Shatterproof, Durable Dish Sets for a Season of Outdoor Entertaining
Paper plates and plastic cups are staples at backyard barbecues and pool parties, but they don't always feel elevated (and they aren't necessarily eco-friendly). Thankfully, there are ways to make your summer tablescapes look more refined while still prioritizing convenience, the environment, and easy clean-up. Simply turn to melamine and bamboo; these materials are frequently used to craft long-lasting outdoor tableware.
To help you prep for a season of outdoor entertaining, we went ahead and culled several of our favorite dinnerware sets made from these sturdy mediums, which are essentially unbreakable. Scratch-resistant, shatterproof, and lightweight, each selection also has a refined aesthetic. They look sleek enough for your indoor dining room table, but afford you the opportunity to enjoy safely and stress-free under the stars—without sacrificing an ounce of style.
This cute citrus print adds personality to any table setting—plus, the plate's beveled edges prevent accidental spills. Use these melamine dishes to serve everything from snacks and salads to pizza slices and desserts, and don't stress if one hits the ground.
Shop Now: Opalhouse Bamboo Melamine Salad Plate, $3, target.com.
This earth-tone dinnerware offers the sturdy elegance of ceramic pieces while being as lightweight as disposable iterations. Elevate picnics and casual outdoor gatherings with their glazed, textured finish.
Shop Now: Williams Sonoma "Rustic Outdoor" Melamine 12-Piece Dinnerware Set in Coral, $124.95, williams-sonoma.com.
Fable New York
This set is made from bamboo fiber, corn starch, and BPA-free melamine. Best of all, the mix-and-match hues add vibrant energy and nuance to your summer tablescape.
Shop Now: Fable New York Mixed Dish Set in Midnight Moon/Robin's Egg/Sun Rises, $148, fableny.com.
Beautiful purples and pinks evoke summer sunsets when you set the table with this collection from Latitude Run.
Shop Now: Latitude Run "Iffat" 12-Piece Melamine Dinnerware Set in Hawaiian Sunset, $32.03, wayfair.com.
These beautiful turquoise plates won't chip when you serve dinner, and all of your guests will think they are eating off of ceramic.
Shop Now: Pottery Barn "Cabana Melamine" 12-Piece Dinnerware Set in Turquoise, $118, potterybarn.com.
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