Large quantities of plates and glasses for open house?
How do you all manage the plates, glasses, etc., for parties where you expect a lot of people, like an open house? We invited about 80 people and I expect about 50 will attend. How do I manage dinner plates, dessert plates, drinking glasses, wine glasses, champagne glasses, bowls (for fish chowder) and flatware for that many?
Do most of you rent? Do you use paper? Do you use a mix of paper and china/glass?
I was considering buying glass dinner plates and using paper for everything else. But wine and champagne is not the greatest in plastic...
I know many of you have open house parties, how do you do it?