You can do all the fancy cooking you want, but if you don't have anything to serve that food on, your guests will go hungry. So of course you need dinnerware. Now you don't need to go out and buy the best, most expensive plates on the market. I am personally a big fan of Corelle. They may nice looking, quality plates that I have never had chip or break. They easily go in the dishwasher and come out perfectly clean. I personally would not invest my money in any other dinnerware sets. Best of all their prices are very reasonably. Even more so on Cyber Monday. Right now Amazon has some great deals:
Corelle Contours Spring Pink 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Service for 4 | $35.26 (50% off)
I like that this set comes with solid colored mugs that compliment the color found in the plates. The set includes: 4 each: 10-¼-inch dinner plate, 6-¾-inch bread-and-butter plate, 18-ounce bowl, 11-ounce mug
Corelle Square Round 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Shadow Iris | $59.96 (37% off)
If you are into more of the square look, then here is a set containing plates that are square shaped. The set includes 4 each: 10-¼-inch dinner plate, 8-¾-inch luncheon plate, 22-ounce soup/cereal bowl,12-ounce porcelain mug.