Ditch the China for Paper Goods this Passover
By: Elisheva Blumberg, Lubicom Marketing Staff
First things first: In an ideal world, real china would be the way to go. But as we know too well, this is not an ideal world we’re living in.
With all the challenges and limitations we face this Passover, and especially for the first timers, using real china, glassware, and silverware is not likely to happen, and we don't recommend it either. Using real dishes for Passover necessitates a big budget, lots of storage space, enough time to wash and dry the dishes, and a large enough supply to get you through a couple of meals before you have to wash them again (especially this year, when Passover is three days!) Also, real china and glassware is prone to breakage, which may not be the best choice with kids around.
The great news is that in the last few years, paper goods have really stepped it up in terms of aesthetics and quality, giving us options that are absolutely gorgeous — sometimes even more so than regular china.
We put together five beautiful table setting themes with coordinating disposable plates, napkins, flatware, and wine goblets. This Passover, go with paper goods to stay sane, save money, and honor the holiday with a beautiful table!
*Given the current situation, some of the items listed in this article may no longer be available to order online, or may not ship in time for Passover. Feel free to look for similar products with better shipping dates. We hope these links and ideas provide you with inspiration to create a beautiful yet no-fuss Seder table this year.
1. Royalty Blue
For a setting worthy of a royal table, go with a royal blue and gold theme. Together, these colors form a striking and lush-looking pair. White salad plates with a gold ribbon design bring out the bold blue of the dinner plates. White napkins with gold stripe detail, artistic rope-like blue silverware, and gold-rimmed wine glasses complete this luxurious look.
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2. Coastal Beauty
To find the loveliest color schemes you need only to turn to nature. The hues of the beach — shades of cool blues and warm beiges — give this table setting a delicate and calming beauty. Start with a base of a cream-colored dinner plate or Clear with Gold Glitter Plastic Dinner Plates and top with a coordinating sea blue salad plate, Fresh Mint Disposable Paper Dinner Napkins add an interesting and natural-looking texture, while gold glitter flatware and gold glitter wine glasses echo the brilliance of sun-drenched sand.
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3. Elegance Squared
Square plates lend a modern edge to a sleek black and gold theme. This convenient set of black square plates comes with dinner plates, salad plates, forks, knives, and spoons all in one. Finish off the luxe look with crystal-cut champagne flutes and White with Gold Stamped Foil Dots Paper Beverage Napkins.
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4. Spring Holiday
Celebrate the springtime holiday with this bright and beautiful seasonal setting. Let these painterly floral bird dinner and salad plates take the spotlight! Keep the rest of the look simple, with White with Silver Stamped Foil Dots Paper Beverage Napkins, Shiny Metallic Silver Hammered Plastic Forks , and silver-rimmed wine glasses for a beautifully balanced spring-themed look.
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5. Budget Friendly
This Passover, don’t be afraid of ditching the dishes and using paper goods instead. With the many beautiful options available, you can create a striking table setting that rivals the real stuff any day!
Invest in a set of gorgeous, high-quality chargers that you can use at your Pesach seder year after year. At $3.33 each, these metallic foil charger plates will provide a stunning base for your seder table for many years to come. We love the Dark Red chargers because of the rich wine color. (Very seder-appropriate. Plus, they’ll instantly camouflage the wine that will inevitably spill onto them!)
On top of the charger, place these budget-friendly clear plastic dinner plates and salad plates. Clear plastic flatware and burgundy dinner napkins will finish off the place setting at a reasonable price point. At the end of the meal, toss the plastic plates, flatware, and napkins — and give the chargers a good rinse for the next time around.
This Passover, don’t be afraid of ditching your dishes and using paper goods instead. With the many beautiful options available, you can create a striking table setting that rivals the real stuff any day!