Product Type: Tesco in Homeware
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Bargain priced platters for your party!
Tesco Value Platters
Member Name: MikeBorry
Tesco Value Platters
Advantages: Cheap and great.
~ Tesco Value Platters ~
Having four children I have held a fair few childrens parties and I always buy platters to put the sandwiches on for ease of transportation from my house to where ever the party may be being held.
I have always found they do the job well but can feel a little flimsy when they are full. The last time I bought these my father had arranged a charity event in aid of the British Heart Foundation in memory of my uncle who sadly passed away last year. My father didn't want to do a buffet but I felt that by offering a little something to eat people would be more likely to enjoy themselves more and stay longer, which meant more raffles, more competitions and more money being raised.
So without my dad knowing anything, I went to Tesco and stocked up on all the bits and pieces I would need to do a decent buffet and included in these bits and pieces were two packs of the Tesco Value Platters. At just £2.50 for a pack of five platters these certainly don't break the bank and I was pretty sure ten platters would be more than enough.
The disco/event was being held in a local social club where we had full use of the rather large hall. The hall is set up with tables and chairs running the length of the carpeted area and ends with a large dance floor. I set tables up around the dance floor and down one small side of the hall and then I got about decorating it all in a red and white colour scheme.
After doing all this I then went home and made up sandwiches, cooked sausage rolls, made a pie, and did all the other bits and started setting the food up on the platters. I used four of the platters for triangle sandwiches and then set about filling the rest with all the other cooked foods and quiches. I bought gateux but put them on their own plates, and added cheese and pinapples/pickles to bowls, and wrapped everything up. I then had the task of moving it all to the car! The platters were filled with sandwiches and were bending under the weight but held with two hands they were fine, the food made it in one piece to the club and then I had to do it all over again, moving the food from the car to the club, again the platters were buckling under the weight but held out well and apart from a few creases in the sides they still looked fine.
The platters are silver foil platters of a decent size, they have a slight embossed pattern covering the whole tray. They look like any other platters I have seen and certainly don't look cheap. They may feel a little flimsy but a bit of common sense will say to hold them securely and then they fare very well indeed.
They made the tables look nice and everyone commented on how well the spread looked. My father was so pleased and was very grateful for my effort and I am glad that I done it.
I have used these platters in the past as well as the Asda Smart Price platters and I honestly can't tell any difference between them at all.
I will carry on using these platters for any occasion where a platter is required. For the price you certainly cannot go wrong.
Thanks for reading :o) x
Summary: Great value platters from Tesco.