POPSUGAR Food Thanksgiving Do You Use Good China For Thanksgiving Dinner? by partysugar 11/19/08 0 Shares Like us on Facebook Source Read More Formal DiningTable SettingTablescapeThanksgivingPollHoliday Holiday 26 Frugal Gifts For the Savvy Traveler DIY Colorful Hand-Dotted Tumblers Headache Relief Aromatherapy Shower Tablets 40+ Life-Changing Books to Read This Year Thanksgiving 25 Reasons You Should Date a Canadian, Eh Burgers and Pasta Salad Have You Overstuffed? Yoga to Ease Digestion Show Your Appreciation With This 7-Day Gratitude Challenge How to Easily Crimp Pie Crust, in Pictures POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get inspired with our daily newsletter Tech Home DIY Food Vegetarian Love and Sex Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. Txredd 6 years Yes, but for special occasions like Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners only. I've had my set of china since my grown children were little. wackdoodle 6 years As a child I remember BEGGING my mom to use her Noritake China during Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. She would say that her china was for special occasions. So when out of town family would come I'd ask, she'd say no. My parents anniversary, no. Bicentennial? No. Finally, when she was dying and trying to ensure that I knew how to prepare a meal from start to finish by myself she told me to take down the china and set the table. I have not use that china since. I inherited it all gazillion pieces of Japanese Bone China and I refuse to let anyone use it until I get a chance to have a meal with someone I love very deeply and want to share this little token with. vinnie 6 years good china? pink-elephant 6 years my family is definitely not formal on Thanksgiving, even when it's hosted by others, they like to be comfortable on thanksgiving. afordster 6 years i am not sure i can't remember since i don't do the dishes on thanksgiving. But we do use china for my sister's birhtday dinner which is on christmas eve. I hate it. I end up washing all the stupid china for hours after dinner and the morning of christmas. I hate china! Kelliegrl 6 years Depends on who is coming over! WeTheLiving 6 years I wouldn't consider our Thanksgiving formal, but it's the only time of year we break out my mom's good China plates and the old family silverware. Just to make the day a little special. tlsgirl 6 years I don't even have nice china. aka-Daria 6 years No. we're lazy and rather use disposable plates so we wont have to wash dishes after. ilanac13 6 years well my family isn't the biggest thanksgiving family out there so we usually don't go ALL OUT but sometimes we have the nicer dishes. i'm going to experience something new this year cause we're going to my fiance's house and who knows what they will do. krae85 6 years I'm so ready to host my own thanksgiving!! next year - fingers crossed! cddlykoala 6 years Of course, what's the point in having nice china if you never use it! Mykie7 6 years When it's just the four of us I do, because I have 4 place settings. But if it's more I can't. SusanTeufel 6 years I have china to use? ;) If I had some, maybe, but I wouldn't do paper plates plainly for fear of them leaking, lol... KWM 6 years If I were hosting Thanksgiving then I would absolutely use the good china, but my poor mom is having like 40 people this year so she is using whatever plates she can cobble together. Who has 40 plates??? Food 6 years Depends. If it's our family and others, then yes. But if it's just the four of us (my mom, my dad, my sister, and myself), then sometimes we go the casual route. valancyjane 6 years We go to my husband's family dinner, and their Thanksgiving is extremely informal - I think it's paper plates most years. Sigh. But when I get to host my own Thanksgiving, it will be with the best china we have at the time (we just have everyday dishes right now - no need for the good stuff). puddlesworth 6 years I didn't realize you could *not* use the fine china. flyingroo 6 years Of course, I mean really, how many times a year do we get to use the good china?! I'll take any opportunity and run with it, hehehe.