Plastic Plates and Other Disposable Alternatives to Ceramics By Billy Squarrow Throwing a party is no good without careful planning and a meticulous execution of that plan. Preparing ahead of time is the key in throwing a great party, and at the same time a way to enjoy during your party. Here are a handful of advices that can help you achieve the party you always wanted. Prepare ahead. Set up decorations like balloons, streamers, and other party favors the night before the party. Decorating the night before is a good idea if you're renting a venue for the event. Lock them all to their respective positions, as well as the tableware such as plates, cups, napkins, and cutlery. Doing these things can definitely cut your time preparing for the party in half. The most anticipated part of any event is food. While other things needed are non-perishable, food is the most sensitive among them. There are some kinds of food which easily spoil. Thus, preparing them ahead of time will cause a disaster. Salads, Fajitas, and Finger foods are great party food. However, the kind of food you'll prepare depends on the kind of event. For instance, if you're throwing a wedding reception, it requires a heavier array of food selection; while salads can work for a housewarming party. A casual backyard cookout can allow you to set a few meats and veggies to marinate the night before and then relax until your guests arrive. When it comes to food, presentation matters. Find time to look for do-it-yourself meal garnish and plates to make your served meal more palatable to your guests. The kind of plate should also be considered. During parties, disposable plates are more likely to work than ceramics. It's a good thing there are plastic plates, which are also disposable. The main purpose of having disposable plates is to lessen the host's burden of washing loads of dishes afterwards. Disposable plastic plates are available in different shapes and sizes. You just have to pick one style which you think will fit the theme of your party. Another advantage of buying disposable plates is the cost, compared to buying dozens of ceramic plates. You can stock up on whatever glasses, dishes, and decorations you feel suit your affair for cheap bulk prices. Plastic plates, however, are not made up of eco-friendly materials. Plastic is a substance that takes a thousand years to decay. Thus, plastic waste is harder to manage but can also facilitate a get-together that it inexpensive and festive.