Sometimes a formal Thanksgiving dinner isn't really possible. There might be more people coming than formal dishes available. I mean, could you imagine washing thirty sets of dishes. Yuck. No bueno. There might be so much going on that the clean up needs to be more simple. You know, like needing to take a nap or watch a football game.
Basically, there are all kinds of circumstances in which disposable would be better.
However, using disposable either means boring OR expensive. You either have to use everyday picnic type paper product...YAWN. Or you have to splurge on the really pretty, unique paper products ordered online. Times one pretty complete place setting by 20 and that can add up.
Good news, it doesn't have to be either/or. There is a way to make those disposable paper products fancy enough for Thanksgiving, but not too fancy that you won't mind just tossing it when all the eating is done.
I was able to take normal paper products that I found a The Mart, and with a little umph and some golden sparkle I made them all fancy for Thanksgiving.
Here is the run down of what I did to create this Simple and Pretty Disposable Thanksgiving Place Setting--
I used a gold Sharpie to embellish a plain plate. I also used it to write on clear plastic cups.
To continue with all the gold awesomeness, I spray painted cake boards and turned them into chargers. Here is a hint...after you spray paint the chargers leave them in your garage and let them air out for a day before you bring them in.
I splurged a little on nicer napkins. I believe a splurge was totally allowed since everything else was so
I made an envelope to hold the utensils out of a brown lunch sack. I also decided to use the envelope as the name card. I created a label in PicMonkey. Then I printed it on the lunch sack, like HERE.
Put everything all together, and you are practically ready to eat.
Love it. I only have a few more days!