Do your children fight over everything? Mine do.
We had those cheap plastic plates and bowls and cups. I bought them before the munchkin was born (or old enough to use them) so I just bought two of every color. I also was a sucker for the holiday plastic cups that were 5 for $1. We had Valentines and Halloween. We were now color coordinated: yellow, blue, green and pink.
We were also now at war.
"I wanted the blue cup!"
"She got the pink one last time!"
"I picked that bat cup!"
And on and on.
Finally, I snapped. I spent most of a Saturday, went to 5 different stores and came home victorious!
We now have only clear cups. We have white plates and bowls. Their lives are devoid of color...well, at least their table settings are.
If you are looking for some colorful plastic dishes for your children, might I suggest DI?