Maddie’s Baptism: Easy Entertaining with Chinet® Cut Crystal® PLUS A Giveaway 


We started planning Maddie’s baptism before she was even born. We don’t have any family in town with us so we had to plan in advance since people would be coming from out-of-state. At first I just figured it would be my mom’s family, but then my dad and sister, aunt and cousin, and my husband’s family also decided to come. I was so super excited that so many people were coming to celebrate our baby girl! Since I don’t get to see our families very often, I knew one thing for sure: I wanted to do as little work as possible for the party. I thought about cooking, but quickly changed my mind once the guest list started to grow.
And since I decided to take the least-amount-of-work approach for the food, the tableware also had to be stress-free! I did not want to spent hours washing dishes and cleaning up.

The timing of the party was perfect because I received a huge box of Chinet® products, including Chinet® Cut Crystal® dinner and dessert plates, cutlery, stemless wine glasses, Comfort Cup® by Chinet® coffee cups and the new Chinet® Classic White® Chip & Dip Party Tray tableware to use for the party! I wanted Maddie’s baptism party to be simple, girly, and somewhat elegant. For the main colors, I went with cream, light pink, and some hints of gold.  I found pretty baptism confetti for the tables on Etsy and hung pretty pink and white party poms everywhere. The Chinet® Cut Crystal® line was super easy to match to the decor since everything was clear.

We didn’t do much in the way of appetizers. We put out a veggie tray with olives and dip and then some cheese and salami.  The dip tray Chinet® sent was perfect!  I didn’t know a disposable dip tray even existed so I was weirdly happy about this one. It was perfect for the veggies and dip and I could just toss it out after the party!

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For the main dish(es), we ordered a huge tray of lasagna and a platter of chicken strips and made a big salad with fresh bread. My mom and I prepped the salads and veggie tray in the morning before the ceremony so all we had to do afterwards was pick up the platters and just set everything out. Super simple!

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Let’s talk about the Chinet® Cut Crystal® dinner plates! Have you ever tried eating pasta on a flimsy paper plate? Yeah, that doesn’t work so well and you can end up with a big mess if the plate doesn’t hold up or if sauce soaks through the plate. The plates are nice and sturdy and were perfect for using with pasta! At first, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to use clear plates thinking they would be too boring, but the quality of these is surprisingly nice and has a nice little swirl pattern around the edges! You almost can’t even tell that they are plastic.

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For drinks, we had water, sodas, wine, and sangria.  How great are these new Chinet® Cut Crystal® stemless wine glasses?! You guys know me and my wine! The wine glasses are so fun and cute! It wasn’t super hot outside, but it was warm enough and sangria was the perfect cocktail to serve.

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Oh, and what party would be complete without cake?! The Chinet® Cut Crystal® dessert plates were a great match for the pretty cake! I also left some out for the dinner as well as some guests preferred to graze on the food throughout the party taking smaller portions at a time.

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It was such a great day with our loved ones celebrating our sweet baby girl and I have to give big thanks to Chinet® for helping me make this party a success and for saving me tons of time on clean-up duty! I was so happy to be spending the day with family instead of being stuck in the kitchen!

Maddie Baptism Collage

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92 comments

  1. I would use it for my pool party this summer.

  2. We just had a baby too. Now that the weather is nice I want to have a big picnic in our backyard. I cannot decide between a pizza party or tacos!

  3. I would love to use Chinet Cut Crystal to help elevate my cousin’s rehearsal dinner. We are having a BBQ theme rehearsal dinner at a local park and Chinet would help make for an easy clean up!! I would use the crystal cups to put in fruit salad and the plates would be used for the BBQ chicken and ribs.

  4. Oh my gosh – she is just so darn cute!

    I love those stemless wine glasses – perfect for summer parties!

  5. I would use Chinet to elevate my son’s birthday party. It would be able to handle our messy snacks and goodies.

  6. Chinet would elevate my daughter’s birthday party this summer.

  7. tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/595357818145878016

  8. Our Annual 4th of July Block party is coming up soon and these would be soooo much nicer than paper plates!

  9. Time for a Patio Party!! :-)

  10. I would use Chinet to elevate our summer BBQ party.

  11. Chinet Cut Crystal would help elevate my next event because it looks nicer than paper tableware and would make clean up easy. This would look great for the baby shower that I am hosting.

  12. I would use Chinet Crystal to elevate my next get together which will be a Big Family Reunion next month! These dishes would make my get together look classy, and make clean up a breeeze!

  13. WOuld make our fourh of july bbq just a touch nicer!

  14. I would use them for my granddaughters birthday party.

  15. Chinet would bring a whole new level of elegance to the wedding shower I am throwing later this fall! I am so excited to have found something so nice that I do not have to wash afterwards!

  16. I would use it for graduation parties

  17. I’d use this for our annual summer party. It’s so pretty and I wouldn’t have to worry about little kids breaking it!

  18. I’d use their “To-Go Cupcakes” idea to give people a parting gift on Mother’s Day (and to keep me from eating all of the leftovers!).

  19. I would would use Chinet Cut Crystal to set up kids’ birthday parties.
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  21. Chinet Cut Crystal would elevate my next family/friend outdoor barbecue that we have because it’s so much nicer than regular paper/plastic plates and cups and would make the whole event look better.

  22. I would use the Chinet Crystal to dress up and add some class to my table scape.

  23. I think it would make birthday party look awesome!! truckredford(at)Gmail(dot)com

  24. your cake is gorgeous. I wish I can make a cake this beautiful! I would use Chinet® Cut Crystal® to elevate my next event by using different shapes of their products to add more varieties. I love hosting gathering and use their product a lot. Absolutely love the high quality material and how convenience they are. My hands and dish washer are very thankful to have Chinet. :D

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  25. Well, it would definitely elevate an outdoor party where there may be more activity from guests, looks pretty without being breakable.

  26. I’D USE CHINET TO DECORATE LIKE NO OTHER! YAY!

  27. I would use it for our annual block party.

  28. I would use these to elevate my upcomming barbeque.

  29. I would love to use it for 4th of July this year!

  30. Chinet crystal will elevate a baby shower that I am throwing soon for a friend.

  31. I would use this for my daughter-in-law’s baby shower.

  32. I would use Chinet to bring some class and elegance to our next family bbq!

  33. By using the Chinet Cut Crystal Dinner Plates and getting rid of the flimsy paper plates.

  34. It would elevate it by making a more appealing atmosphere than the usual red cups and paper plates!

  35. Instead of getting foam plates and paper cups I would elevate my daughter’s graduation party by using Chinet Cut Crystal.

  36. It would elevate my cookout/bbq by giving it the fancy dinner appearance

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  37. These would really make my annual summer party into a special occasion!

  38. i would use this at my friend baby shower

  39. These would really spruce up the baby shower I am planning!

  40. Wow, I haven’t seen these Chinet items in the store yet, but I love the glasses. Those are so much more elegant than some other disposable cups I have used in the past. They would be lovely at the baby shower I am hosting this summer!

  41. With big parties, I’m all about no stress. Loving having classy plates that I don’t have to wash!

  42. It would save from the worry of clean up and looks much more elegant than typical plastic and paper products!

  43. This beautiful Chinet Cut Crystal would elevate my next get-together by going with any party decor I choose and by making my clean up easy.

  44. Chinet would help me have easier set up and clean up while at the same time making my food look good.

  45. I could see me using it at a pot luck to impress people who think those of us who volunteer to bring the tableware rather than food are too lazy to cook! LOL

  46. I”d use lemons from our tree to make fresh lemonade & I’d drop in ripe berries…that would look pretty in those glasses.

  47. Chinet would elevate our July 4th cookout this Summer.

  48. Chinet® Cut Crystal® would elevate our next get-together by making this that much prettier.

  49. It would elevate to the next level by providing some much needed sophistication and elegance. My particular favorite item is the cut crystal cutlery, so useful!

  50. My daughter’s birthday is our next get-together and this would make it look classy.

  51. i would use chinet to make the next girl’s night classier

  52. These would elevate my book club and luncheon immensely when it’s my turn to host. Much classier than regular paper plates and accessories.

  53. Chinet Cut Crystal would be perfect for my 4th of July party because they look great and are easy to clean up.

  54. I WOULD USE IT TO THROW TOGETHER A QUICK AND FUN JULY 4TH GET-TOGETHER!

  55. So lovely! These Chinet products really bring elegance to any party. We’d use them for our summer cookouts.

  56. I would love to use this for a baby shower that I’m helping host this fall.

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