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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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