If you’re looking for child-safe but stylish plates, check out LA Plates, a small company started by a clever mom (and former teacher). The lightweight but durable melamine plates appeal both to kids and grown-ups. They are available in lots of patterns (bamboos, ginghams, paisleys, etc.) and can be personalized, too, making them a perfect gift (customize with a child’s name for a birthday gift, or with a family initial for a matched set to use when you entertain). Each one costs $22. The pink with white polka dots is my favorite:
While you’re at the site, also check out these retro-style handwriting placemats ($18). The 12 x 18″ laminated placemat is customized by you on one side (you choose color and text), and has a proper handwriting alphabet on the other. Cute sibling gift or birthday gift!
Visit LA Plates.