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    Last Minute Sensible Social Celebrations

    We have all been here; small intimate winter celebration turns into full social blast of the season.

    You initially think, “I will invite my nearest and dearest friends” but when friends decline because they are entertaining out of town guests – the out of town guests become part of the nearest and dearest friends guest list. Suddenly, the initial intimate gathering has you preparing for the party of the season. A full dinner party of 15-20 people has turned into 75+ open house serving heavy appetizers, signature beverages, and tasty wines from all the guests.

    EVERYONE has at least 1 drink at any party even if the drink is water – EVERYONE has at least 1 drink. Accommodating the large swing in friends, guests of friends, family, and friends of family is easy with Fineline’s line of drinkware.

    Let me explain – from Grandma’s & Grandpa’s selective drink choice to your hip and newly married daughter with all the “in-law” guests, (and once the neighbors see the party at your house - include the neighbors and their crowd of visitors). Fineline’s drinkware has it covered.

    Don’t forget – NO CLEAN UP! – It is all Disposable

    Fineline keeps last minute catering items of party trays, pre-rolled cutlery, and platters at your fingertips with user-friendly ordering, readily available on-hand stock of items, and combined shipping of orders. (Check out the super fun snowman and tree platters for the winter holiday treats.)

    Don’t miss next week’s blog on parting gifts of food items and recipes to your friends, clients, and guests.

    5 Ways To Set Your Holiday Table

    Celebrate in Style!

    Time to slow the hustle, Step up the fun, Stop the stress, for The Season has begun.

    The checklist of holiday fanfare is created. You have shopped for the menu and created your perfect signature cocktail. Imagine spirited music, sparkling lights, joyful cheer and plain dreary tableware – Bah HumBug! Keep your holiday event classy, stylish, and festive with one of Fineline Settings holiday table settings.

    We have done the work for you; chose your favorite holiday table display and review the recommended list of items to set your table. You will find everything you need to create that one of a kind memorable experience for your guests.

    1. DSC_1188-222907-editedThe Family Affair using The Renaissance Collection. Lead your guests to an elegant preset table with 10” dinner plate, topped with 7” salad plate and 12 oz bowl. Add a little bubbly champagne flute for the holiday toasts and the stemless wine glass for the festivities. Keep everyone hydrated with water glasses and pitchers for easy refill. Don’t forget your signature cocktails, like the Moscow mule mug and strong sophisticated cutlery. Keep your decor the focus by using the 14” x 14” black square platter pleaser for your main dish display and black heavy weight serving spoons, forks, and tongs for plating and serving. For the grand finale, use the clear cake stand to display all the beloved treats of the holiday. Remember, the height of the cake stand will allow your guests to see the beauty of the dessert and easy access to enjoy 2nd helpings. YUM!

    2. JPG_0802-259788-editedThe Modern Hip Party using Wavetrends Collection. Show your chic flare to all your friends at your grab and go buffet celebration. When your guests all contribute a dish to pass – give them cool hip table settings to display their creations. Buffet style serving brings hearty appetites which means stocking the table with 6” and 9” dinner plates, festive cutlery rolls both black and silver, clear serving bowls for those tasty casseroles, and be the hostess with the mostest – have plenty of serving silverware (because no one remembers the serving utensils for cutting homemade pie or LARGE fork/spoon for dishing up salads!) However, for true fashion forward panache, give your guests the durable cocktail plate invention to marry with their champagne flute or martini glass while mingling and catching up on all the gossip and chit-chat. Oh! Don’t forget those disposable customized shot glasses at your bar for the ongoing toasts of friendship and reminiscing of good times past. Finally, since it is YOUR party, perfect opportunity to show off your culinary skills (without breaking the menu budget) using the Fineline Tiny Tempts trays, bowls, and cubes for portioning and tiny forks, spoons, picks, and tongs for eating.

    3. JPG_1704-129235-editedThe Caterer’s Celebration using Gold and Silver Splendor. When catering an event, expectations run high with the b’s and d’s (bread plate on the left drinks on the right!) of etiquette or the serve on the left clear from the right formality. Customer expectations are a posh and fancy reception; while the caterer needs to arrange for a sturdy but swanky debut of food service. Don’t let the two opposing expectations stress you out for your event, mix and match color, size, and shape to create the perfect blend of adult sophistication and durability. Catering service always includes coursing of the event meal and serving a plentiful helping of the cuisine. Service needs vary from 4” cocktail hour plates and beverage pitchers to starter salads and service tongs or 12 oz soup bowls and spoons. Next the catering experience graduates to the main fare needing 10” plate either round or square trimmed with your choice of gold or silver (for the best deal take advantage of the 7”/10” combo solution). Don’t forget all those different drink flavors from champagne, wine (red and white), water, mixed beverages to coffee, tea, and soda. Here are some tricks of the catering trade - Use simple and sturdy large dome lid and trays to allow for double duty with easy transport of items into and out of the venue while also perfect for serving single serve items (We love those tiny cocktail picks, spoons, and forks for these occasions too – clean, easy, and individual). Now for the b’s and d’s etiquette trick😊 – never know which side your stemless wine glass, water, champagne should be set vs. your bread plate and knife – With your left hand touch your first finger and thumb while holding the other three fingers straight (making a lower case b) do the same action with your right fingers (making a lower case d). Bread plate goes on the left (aka lower case b for bread); Drinks go on the right (aka lower case d for drinks).

    4. DSC_6427-038880-editedTake Home Party in a bag using Solid Squares. Holidays bring hustle and bustle of shopping and cheer leaving you no time to prepare for those impromptu visits from out of town friends. Don’t stress! With just a little finesse, Fineline’s 10 bag/12 case events on the go packaging coupled with a stop at your favorite restaurant will bring entertaining success! This type of readiness is prepared with plates of all sizes including cocktail, dessert, salad, large and small dinner, and large and small bowls. Can’t decide on a color or theme - don’t fret over those small details each item comes in all three colors of black, white, and clear. Use our super large bowls and compartment trays to display each side dish and as an added bonus – store all the leftovers in the same container just use the corresponding lid to cover and refrigerate.

    5. FlareWare - Plates-088964-editedKids Table using Flairware. Let's face it the key to any successful party is keeping the kids happy and fed so the adults aren’t stressed wanting to leave. How do you get kids to eat – make it fun and silly. Keeping in mind the small appetites - first place a 6”round dessert plate then below it but not touching place a 7”round salad plate; place black fork dangling off one side of the 7” round plate and place a black knife off the other side of the 7” round plate. Refold the black napkin (from the pre-rolled cutlery) into a long 2” rectangle and drape between the plates; place blueberries from your fruit tray as eyes mouth and buttons on shirt while a baby veggie carrot is a nose – instant Snowman setting. AND here we go again with those Tiny Tempts (can’t get enough of those cute containers) keep them on hand to dole out lil candies or allow the kids to eat using the tiny cutlery for “just the right size bites”. It’s a perfect game to challenge themselves about how many bites it will take with the little fork before they are full.

    BONUS TIP - There is one last reminder for every table setting – ITS ALL DISPOSABLE. That’s right no dishes, no mess, and leftover package ready. When the party is done clean up is fast and back to everyday living.  

    A NEW Eco-Friendly Product Line - Introducing... CONSERVEWARE!

    As a response to the food service industry’s ever growing demand for compostable products, Fineline Settings introduces the Conserveware collection! Conserveware is a natural molded fiber material made from sugarcane pulp called bagasse. Operators who have built their brand on appealing to Earth conscious consumers will find the Conserveware product line to be the perfect solution for all of their packaging needs. The molded fiber material can handle the heat of hot foods, is microwavable, freezable and will compost within BPI standards.

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    What makes our introduction truly unique is the innovation we are adding to the Conserveware line. Fineline has introduced square, oval and rectangle bowls, as well as the traditional round plates and hinge containers that are most commonly used. Not only have we created new shapes and sizes, but most products can be equipped with clear recyclable PETE lids. The ability for Fineline to add innovation to this material is what separates us from the crowd. Fineline will continue to create new designs and shapes in the bagasse material that will help any operator create the perfect take-out vehicle for their business.

    The Conserveware line if the perfect compliment to Fineline’s product offering. With the addition of bagasse products, Fineline has created a full comprehensive catering product selection in the industry. Fineline now produces products in every available food service material to allow you to create the perfect packaging solution. We hope you will allow Fineline Settings to be your one stop packaging solution provider from your initial champagne toast to your take home family meal.

     

    Download your copy of the Conserveware brochure to learn more about the full product line.

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    Flair, Fun, and Fiesta This Cinco De Mayo!

    For those of us who love to celebrate, one of the most highly anticipated holiday's is right around the corner! Get your limes, salt, sun-glasses and pinterest recipes ready, this week we're talking CINCO DE MAYO!

    This commemorative holiday in honor of Mexico's victory over the French is now a day synonymous with food, drink and fun! A day to relax, let loose, and enjoy the company of your favorite people with a little extra fiesta in your step. And because we're good like that, we wanted to take a minute and give you some great Fineline products that will keep your Cinco De Mayo celebrations exciting and easy!

    First, of course, we have the staple beverage pervayor, our 12 Oz. Margarita Glass. This clever and stylish glass comes in two pieces, and is available with both a clear or green base! And since it's plastic, it's perfect for a pool-side party or outdoor dinner without the worry of broken glass to kill you vibes!

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    Of course you'll need something to mix up your favorite margarita recipes, so don't forget our Quencher's Cocktail Shakers. These neon Shakers come in 5 festive colors and in 7 Oz, 10 Oz, and 14 Oz. capacities; so, no matter how big of a crowd you're entertaining, we've got an option for you! We always love mentioning this little celebration super star, because, thanks to its transparent quality, you're guests can enjoy the view of their cocktail mixing right before their eyes unlike with traditional metal shakers!

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    For the tequila lovers in your life, we've got several Shot Glasses and Shooters that will keep the fun going all night long! With sizes in 1 oz, 1.5 oz, and 2 oz capacities,and several neon colors, they'll fit in to your fiesta day and night! And just like with all of our products, they're manufactured with the durability of plastic and the benefit of disposability! No after-hour clean-up for you!

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    Obviously you'll need some munchies to balance out the evening, and several of our serving trays are perfect for chips and dips, veggi platters, and more! Not to mention an extensive line of serving bowls from PETE Super Bowls to our Cut Crystal Bowls and Trays, your Cinco De Mayo snacks will look great! Below we've highlighted some of our favorites like our Cut Crystal Serving Bowl and Savvii Serve 10 Oz Bowl.

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    On the left we have our Bread Basket and Starburst Mini Bowl; and on the right our Green PETE Bowl and Starburst Mini Bowl for a cute appetizer option!

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    We know you're short on time... and with how nuts the weather has been on the east coast, some of us are still forced to shovel snow from our steps. In lieu of that, let us help with some Cinco De Mayo recipes that are easy and delicious on this week's... 

    FLS Cinco De May Top "Pin-It" List!

    We hope that your festivities are warm, safe, and full of the people you care about most. The Fineline Family will definitely be toasting to your event, and we'd love to hear about your favorite Cinco De Mayo recipes or memories! Let us know in the comments, or our FB page, how you like to spend you Cinco De Mayo! And don't forget to check out our Instagram @finelinesettings, for fun recipes, exclusive pics, and so much more!

    This Season, Spring Into Some Stylish Caterware!

    SOMETIMES FEVERS CAN BE FUN... ESPECIALLY WHEN IT'S SPRING FEVER! Winter may be hanging on with an iron grip, but not long from now our warm weather will return and the beauty of Nature's renewal will stretch out as far as the eye can see! With everyone anxious to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather, you'll want to be prepared to serve and satisfy clients and guests alike with caterware that is both reliable and relevant to the season! With that in mind, we've got an exceptional spring spread of plates, bowls, drinkware, and more to accentuate your spring settings!

    For a picture perfect picnic, let our refreshing green Square and Round Super Bowls help serve up your salads, side-dishes and more. Manufactured with durable PETE material, and matched with a secure-fit PETE "anti-fogging" Dome or Flat Lid, they'll keep your food safe and delicious! 

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    Looking to add a bit of whimsy and color to your appetizer table? Then our Multi-Colored Devilled Egg Trays are perfect for you! With multiple sizes and color options, these specialty order trays are a durable and beautiful addition to your event!(Not to mention: we've linked a few very appetizing devilled egg recipes that we think you'll love!- Just Sayin')

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    When It's Five O'Clock wherever you are, sit back and enjoy the balmy spring breezes with a tall and colorful mixed drink in one of our beautiful Quenchers Hurricane Glasses! From Classic Cocktails to Cool Frozen Concoctions, this sassy glass will elevate every sip!   

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    Once it's time to set the table, make a bold statement with our Silver, Purple and Pistachio Green Reniassance Plates. Available in multiple size options, they're an excellent addition for cocktail hours on the veranda, wedding receptions, outdoor anniversay celebrations, and more...

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    Looking for some spring recipe inspiration to whet your appeitite? Not to worry, from drink to dinner recipes, we're here with an array of some of our favorite pins for spring treats, so check out this week's...

    FLS Top "PIN-IT" Spring 2018 Board!

    If you're looking for sensational snack-sized options for appetizers or dessert, our Tiny Temptations Tumblers, Tiny Domains, Tureen Bowls are small in stature, but they'll super-size your spring setting with style! They're perfect for parfaits, salads, salsas, fruit cocktail and even dipping sauces!

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    We hope your 2018 is exceeding your expectations; and we'll always be here to do the same with our ever evolving selection of catering essentials to fit your every function! The Fineline Settings team has some very exciting innovations on the way, and we just can't wait to share them with you!

     

    Until then, Happy First Day Of Spring, Friends!

    Thank You For Visiting Us At Catersource 2018

    As always, we had an unbelievable time in Vegas celebrating Catersource and chatting with YOU! There's nothing more inspiring than hearing your thoughts and feedback, and getting to show you, personally, some of our favorite new products! Our incredible Sale's team looks forward to this all year, and while we're sad it has come to an end... it just makes us all the more excited for next year! (yeah... we like to think ahead)

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    Here are some of our favorite shots we took from this year's booth, because they make us happy to remember our time with you!

    Can't beat cool drinks and sweet treets served with our beautiful crystal-style products on display... YUM!

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    And here's a few shots of our hardworking Sales team, and our Marketing team member, Danielle, demonstrating that there's no better place than Vegas to show off some of our fabulous Barware (including our stylish new Black and White Renaissance Stemless Goblets)! Cheers!

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     We hope you had a great time, and we wish you safe travels home to wherever that may be. It was an honor to share yet another Catersource Event with such talented, passionate people, and it inspires us to continue in supplying you with the highest quality caterware that will leave as much an unforgettable impression on your customers... as you all leave on us every day!

     

    See You Next Year!

     

     

    Make it a Margarita Night!

    We know that every day is a reason to celebrate... but can you blame us for being a little extra excited about Febraury 22st...? "What", you may ask, "is so special about a Thursday?". Well, dear friends, in the spirit of 'it's always 5 o'clock somewhere', we are happy to tell you that February 22nd is National Margarita Day!

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    That's right, as your busy work week is finally crawling to a close, treat yourself to some Thursday evening enjoyment with a cold, salt (or sugar) rimmed margarita! Yes, we know, in some parts of the country it still feels like the only thing to do is huddle by the fire with hot chocolate... but we see no reason not to huddle by a fire with your favorite people and a tasty Margarita!

    And because Thursday is still a worknight, and that means every precious moment of free time should be spent decompressing and not dish-washing, let some of our favorite disposable Margarita-style glasses take the stress away.

    With our Flairware Clear and Green-Base Margarita Glasses, you can have a happy-hour without any of the after-hour mess! MAS_3862.jpg

    So go grab your favorite mix, limes, and whatever else you deign delicious, and take this Thursday evening and add a bit of extra fun! After all, we're celelbrating with you... in spirit!

    Elegance and Modern Romance In Our Black & White Stemless Drinkware!

    Modern Taste, Elegance, and Efficiency come together in our most striking product release of 2018! With sleak lines, stunning, glossy finishes, and the durability of disposables, our new Black & White Stemless Wine Goblets will leave a stunning impression are your next event.

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    From Weddings Receptions, Cocktail Hours, Birthday Parties and Outdoor soirees, these goblets are as much a statement piece as they are drinking glasses. And with their 12 oz capacity, they are also perfect for desserts, salads- even shrimp cocktail!

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    Wether it be Winter or a Balmy Summer, these goblets will be a hit! And with the same durability and disposability you know and love, never worry about accidental breakage or after-hour clean up.

    In spite of their intense Black and White colors, they also look amazing by the pool side, so this duo of drink holders will fit in wherever you can think of! (And, let's be honest... you'll be looking for ANY excuse to add these charmers into any event!)

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    We hope that you will love these goblets, and we look forward to seeing all of them amazing recipes and beverages you use with them! Tag us on Instagram @finelinesettings or Facebook Page so we can see how YOU use our Stemless Goblets!

    Super Bowl Celebrations, Without Setting Limitations!

    Okay, so for some, THIS is the biggest celebration of the year! That's right, we're talking about the SUPER BOWL! The long wait is over, and in a few weeks we will all gather around the living room to not just consume what is (hopefully) an exciting game, but also consuming a lot of snack!

    While we watch two teams duke it out on the field, we know you'll be trying to get your football feast to the end-zone with as little fuss and fiasco as possible! After all, it's the football players that are supposed to be exhausted by the end of the day, not you!

    With that at the cornerstone of Fineline's goals, we're bringing out your favorite big guns, and a few new additions that will make your Super Bowl Party a super success!

    Our stylish and convenient Super Bowl and Super Bowl + PETE Serving Bowls and Lids are standard for indoor and outdoor events that will satisfy in both looks and convenience thanks to their incredible durability, space-saving stacking capabilities, and the ease of disposability!

    Below is a very special table "play-by-play", if you will, that we created to help inspire you with both setting and snack ideas! In our durable and spirited Sectional Football Serving Bowl, you can serve wings, veggies, chips, and more, and keep the dips closer at hand for easy serving and clean up! 

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    Set up some subs on our Cake Platters because they are perfect for more than just desserts!

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    Even our seemingly simple Solid Square Plates can be the perfect purveyor of snacks and sweet treats!

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    And for your drinks, take advantage of our sassy Quenchers Shakers and Wavetrends Tumblers!

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    With this team of all-star line-ups, your celebration will be a sensation, and your clean up will be as easy as tossing it in the nearest trash can at the end of the day! Not to mention, take a peak at our customary board for...

    Fineline Super Bowl 2018 Top "Pin-It!" List

    And for more fun stuff and to stay connected with us, check out our FB page by clicking the image below!super bowl_touched up

     We hope your Super Bowl is Hype and your Treats Tasty!

    A Toast To A Fine Year with Fineline Cheer

    IT'S ALMOST OVER. A FEW MORE DAYS... THEN A FEW MORE HOURS... 10 MORE SECONDS...

    and 2017 will be behind us and a New Year of promise, hope, and positivity will begin! But, let's not get ahead of ourselves. Let's enjoy our New Year's Eve with fervor and fashion!

    Whether your New Year’s Eve is a glamorous bash, or a casual night on the couch with your closest friends, there's no need to let holiday clean up take away from your day. With the biggest countdown of the year coming, and a night of celebration ahead, leave the after dinner mess in the past thanks to Fineline disposable plates, trays, and more!

    And when it's time to raise our glasses, let our beautiful selection of Stemware add both elegance and ease to your eve! Whether it be a Moscato, Cabernet, or a dry Champagne, we have a few stemware options that will leave you hard-pressed to believe they are disposable plastic.

    If you're going for something modern and sleek, our new Crisp Stemware has both a Champagne Flute, and a Wine Glass that will accentuate your favorite bubbly drinks!

    If you're looking for a more traditional style, our timeless Flairware Champagne Flutes have several beautiful options that will give you the feeling you are back in time, standing in a glamorous ballroom of the 1920s.

    Finally, if you want something a bit more whimsical and fun, then our Tiny Temptations Stemware is an elegant miniature that will leave a big impression on your guests. But, no matter which stemware strikes your fancy, rest assured that they are all completely disposable! After all... after dinner dishwashing is soooooo two-thousand and LAME!

    And now that we've got your flute, let's fill it! That's right, you didn't think we'd leave you hanging in these final hours without a few fun and great tasting drink recipes, did you? And so, without further ado, enjoy this week's...

    FLS New Year’s 2017 Top "Pin-It" List!

    And, just for an extra bit of fun, here are some of our very own takes on some of these recipe ideas in some of the flutes we mentioned earlier! You bet that all of us here at Fineline are toasting with you in spirit!

    Click the image below and it will take you to our FB page with the recipe! 

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     And as we come to the end of this blog almost as quickly as we come to the dwindling final moments of 2017, all of us here at Fineline Settings wish you a New Year full of incredibly wonderful things; and we will be right here with exciting new products, and a devoted team, that will exceed your every expectation and compliment your unique style! 

    Happy New Year's Everyone!

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