Entertaining on a Budget: Stylin’ paper plates

No one likes to do dishes, especially after a party. Plus, who has enough real dishes for a whole party anyway? Spice up your party with some stylish paper plates. These napkins from platesandnapkins.com are $4.95 for 20 and can be mixed with solid colors to extend the look. Consider just buying napkins in solid colors and mixing them with patterned paper plates, or you can buy solid napkins with fancy plates. It’s a budget-friendly way to get the look without the cost.

To add some whimsy to your party make an icosahedron out of some fun paper plates and hang them from the ceiling.  Makezine.com has great instruction on how to make these fun easy projects.