Salad and dessert plates are small tableware items that easily fit onto the table next to your main dinner plate. These plates are specially made to account for the smaller amount of food on your plate. After all, it would look silly to have a small salad on a giant plate. You can easily put fresh salads or decadent chocolate cakes on salad and dessert plates. If you think that you want to incorporate salad and dinner plates onto your table, then your next big task is to figure out where to put them. The most formal way of incorporating a salad plate onto your dining table is to place it on top of your main dinner plate. If you have extra room at your dining room table, then you can always place the plate to the left of the forks. In a formal setting, you don’t need to set the dessert plate at the start of your meal. When your meal is nearing the end, you can clear the dinner plates and get somebody to help you bring back dessert plates. If it’s a casual dining setting, then you can always stack the dessert plates in the center of the table with forks, so that it’s easy for your friends and family to move onto dessert.
Dinner plate sets come to life when everything is coordinated with one another. Your salad and dessert plates do not necessarily need to match your dinner plates; however, they should complement your table décor. If you have a solid color that you use for your main plates, then you can use salad and dessert plates with bold colors and designs. On the other hand, if you ornate dinner plates then you would want to find similar plates or go with a simple dessert or salad plate. This is especially important for salad plates, since they are placed directly next to your main course.
Just because you have salad plates or dessert plates at the table does not mean you are having a formal occasion. For afternoon picnics or lunches outside, plastic salad and dessert plates are a great option. They are lightweight and easy to clean, which makes them perfect for packing up on the go. If you are just having lunch on your back porch, then you don’t have to worry about breaking your plates if they are made from melamine. Plastic salad and dessert plates are dishwasher safe and great to use if you have kids around the house.
Don’t be afraid to get creative with your dessert plates. There are a lot of well-designed dessert plates that combine creative patterns and prints. Aside from desserts and salads, you can also plate hors d’oeuvres, tapas, and other small bits for your family and guests to snack on. The best small plates not only match your existing tableware, but they also bring something new to the table.
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