Sure you can take along some paper plates and plastic forks while camping, but for not much more you can get a serious upgrade and not have to worry about the plate melting out from underneath your food and landing in your lap.
We rent a dining set made of 'enamelware' - pretty much a tough metal structure with a coating baked on. Included is a plate, bowl, and cup, along with a knife, fork and spoon. A quantity of one gets you all these items for one person. So if you're a family of 4, you'll want 4 sets, or be waiting for the first guy to get done before you get to eat.
One downside to this enamelware coating - it does chip off some during shipping and use. What's underneath isn't quite as pretty, but it's as fit for dining as before.
We have lots of other cooking-related items you can rent to make the transition from your kitchen to the campground a little easier:Group serving utensils and supplies
- dishpan, ladle, tongs, etcCast iron skilletStainless steel potsPropane stovesDehydrated meals
- better than you'd thinkReally awesome cooler
- just for local pickup; too big to shipGeneral camping accessories
- paper towels,sandwich bags, paracord, trash bag - several items you'll want with you