Plastic Plates are Perfect for Parties

 

Ever tried juggling a plate and wine glass while trying to shake hands at a party? Or while trying to exchange business cards at a business event? Or struggled to balance food and beverages at any event? Like tailgating events where you’re trying to eat and drink while standing up? Or on a boat where you’re rocking with the waves? Or while camping, at backyard barbecues, and the list goes on. . .

Most of us know this drill all too well. Even with lots of practical experience,  most of us just haven’t achieved the title of “master juggler.” The Party Palette solves the problem! They are perfectly balanced plastic plates for parties of all types. Each plate also holds a beverage.

The smaller plate holds a wine glass, goblet or cocktail glass. The divided areas are ideal for appetizers, snacks, or desserts. It’s the perfect plate for cocktail parties, business gatherings, receptions, and holiday parties.

The larger version holds a beer or soda can, or a standard plastic or paper cup. With more space for food, these plates work great for barbecues, tailgate parties, camping, and casual parties.

Even full plates are easily held in one hand. The ergonomic design leaves your hand cramp-free, even if you hold the Party Palette for extended periods. And the best part? Using Party Palettes  leaves one hand free to shake hands, exchange a business card, hold eating utensils, or drink a beverage without the usual juggling act!

We think you’ll love Party Palettes — the perfect plastic plates for parties of all types!

Need more information? See our Products page for product sizes and specifications. Ready to buy? Just click here to buy Party Palettes.

 

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No More Spills with Wine Glass Plates

 

The small Party Palette is sized at 11-1/2″ x 7″ x 7/8″ and conveniently and securely holds a wine or cocktail glass, even when tipped. This plate is perfect for serving appetizers, snacks, and desserts. Available in black or white, these wine glass plates are made from sturdy PC/ABS plastic and are dishwasher safe, even in commercial dishwashers.

Even if a plate gets tipped because it is held improperly, the wine or cocktail glass stays secure. Best yet, the ergonomic design makes tipping a plate almost impossible if held as designed.

Unlike many wine glass plates that supposedly hold stemware, in most cases the slightest tip and the glass slides right out — leaving broken glass and spilled wine! The Party Palette wine glass plate is designed to securely hold wine or cocktail glasses, even when tipped.

Although this security feature is built right in, it’s also important to know that when the plate is held as designed, the plate is held steady and is actually difficult to tip downward. If a tip or dip does occur, the plate holds the glass in place.

It’s just one more way that Party Palette wine glass plates are superior to others on the market. Just click here to buy Party Palettes. They’ll be the hit of your next party!

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Holiday Parties on a Budget

The economy may have drained your entertaining budget, but that doesn’t mean you can’t host a holiday party with panache. It just takes planning and ingenuity to create champagne parties on a beer budget. The essence of successful entertainment doesn’t lie in the amount of money you spend in preparing for your guests. It lies in the time, thought and care you devote to the surroundings, activities and menu.

You don’t need caviar and champagne to impress. Simple and inexpensive ingredients such holiday-foodas raw vegetables can make a big impact. Veggies with dip on a big platter? Ordinary and boring. But take those same ingredients and place them in individual glass votive candle holders that people can pick up and carry in a Party Palette while mingling and you’ve got something special.

Potlucks or simple buffets are certainly less expensive than sit-down, seven-course dinners. Pare it down even further by hosting a brunch, dessert or cocktail party. For a cocktail party, offer a holiday punch or signature drink to control the costs of buying different types of liquor.

Don’t fret over seating for a crowd. Party Palette plates for your guests are perfect for mingling and eating and drinking at the same time. Party hosts often find it easier to use paper plates, napkins and plastic cutlery. But they also can cheapen the occasion and, ironically, add to your costs. Instead, break out the Party Palettes and reuse them for the next party. Your guests will appreciate the convenience and find them fun and unique.

Don’t buy expensive holiday decorations for a party when there’s plenty of free raw materials in your yard. For example, evergreen shrubs or trees, such as boxwood or holly, can be snipped to make garland and wreaths. If you don’t have a yard, ask for donations from neighbors or friends.

For lighting ambiance, use candles everywhere. If you don’t have enough candle holders, use simple glasses and tea cups. You can also turn glasses upside down as a stand for pillar candles. For inexpensive holiday scents, set some apple cider, fresh cloves and cinnamon at a simmer on your stove instead of buying pricy pre-made potpourri.

Have a great time this holiday season and don’t let the lack of a big budget hold you back!

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Fall Party Ideas

A fall or harvest party is a great way to celebrate the coming of autumn. From delicious harvest vegetables to gorgeous, colorful leaves, fall is definitely a great time to throw a party to celebrate the season. Apples and pumpkins and gourds, oh my!

Decorations

Get in the autumn spirit with browns, yellows and reds. Consider farm-themed decorations such as bales of hay or plates with farm animals. Collect up gourds and pumpkins, and get even more creative by creating a scarecrow. You can even do this as a party activity for the kids with some old clothing, a ratty bed sheet for the head, and stuff it with shredded newspaper.

Food

Think “fall fair” when you’re creating recipes. Snacks can include roasted pumpkin seeds or popcorn. Homemade breads such as pumpkin or zucchini bread are sweet, autumn snacks. Have an “apple tasting” contest allowing kids to try different breeds of apple slices such as Granny Smith, Fuji, Red Delicious and more. Check local farmer’s markets for a  selection of different apples. Other great snacks include candy or caramel apples, hot dogs or sausages in celebration of Oktoberfest, and of course, apple pie or oatmeal cookies. Don;t forget to serve it all up on Party Palette sectioned plastic party plates. They are perfectly balanced to comfortably hold food and beverage all on a single plate keeping the other hand free for eating while enjoying activities.

Activities

Explore the inside of a gourd or pumpkin with your little ones. Let them feel, taste and smell the wonder of the season. Have a pumpkin seed spitting contest! Bob for apples, it’s been a while hasn’t it! Fill a wagon with hay and take your little one on a “hay ride” around the neighborhood. Create “dried apple heads”. Decorate mini pumpkins with paint. Enjoy fun wheelbarrow races. Go on a leaf collection hunt and pick ones to press into scrapbooks.

Party Favors

Dollar stores or farmer’s markets are a good place to pick up party favors. Consider straw hats, fall-themed or farm animal stickers. Pick up a bunch of mini-pumpkins or gourds as gifts, or even give homemade caramel apples. Find cute fall-themed decorations at the dollar store or the craft stores to use as party favors.

Have fun and enjoy the season!

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Ready for some football?

We know… summer isn’t over yet! But trust us, football has begun! Go beyond team jerseys and outrageously outfit everyone for your football game-day party. Fanrageous fans bring their A-game by wearing their team’s colors head-to-toe, so be ready with face paint, wristbands and plenty of coordinating cheer gear.

Start by shopping for supplies like napkins and cups in your team’s colors. And don’t forget to decorate yourself — dress in your team’s jersey and get your game face on by painting it.

Once in the parking lot, show your spirit and help friends find you by tying helium balloons in your team’s colors to your antenna or roof rack and/or flying your team’s flag. Get a flagpole kit or, for cheapskates with a sun roof, improvise by using PVC pipe or duct-taping two broom handles together, zip-tying or taping the flag to the top of your “flagpole,” sticking the whole contraption out the sun roof and closing it most of the way to hold your makeshift flagpole in place.

Set out folding chairs and a table and decorate with team pennants and other team paraphernalia. Then put the tailgate down (assuming you have a pickup, SUV or station wagon, that is) and have a ball!

Since grilling out is a time-honored tailgate tradition, think barbecue favorites: burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, coleslaw. If it’s chilly, consider bringing, well, chili (in its own cooler to keep it hot).

Kick things off with a chips-and-dip appetizer and score big with brownies or cookies (iced with team colors, of course) for dessert. And don’t forget salt, condiments and all the things you’ll need to clean up your portable feast after the party.

Feeling lazy? No referee will call out of bounds if you bring sandwiches or takeout. Don’t forget the Party Palettes! There’s no better place for the perfect plates. Who has tables in a parking lot? Usually not, so make sure your guests have a ball with the perfect tailgate accessory, Party Palettes!

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Summer family fun

Here are some easy ideas for guaranteed good times, in your yard, on the beach, or on the road.

Summer is the perfect excuse to rally your family for some good, old-fashioned outdoor activities—and a little healthy competition. You don’t need much to play some fun games, just a few easy-to-find props and some open space, whether a backyard, the lake, or a swimming pool. For best results, choose challenges that play to a variety of strengths and abilities.

Blindfold Croquet is a great grass game. You need a croquet set and a length of dark-colored, opaque fabric to use as a blindfold.

Fun fact: Croquet made its Olympic debut at the 1900 Paris Games (and never got invited back). In this twist on the classic, one team member must complete the course blindfolded, with only vocal cues from a single team member to guide him—which puts as much emphasis on communication and cooperation as on sheer mallet-wielding skill.

How about boating? Whether you prefer sailboats or speedboats, spending time on the water can be a fun, relaxing way to pass the day. Just make sure proper safety gear and training are on board for the ride.

Always wear a life jacket. The U.S. Coast Guard estimates that life jackets could have saved the lives of more than 80 percent of boating fatality victims. Before departure, check local weather conditions. When boating, be mindful of the forecast and bring a radio. Get off the water if bad weather is approaching. Keep maps, flares, a fire extinguisher, a first-aid kit and other emergency supplies in a floating pouch. Always boat at safe speeds, especially in crowded areas. Steer clear of large boats that may be slow to stop or turn. Be aware of buoys and other navigational aids that have been placed to ensure your safety.

Party Palettes are the perfect companion to your picnic on board. Easy to pack and store, they will help you and the kids when balancing food on a moving boat. And don;t forget the sunscreen! Enjoy the summer fun in the sun!

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Holiday Fun 2013

Want the secrets to hosting a memorable holiday bash? We’ve got ‘em, courtesy of top entertaining experts.

Schedules fill up fast between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, so reserve your date early. “It’s hard to do something on Fridays or Saturdays in early December since people are booked with office parties they can’t wiggle out of,” says Sherri Foxman, CEO of Party411.com. Her suggestions: Tag the Friday after Thanksgiving and make it a potluck or host a Sunday-afternoon soiree. And don’t forget about the week between Christmas and New Year’s when there’s an unexpected lull in the action.

Hone in on a theme, even a casual or understated one. “That sets the tone for everything. You’re not going to serve Asian fusion food at a nostalgic Christmas party,” says Blair French, owner of In Good Taste Productions in Manhasset, New York. Investing a little brain time up front will pay off big during the party. Do whatever it takes to solidify your vision—make and update lists, draw diagrams, research food and drink recipes. Advance planning also gets you psyched, and your guests will catch on.

Snail mail is experts’ first choice for sending invites, but these should be sent out six weeks in advance. If you go with email invites, make sure to personalize them, suggests event planner Loren Michelle, owner of Naturally Delicious in Brooklyn, New York. Look for images online or upload your own photographs, then cut and paste them into your message using a font that works with your vibe. A carefully crafted invite will provide a sneak peek of your soiree and get guests pumped.

Putting a modern twist on sandwiches, skewers, spiced nuts, cookies and cakes are all safe bets. The most important thing is that you’re comfortable with the preparation and serving, so feel free to rely on store-bought food if that works best for you. Some tips from the pros for adding your own spin:

For quick canapés, start with squares or rounds of whole-wheat bread smeared with a mixture of curried goat cheese, halved grapes and walnuts, suggests Chef Matthew Tivy from Cafe du Soleil in New York City. Or try his personal favorite: Take frozen pizza dough or even pita bread and cut out small circles or squares with a cookie cutter; top them with a dab of pesto, a slice of plum tomato, grated Parmesan, chopped olives and Provencal herbs.

For a dessert-themed party—or just a memorable after-dinner presentation—Tivy suggests creating an elegant-looking tray of store-bought cookies combined with a selection of pastries cut into small pieces. Put them on special plates or in individual confectionary cups (available at any party store).

And don’t forget to stock up on Party Palettes! You won;t have to worry about additional seating as your guests can load their plates and carry their drinks, easily and stylish! Remember to serve wine in wine glasses and watch how easily they hang on the plates without a single spill.

 

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Get Ready for Thanksgiving

The holidays are here! Hope you enjoy these entertaining tips, holiday toasts, and tabletop ideas to help make this year’s celebration your most memorable courtesy of our friends at Country Living.

Floral Centerpiece

New York City floral designer Remco van Vliet chose roses, lady’s slipper orchids, and ranunculus in autumn hues to create this Thanksgiving centerpiece.”When you create an arrangement, start with thick-stemmed flowers, then fill in using blooms with more delicate stems,” says Remco van Vliet, whose floral displays delight millions of visitors at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

QUICK COLOR: Fill vases with cranberries or kumquats, then add water and flowers in complementary shades.

NICE AND EASY: If you’re on a budget, try arranging inexpensive poppies, daisies, or dahlias in old milk bottles or tumblers down the center of your table.

EYE-TO-EYE: To ensure guests can converse freely, flowers should sit no taller than 14 inches.

Dessert Table

This holiday, expand your entertaining space and move part of the party out of the dining room.
Step 1: Rethink your surfaces. Clear a side table or desktop in another room to create a cocktail bar or dessert station.
Step 2: Vary the height and size of your serving pieces. Incorporate footed compotes, trifle bowls, cake stands, and stacks of dessert plates to add dimension and visual interest to your entertaining surface.
Step 3: Corral your ice bucket, glassware, and libations on a tray that can be easily removed when coffee and tea are served.
Step 4: Mix and match your favorite china and glassware collections at the dessert station. Don’t worry about continuing the theme you create on your main table.

Book of Toasts

Raise a glass and toast your friends and loved ones this Thanksgiving. For dozens of quotes and poems appropriate for the occasion, visit bartleby.com. And count your blessings by sharing a copy of The Thanksgiving Ceremony, which includes a short story about America’s early settlers that was written to be read aloud by your guests at the dinner table.

Drinking wine? Use our handy Party Palette plates with wine glass holders to easily hold your wine glass and your food.

Party Palette Sectioned Plastic Party Plates

Perfectly balanced plates that comfortably hold food and beverage all on a single plate The smaller plate holes wine glasses and stemware.keeping the other hand free for eating, greeting, exchanging business cards, and a myriad of other activities. Perfect for Thanksgiving entertaining!

If you’ve ever tried juggling a plate and wine glass while trying to socialize with family and friends, you’ll know exactly what a balancing act this can be! Party Palettes solve the problem! Serve your holiday appetizers in the living room while you enjoy family and friends with no spills or awkward moments!

 

 

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Perfect Plastic Plates for Parties!

Ever tried juggling a plate and wine glass while trying to shake hands at a party? Or while trying to exchange business cards at a business event? Or struggled to balance food and beverages at any event? Like tailgating events where you’re trying to eat and drink while standing up? Or on a boat where you’re rocking with the waves? Or while camping, at backyard barbecues, and the list goes on. . .

Most of us know this drill all too well. Even with lots of practical experience,  most of us just haven’t achieved the title of “master juggler.”

The smaller plate holes wine glasses and stemware.

The smaller Party Palette holds wine glasses and stemware, along with light meals, appetizers or desserts. Great for business gatherings, cocktail parties, and holiday events.

The Party Palette solves the problem! They are perfectly balanced plastic plates for parties of all types. Each plate also holds a beverage.

The smaller plate holds a wine glass, goblet or cocktail glass. The divided areas are ideal for appetizers, snacks, or desserts. It’s the perfect plate for cocktail parties, business gatherings, receptions, and holiday parties.

Perfect plastic party plates for outdoor parties and family gatherings.

The larger Party Palette holds cans and glasses, along with a heaping plate of food. These plastic plates for parties are perfect for outdoor gatherings and parties of all types.

The larger version holds a beer or soda can, or a standard plastic or paper cup. With more space for food, these plates work great for barbecues, tailgate parties, camping, and casual parties.

Even full plates are easily held in one hand. The ergonomic design leaves your hand cramp-free, even if you hold the Party Palette for extended periods.

And the best part? Using Party Palettes  leaves one hand free to shake hands, exchange a business card, hold eating utensils, or drink a beverage without the usual juggling act!

We think you’ll love Party Palettes — the perfect plastic plates for parties of all types!

Need more information? See our Products page for product sizes and specifications. Ready to buy? Just click here to buy Party Palettes.

 

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Wine Glass Plates for No More Spills

The small Party Palette is sized at 11-1/2″ x 7″ x 7/8″ and conveniently and securely holds a wine or cocktail glass, even when tipped. This plate is perfect for serving appetizers, snacks, and desserts. Available in black or white, these wine glass plates are made from sturdy PC/ABS plastic and are dishwasher safe, even in commercial dishwashers.

Wine Glass Plates That Prevent Spills Even When Tipped

Even if a plate gets tipped because it is held improperly, the wine or cocktail glass stays secure. Best yet, the ergonomic design makes tipping a plate almost impossible if held as designed.

Unlike many wine glass plates that supposedly hold stemware, in most cases the slightest tip and the glass slides right out — leaving broken glass and spilled wine! The Party Palette wine glass plate is designed to securely hold wine or cocktail glasses, even when tipped.

Although this security feature is built right in, it’s also important to know that when the plate is held as designed, the plate is held steady and is actually difficult to tip downward. If a tip or dip does occur, the plate holds the glass in place.

It’s just one more way that Party Palette wine glass plates are superior to others on the market. Just click here to buy Party Palettes. They’ll be the hit of your next party!

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