We’ve been waiting for fabulous eco-friendly plates, and they’re finally here! Prior versions were flimsy, or looked like they were made of paper towel fibers, and many brides skipped these early incarnations of the eco-friendly party plate in favor of not-so-green party store plates. “I can’t have guests’ plates collapsing under the weight of our menu items,” said the brides who considered those early versions of the eco-party plate.
But I’ve found a fantastic, sturdy, and stylish new collection of eco-friendly party plates: All Occasion Veneerware®, the only single-use dinnerware made from 100% bamboo and certified organic. (Other styles I spotted during my search only had 35% post-consumer recycled material, so they didn’t make my must-have list for party hosts’ purchases.)
In neutral tan colors, and in rounds and squares — offering that variety of plate designs that’s so big right now, and in the soft shades that are so big right now – this line of eco-friendly plates is chemical and pesticide-free, made without bleach or dyes, is biodegradable and compostable. And they feel good in your hands, smooth and seemingly more expensive than they are. This collection will impress party guests, keep their cocktail party menu choices securely on their plates and not on their laps, and will let you be a gorgeously green bride or party host, making smart party supply buys and – this is big! – inspiring party guests to go green with their own partyware! When you show off your innovative bamboo plates, you show off your savvy party-planning smarts.
Made by Bambu a fine source for a great variety of eco-smart party serving plates and bowls, Veneerware ® makes party setup and cleanup a breeze, and as an added bonus, the usual leftover supply of plates can be used for your everyday meals or wedding weekend visitors’ snacks and cake slices, adding even more value to your purchase. And with disposable plates, there’s no running of your dishwasher for days as you would have with traditional plates – so the perks just keep on coming.
You can buy these plates through the Bambu site, and also via the popular entertaining blog Smarty Had A Party.
Sharon Naylor is the author of over 35 wedding books, including The Ultimate Bridal Shower Idea Book and 1001 Ways to Save Money and Still Have a Dazzling Wedding, www.sharonnaylor.net