Paper or plastic? For years, anyone looking to host a party using disposable serving ware had only these two options.

But now with the introduction of eco-friendly bamboo serveware, at-home entertainers really can have it all!

We love bamboo dishes and serve ware (we really love Bamboo Studio products). The presentation is super stylish and cleanup is simple. And since these are eco friendly…we don’t feel guilty tossing them after one use.

Great tips for using bamboo dishes and serveware

How to decorate a natural table with bamboo serveware

1. keep it natural

Start with a table cloth or table runner made with natural-looking materials and colors to tie into the bamboo pieces you are using.

2. mix & match

If you don’t have, or can’t find, the pieces you need, don’t panic. Combine bamboo with things you already have like traditional plates and placemats to create a charmingly eclectic look.

3. buffet ease

Make it easy on guests at an informal cocktail gathering by collecting bamboo utensils and disposable napkins in craft paper cones.

How to decorate a natural table with bamboo serveware4. don’t forget the napkin!

For a sit-down meal, complement your place setting with a soft-textured and natural-looking napkin. You can choose linen or opt for a cloth-like paper product in keeping with your “easy to clean up” theme.

5. keep it fun

For a finishing touch, and to keep the casual vibe, sprinkle in something playful such as a place card made from a mini booze bottle tagged with a name card or a writeable sticker. Bamboo dishes are all about keeping it casual, so create something easy that ties into that spirit.

How to decorate a natural table with bamboo serveware

Cheryl Says

I love the sensibility of this disposable bamboo serveware!