The holidays are the time when most people will do most of their major entertaining for the year. Whether you have lots of family and friends over for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah or New Year’s, you will need lots of dishware and glassware on which to serve your special holiday menu. This is where catering boxes come in handy.
Most people don’t have enough of their everyday dinnerware or “good china” to accommodate a large number of dinner guests at a buffet or sit-down dinner. You have several reasonable options of how to handle this situation–you can borrow china from family or friends and go with a mix-and-match look, or you can use disposable dishware. You can also rent dish and glassware, or if you entertain often, you can purchase catering boxes.
Catering boxes most often come in sets of 6-12 plain white dinner plates, bowls, mugs, salad/dessert plates or clear glasses. These sets are not meant to be complete dinnerware sets–they do not come with cups and saucers, bread plates or serving pieces. They are intended to provide extras for large parties. If you are choosy about having dishes match or using real plates and glasses instead of disposables, this might be the way for you to go.
The holidays are a great time to give yourself the treat of some catering boxes of whatever you need to entertain more easily. The sets are easy to store until you need them next. Look online to find catering boxes–you can find them on Amazon, Pottery Barn and other home goods vendors.