Pros: cute design, great for snacks
Cons: not heavy duty, not for heavy or "wet" foods
Paper goods for your Halloween party are an important part of the décor. Since my son was not a fan of very scary things, we decided to go with the Playful Pumpkin series of paper goods. They are fun and functional!
These Amscan Playful Pumpkin Lunch Plates are perfect for a Halloween party. These are 9 inch round plates. They have a cute jack-o-lantern on each plate that fills most of the plate. The pumpkin is orange with yellow where his cut-out eyes, nose, and mouth are. He also has a green stem at his top. The pumpkin sits on a mostly black background with some spider-web type strands running through it.
These plates came in a pack of 50. This was a good number of plates because, even though we did not have that many kids, we had plenty of extra plates for snacks and desserts and still had some left over. I bought this at my local party goods store. I paid about $4 for the pack of plates
These are paper plates and they are not heavy duty! We served pizza at our party and the plates were sufficient for that. I would not try to serve heavier foods or too much food on this plate. First of all, it is on the small side to be able to put too much food on. Second of all, it won’t hold up! The plate was really not big enough to fit the slices from the large pizza we served to the kids but they ate it up so quickly that it really didn’t matter too much. They were able to put some cheese curls on their plates with the pizza and that was about it.
We also used the plates for snacks and desserts both before and after the pizza. Children were able to put some snack foods on their plates. All of the snack foods were dry though. I would not put moist fruits or anything with any type of sauce or dip on this plate because it would be too heavy and it would probably seep through. The pates were also sufficient for the cake but thankfully we did not try to serve any ice cream because I don’t think that would have worked very well either.
These Amscan Playful Pumpkin Lunch Plates are good plates for a kids party with lite fare or snacks. I would not use these plates for a full, regular meal as they would not hold up. Still, given the right use, they were fun and we enjoyed using them at our party!