Birthday tableware serves as a wonderful enhancement for special events. Whether hosting birthday parties at home, in the office or at another location, using items such as themed plates, table covers and centerpieces can create decorative focal points for these occasions.
Among the many benefits to purchasing such items is that they are portable; usually made out of paper, plastics and cardboard, these party supplies can easily be transported to the site of a special event. Because they are usually disposable, and in some cases recyclable, materials, clean up at the conclusion of a party is convenient as well, with no need to pack supplies again unless the host wishes to use a particular ornamental item a second time. Some birthday tableware, such as hard plastic cups with relevant themes, may take the form of keepsakes; guests can take these party favors home and enjoy them multiple times.
Themes in tableware are available to accommodate many age groups and interests, varying from cheery to humorous to fashionable. Item sets are available to celebrate milestones, from a child’s first birthday to a sweet 16 celebration to turning points of reaching 30, 50 and 70 years of age.
Different shapes, colors and patterns of tableware to choose from make it easy to customize the look of the table to suit the birthday in question. Square plates, for example, can provide a modern edge to the décor, soft pastels may be appropriate for young children’s parties, and elegantly restrained or exotic borders on plates and napkins are available to reflect the guest of honor’s taste. Additionally, topical television, movie and cultural themes may be appropriate for children and teens that possess a special interest that year.
Tableware choices are typically available in sets of eight or 16 pieces for items, including lunch and beverage napkins, cups and dinner and dessert plates. Birthday parties are also easy to enhance with less traditional items. Molded snack trays can hold finger foods and provide a minor focal point on a table. High chair decorations such as streamers or dangling ornaments can highlight a celebration for a young child, and activity placemats can help preschool and elementary-aged partygoers enter into the spirit of play. Centerpieces also make great additions to the table. Folding or pop-up designs featuring popular characters or party graphics are bright, fun and always appropriate; foil and decorative spray centerpieces add shine and interesting dimensions to the tabletop.
Regardless of whether the party planner chooses to highlight the theme of a party with one well-chosen napkin set or centerpiece, or purchases a full array of decorative tableware, guests will appreciate the visual enhancement these items bestow on the event.