When I have a large group to entertain, I turn to disposable plates and cups. It makes for a quick and easy clean up! Hefty Foam Plates and Bowls are on sale for $1.49 (with in ad coupon) at Safeway, making these $0.99 per package after coupon:

Hefty Foam Plates or Bowls, 30-50 ct $1.49
With In Ad Coupon, Limit 2, Valid Through 6/26 
Use $1.00/2 Hefty plates or bowls packages from SS 5/13
Final Price: $0.99 each when you buy 2