As the weather gets warmer, we can’t help but thinking about doing some alfresco dining in the comfort of our own back yards. We can look forward to inviting our closest friends over for some safe gatherings and amazing food. For some of us, we’re not simply firing up the grill and chopping up the melons for the fruit salad to celebrate Memorial Day or the 4th of July. On a beautiful summer day, what better way to have a wedding reception than to make it a home game for you and your family?
If you’re planning on throwing some serious parties this summer, you’ll probably want to keep your own flatware and tableware collections at bay. You may not have enough utensils and plates on hand to serve everyone, and you’d hate to see any of your own property somehow get lost in the shuffle, never to return. Fortunately, we have some tips for choosing disposable flatware for both outdoor and indoor dining this summer.
Make Your Date With Density
You could walk down the aisle of your grocery store and, right next to the paper plates, find those white plastic forks, spoons, and knives that have been a mainstay of every children’s birthday party and summer cookout you’ve ever attended. They’re the kind where you end up snapping off a tine of the fork as soon as you stab at a cube of cantaloupe. Plastic doesn’t have to feel cheap, and it doesn’t have to behave cheaply, either. Look for disposable flatware that has a bit of heft to it. When utensils are heavier in the hands, they feel more like familiar metal flatware, so give your flatware some gravitas.
Elegant Flatware for Elegant Occasions
If you are indeed planning a backyard wedding reception, you’ll want to avoid the quotidian and make every aspect of the table setting feel like a special, once-in-a-lifetime event. You may spend a little money picking out the perfect candles and centerpieces, but disposable flatware options will provide amazing complements to your setting while enjoying big savings. Our rose gold sets lend the perfect note of distinction to weddings, while silver options add classic accents that match any color scheme you choose to feature.
Green Flatware in the Palm of Your Hand
If you have a particularly verdant setting to coordinate with, or simply like to plan your parties with an eye toward sustainability, one of our tips for choosing disposable flatware is to go green. Palm leaf flatware from Smarty Had a Party is a durable, biodegradable, and attractive option for any dinner table whether inside or outside. Palm leaf products feature a simulated wood-grain pattern that suggests authentically carved utensils but matches those aesthetics with equally attractive price points that make this green option a realistic one.