I Only Have 4 Plates. What To Do For My Dinner Party?

I Only Have 4 Plates. What To Do For My Dinner Party?

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Cambria Bold
Oct 21, 2010

Q: My husband and I don't host people much. It's just not our thing. But this morning he mentioned wanting to have a dinner party for some colleagues. The problem: we own only 4 plates, and a hodge-podge mix of unmatched utensils and glasses. This suits us just fine. But what should we do when we have 8 adults? Paper plates look cheap, so should I go for the compostable bamboo ones? They look slightly better, but I just don't know if that's socially acceptable.

Sent by Kate

Editor: Kate, we'd suggest borrowing some plates for the occasion from a friend or family member. Readers, other suggestions?

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