important to start planning, make up a list of things you’d need, from napkins, tablecloths to meal ingredients and table decorations days before the party takes place. This can save you a lot of trouble and headache so you’ll have more time to think of a party topic.

Dinner Plate

However, even if you’ve finished up with the above mentioned preparations, not all your work is done. The ongoing debate is over the serveware, particularly the plates: do you go for the standard dinner ones or do you go for the disposable option? There’s more to this decision than meets the eye, literally, as energy savings and budget are also in question and not just the looks. So, when both options are compared, which one to choose? Weigh in the pros and cons and you be the judge.

Plates have been around for quite some time, ever since people developed an eating style that didn’t only rely on survival but beauty as well. From wood, pottery and metal, they evolved to intricate porcelain works of art which is what makes dinner plates an all-time favourite choice. They are perfect for any kind of setting as they are stylish and classy at the same time, so no matter the formality of your party you are sure to wow your guests. Being part of such a technological environment makes for easy shopping, thus you can find a variety of choices of dinner plates online as the perfect fit in the shape and colour to your taste. You can use them instead of lunch and dessert plates and, unless you’re prone to breaking, and can enjoy having them as part of your serveware for years as they are reusable. Find your dinner plates online and you’ve found your serveware for every occasion.

Disposable ones can save you a lot of trouble concerning washing and cleaning as there’s no way you’re going to ask your guests to help you out and wash the dishes would you? This means, disposable ones are used and disposed so they can help you cut down on the water and electricity bills if you have a dishwasher, but throwing them out with all the leftovers leaves space for food contamination and no recycling so they are left out to decay for an incredible amount of time thus you’re not really doing environment a favour. No matter whether you opt for paper or plastic, they can make a party look cheap, more so because then you’d have to pair them with disposable forks, knives and spoons which are easily breakable. Try cutting meat with a plastic knife and you’ll see meat flying across the room and, before you know it, your dinner party turns into the one in the song video Sing of the Travis band, yours even worse because they use actual silverware in it.

By Jessie Sanner

Always weighing things, the life of a Libra isn’t easy and that’s something Jessie is well acquainted with as a Libra herself. The confusion with having to choose between things is what helps her write for the blog, in the hope of making it easier for readers who are indecisive themselves. Interested in contrasts, like period dramas and sci-fi, casual and classy outfits, fries and detox shakes, the life of this young lady is anything but boring. Or is it?