Paper Plates Worth Showing Off at Home

Have a party for the planet with these great paper plate designs


October 20, 2021
Paper plats on a table
Stop spending all your time washing dishes after your next celebration. Pixabay

The days of having three sets of china for any possible occasion are probably over. Homeowners crave convenience but don’t want to sacrifice on looks. Thankfully, paper plates have evolved along with this trend.

Paper plates are great time-savers but also can be planet friendly. We’ve found five paper plate brands that will meet your every need. So put grandma’s fancy china back in the cabinet and turn to these plates instead.

Dixie Everyday Paper Plates,10 1/16" Plate, Amazon Exclusive Design, Dinner Size Printed Disposable Plates, (5 Pack of 44 Plates), 220 Count
These plates have five layers, making them 50 percent stronger than the average paper plate. Dixie

We’re eating more salads these days, but watching that dressing soak through a paper plate is a real bummer. These plates not only have a raised lip along the edge to hold the greenery in place, there’s also a “soak proof shield” to keep the dressing off your table or lap.

Stack Man Plates [125-Pack] Heavy-Duty Quality Natural Disposable Bagasse, Eco-Friendly Made of Sugar Cane Fibers, 9 inch, Brown
These are tree-and plastic-free. They’re compost-friendly too. Stack Man

For many consumers these days, disposable plates need to be more environmentally friendly than pretty. Stack Man delivers on that demand with these plates cleverly made from sugarcane fiber. But aside from being the eco-friendly pick, they still are microwavable and freezable.

AmazonBasics Compostable Square Plates, 8-Inches, Pack of 500
These plates are made of biodegradable fiber materials. AmazonBasics

Square vs. round plates—the debate has been raging for more than a decade now. Truth is there’s no scientific reason for picking one shape over the other, though homeowners with cramped cupboards often swear the squares save them space. In either case, these compost-friendly plates work for both hot and cold foods and can be microwaved and frozen.

Glad Square Disposable Paper Plates for All Occasions | Soak Proof, Cut Proof, Microwaveable Heavy Duty Disposable Plates |50 Count Bulk Paper Plates | Size : 8.5
These feature a bohemian design along the square rim. Glad Tabletop

Here are those square plates again, but this time they sport a nice design along the edge for some much-needed pizazz. They’re made from biodegradable paper and are compostable, so you can save the planet—and your party–with these gems.

150 PCS Silver & Blue Paper Disposable Dinnerware Set - Birthday Graduation Retirement Bachelorette Wedding Thanksgiving Party Supplies Tableware with 50 Dinner Plates,50 Dessert Plates, 50 9 oz Cups
The design features silver metallic foil on a blue background. Tiblue

Throw your graduation, anniversary or gender-reveal party with ease with these upscale disposable plates and cups. These plates from Tiblue are also eco-friendly, so relax and enjoy your party.

Steve Spears is editor of Florida Travel & Life, an online brand that inspires active, affluent travelers, providing them with insider information on discovering the best of Florida. Informative and engaging, the website showcases travel destinations, arts and cultural venues, vibrant dining scenes, recreational activities, the great outdoors and the revitalized real-estate market. He is based in Orlando and counts St. Augustine, Key West and the Gulf Beaches among his favorite destinations in the state.


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