There’s nothing better than a dinner party to catch up with your girlfriends, but there’s also nothing worse than the clean-up that follows. It’s hard to spend time with your guests when you’re worried about the huge mess that’s left behind after dinner. Even worse? Those brand new dishes you picked out aren’t dishwasher-safe and way too expensive to risk tossing in. Next time, skip the hand-washing and save yourself some money with on-trend paper products!
Zazzle and Paper Eskimo are just two of the many companies jumping on the bandwagon, and their paper plates are affordable and adorable. They offer everything from simple patterned plated to completely customizable options, which makes it a great option for any occasion. If you’re throwing together a last minute girls’ night, grab a simple solid colored plate - the mint green ones are super cute, and are perfect for the springtime! If you’re feeling a little bit more adventurous, the polka dot and striped plates add a fun and feminine touch that will really elevate your dinner party! Grab the matching cups and napkins, or mix up different patterns for a bold statement your guests won’t forget.
You could also impress your guests with customized products if you’re having a more formal event. With templates for everything from a bridal shower to a birthday, there’s an endless amount of choices that will compliment whatever theme you’re going for. If you and your hubby are hosting a dinner party, add your monograms and the date to the middle of your plates for a classy touch.
If you’re not one for over-the-top decor, we love the idea of sticking with understated, solid colored plates and mixing in a fun striped napkin or a chevron cup. The colors still make for fun decor, and you don’t have to commit so much to a vivid statement. If you’re still looking for that unique touch of customization, consider personalized wine labels that will have everyone talking!
Personalization sounds a bit pricey, but it’s actually much more reasonable than investing time, effort, and money into dishes and glassware. Most plates average around $1.50 each, which is just around $15.00 for a decent sized dinner party, and there’s usually some sort of discount code or deal available too that saves you even more - it’s a totally affordable way to glam up any occasion!