Summer Entertaining and a GIVEAWAY with Chinet

Summer is one of my favorite times for impromptu dinner parties and laid back entertaining. The sun stays out late. There is little fear of rain. And, there are a whole host of ice cold beverages that are delicious and can help beat the heat. The summer is just coming to Portland and I am already booking an event packed season.




Since moving into our older home we no longer have a dishwasher, making entertaining larger groups more and more difficult. While I am a big fan of using real dishes when entertaining… summer entertaining lends itself nicely to the convenience of disposable party-ware. My rules with disposable party-ware are the following: 1. It is affordable —I don’t have a ton of money to go spending on things I’m just going to throw away! 2. It is sturdy! I don’t want people needing to double up on plates or throw one away in order to go get second helpings because their plate/cup won’t handle another trip. I’m not big on waste (I try to only have one garbage can or less of waste at the end of my parties) so sturdy dish-ware that will make it through an entire event is pretty important to me.

So, when Chinet approached me about a giveaway for my readers for a Chinet Summer Party Pack I had to make sure that the items fit my criteria. I had a summer party over the weekend and used the Chinet Summer Party Pack. I used a mix of real dishes and the Chinet paper goods. I was sent a set of   Chinet bakeware, (affiliate links) classic white plates, napkins, and cut crystal cups. At the end of the party I had only 1 garbage can full of waste and not too many dishes to tackle!  Now Chinet wants to give YOU a Summer Party Pack to help with your upcoming BBQs, birthday parties, holiday celebrations, and more. Can’t wait to see if you won the giveaway? Chinet papergoods and tableware are available at many locations near you and online through or

Enter by using the Rafflecopter widget below. The winner must have a U.S. mailing address.

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Disclaimer: This giveaway post is sponsored by Chinet. I received a Summer Entertaining Party pack to try out myself and one to give away to my readers. The giveaway pack will be mailed to a US mailing address at the end of the giveaway by Chinet. I did not receive any additional compensation. All opinions are my own.


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Jenni is a freelance writer and media assistant based in Portland, OR. A Well Crafted Party is a blog about all the little things to celebrate in life. Follow Jenni or A Well Crafted Party with BlogLovin, RSS feed, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest.
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  1. Reply

    BBQ! BBQ! BBQ!

    1. Jenni

      EVERY DAY if I could!

    • Carol
    • June 17, 2013

    My birthday party!

    1. Jenni

      Yay! Any plans this year?

    • Jenn
    • June 17, 2013

    BBQ’s on my deck with our new patio set!

    • Pech
    • June 17, 2013

    It’s good to hear how sturdy these are- I have been using plastic patio wear, but it IS a pain to clean but I feel bad about the waste like you do! I would love to do a summer cocktail party!

  2. Reply

    That was such a fun party! Those sausages were amazing. *applause*

  3. Reply

    I love that I was present for your test run on these!!! They held some super YUMMY foods!

  4. Exciting sponsorship, congrats!

    • Angela Yeremenko
    • June 18, 2013

    A bbq with family and friends is the best party.

    • Kelly D
    • June 18, 2013

    I like a BBQ at my parent’s house since they have lots of places to walk around or to rest.

    • rachel
    • June 20, 2013

    A sushi and ice cream party! Also, no dishwasher?? I did that for four years and vowed never again!

    • Natalie J Vandenberghe
    • June 22, 2013

    I love when my husband or son-in-law grills, so an outdoor BBQ sounds great! However, I just don’t think I’d enjoy an outdoor party as much if I wasn’t watching my kids or grandkids play (especially in water 😉
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    • Bee
    • June 22, 2013

    Huge bbq’s with friends! Lots of grilled veggies and ribs yummmmm

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