Holiday Tables and Paper Tableware


Holiday Paper Tableware

Holiday Paper Tableware

The holidays tend to get very hectic, especially when you are hosting a large holiday party! You may not have a large number of holiday dishes or china to serve all of the guests that you have invited to your gathering.

To lessen the stress of planning a party and increase the joy of being apart of the party, use festive holiday paper tableware, paper napkins, and plastic cutlery.

Dress up your table with our Paper Tableware:

  • Dress up your table from your personal everyday plates with our paper tableware patterned plates.
  • Use our red and white polka dot 7” paper plates (item PL7RPK) to add a punch of color and design to your holiday party. Not only is it a totally budget friendly and trendy way to transform your table, it also means you will be spending less time washing dishes and more time celebrating with your family and friends after dinner!
  • Dress up disposable paper napkins and plastic cutlery by using your favorite ribbon and glittered bells, found at your local craft store, to create adorable napkin rings on a budget.
  • Use our polka dot luncheon napkins (item NALRPK) and white plastic cutlery (CUTP24 WHI).

Holiday Table & Paper Tableware Ideas:

  • Other attractive paper tableware options include the enchanted Christmas dinner plates and the cozy toeszies banquet plates. Both of these plates will look nice with the napkin ring project that is suggested above.
  • Liven up your holiday table with the metallic red opalescent tablecover or the gorgeous red iridescent chiffon material to cover your table.
  • One pretty holiday centerpiece for the middle of your table is the Christmas tree centerpiece. For a simpler look, leave the tree as it is, or for added adornment decorate the tree with silver or gold strings of beads. Around the tree, toss beautiful poinsettia embossed confetti as an accent.
  • Remember that there will be numerous decorations in and around the space, and sometimes it is better to simplify or go with at least one understated area.

Festive Food for Holiday Parties


Let it Snow EnsembleThe sky is the limit when it comes to what is appropriate food to serve for your Christmas party or holiday open house. The easiest way to entertain guests is with a buffet line. A general rule is that everyone will not eat everything. People normally will eat more starches and meats than vegetables and anything fried will be the first to go! Going through a buffet line can make people feel the pressure of others behind them, so they move along quickly and won’t take huge quantities the first time through. Remember that you will much rather have leftovers than a sparse spread at your buffet line, but here is a guide for you when you are estimating your food quantities for your buffet.

For individual meats, fish, poultry:

• 5 – 6 ounces per person
• If the cuts of meat have bones in them, consider adding more weight per person.

For multiple meat meals and buffets:
• 4 – 6 ounces per person

For pasta dishes:
• A pound will serve 8-10 people.

For vegetables:
• With a premixed salad, estimate one handful per person.
• One head of lettuce will feed approximately five people, four medium heads will serve 15-20.

For appetizers:
• Estimate about 10-12 items total per person.
• Make three to four of each item per person, keeping in mind that everyone may not take all of the items.

For desserts:
• Calculate one full portion of dessert per person.
• For multiple desserts, people will taste smaller portions of each item.
• A normal cake will serve approximately 10, but 15 will be fed if you are also serving pie.

Season to Remember EnsembleRemember that doubling and tripling recipes is something of an art, so it is best to start small and work your way up. You will have a much better success rate with most recipes if you make multiple batches of a single recipe rather than trying to multiply the quantities by three, four, or more.

Beverages

Consider having a couple of the following seasonal beverages to fit the festive occasion:
• Eggnog
• Wassail
• Cranberry Cocktail
• Hot Chocolate
• Coffee Bar – set out a few flavored liqueurs, brandy, whipped cream, and grated chocolate. Garnish drinks with decorative ice cubes. Try using shaped ice-cube trays, adding a little food coloring into the water, or add mint leaves or raspberries to the water before freezing.

If you plan on setting up a basic bar, plan to have the following on hand for every 10 adult guests:
• 1 case of beer
• 2 liters of seltzer
• 3 liters of soft drinks (diet and regular)
• 2 quarts of fruit juice
• Plenty of chilled bottled mineral water (sparkling and flat)
• 2 bottles of wine – one red, one white
• Hard liquor – a fifth makes aprox. 14 drinks
• Lemon and lime wedges and twists, olives and other garnish
• Lots of ice – plan on 1 lb. per adult guest for the evening.

Serve up the drinks in some of our fantastic Holiday Tableware Ensembles.

Throwing a successful holiday party with a buffet does not have to throw you into a cardiac arrest! Just have fun, relax, and enjoy the time with your many guests – they will remember the fun and fellowship much longer than they will remember the menu!

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