With summer winding down and the trusty grill easing into semi-retirement for the season, many of our parties and big events are moving back indoors. That can mean our events have a more formal tenor than what we roll with in summer. What that doesn’t mean, however, is that using your finest flatware on hand is a must. You can still throw an elegant party while using single-use options—and you should. Here are some of the advantages of using disposable cutlery at your upcoming events.
A Lighter Alternative
Not every party you throw is a home game for you. When planning an event requires you to go on the road, you don’t want to schlep heavy silver or stainless-steel flatware to the venue if you don’t really have to. Sure, one fork by itself doesn’t exactly make you call in the piano movers, but the weight of all those pieces adds up to a sizable inconvenience. Disposable cutlery is much lighter, making your travel considerations much easier.
The green-minded among us may initially bristle at the thought of using disposable flatware. After all, disposable means plastic, and plastic means petroleum, and that means destroying our planet to extract harmful fossil fuels, right? Not necessarily. There’s some resource use going on even if you use non-disposable flatware for your event—consider the electricity and water that it takes to run your dishwasher. That electricity is ultimately coming from somewhere, and that somewhere may well be the coal that fires a power plant. The water that your dishwasher leaves behind also requires further processing to reclaim, and it’s another energy-intensive process.
You should also remember that not all disposable cutlery is plastic. Smarty Had a Party features lines of birchwood flatware that provide strength and durability during the meal and biodegradable material afterward. It’s a win-win.
Consistency Is Key
Look through your drawer. What do you find? Forks, knives, and spoons, obviously, but look more closely. Some of the forks are longer than others. Some of the spoons have wider bowls than the others. Some forks may even only have three tines instead of four. They all vary in size, shape, and heft. As you acquire silverware over the years, they tend not to be a perfect match, and for your next big party, that’s an imperfection you don’t want to put on display. One of the biggest advantages of using disposable cutlery is giving your table settings a fresh start from what you have on hand. With a fresh set of luxury disposable cutlery from Smarty Had a Party and disposable plates to match, each table setting can look uniformly gorgeous. Each guest will receive the same elegant presentation as they sit down to enjoy their meal—no three-tined forks or oddly wide spoons to draw the wrong kind of attention.