Upgrade All of Your Dinner Parties with These Serving Platters

There's just something about artful presentation—it makes food taste that much better.

Looks Like White Crinkle Edge Platter
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A new year is almost here, and that's reason enough to host a fancy dinner party and pull out all the stops. The first thing you'll want to do to prep for your 2022 parties? Invest in a quality serving platter. When you spend hours perfecting an intricate appetizer, an involved main course, or a beautiful dessert, you want to showcase it on a piece it deserves. After all, special occasions call for special dinnerware. Ahead, we've pulled together the best serving platters for all of your future celebrations.

Top Picks

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Whimsical Forest

Williams Sonoma "Provence" Hand Painted Platter
Courtesy of Williams Sonoma

If you prefer ornate patterns, you'll love this hand-painted platter and its colorful 17th-century folkloric design. Look closely and you'll spot castles and forest creatures. It's the statement piece you've been missing.

Shop Now: Williams Sonoma "Provence" Hand Painted Platter, $119.95, williams-sonoma.com.

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Ivory Stoneware

Pottery Barn "Mendocino" Stoneware Large Platter
Courtesy of Pottery Barn

For a more modern aesthetic, go for clean lines, which you'll find on this ivory-colored stoneware serving tray.

Shop Now: Pottery Barn "Mendocino" Stoneware Large Platter, $79, potterybarn.com.

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Vibrant Floral

Anthropologie "Botanica" Platter
Courtesy of Anthropologie

In need of a housewarming or wedding gift? You can't go wrong with a gorgeous statement option. This hand-painted floral number works across all seasons, whether the recipient is serving a winter salad or plating a summer brunch—and it's under $60.

Shop Now: Anthropologie "Botanica" Platter, $58, anthropologie.com.

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Indigo Stripes

Juliska Sitio Stripe Indigo Platter
Courtesy of Olivela

For a more nautical vibe, choose a white platter with blue detailing, like this indigo striped serving platter from Juliska. While it is fancy enough for special occasions, it's still dishwasher, oven, microwave, and freezer safe.

Shop Now: Juliska Sitio Stripe Indigo Platter, $125, olivela.com.

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Ornate Handles

Neiman Marcus "Pavoes" Handled Oval Platter
Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

As the priciest item on our list, which clocks in at just under $200, this oval platter is still an impressive deal for the quality. The elegant (but sturdy) handles make it perfect for heavier, protein-rich dishes.

Shop Now: Neiman Marcus "Pavoes" Handled Oval Platter, $198, neimanmarcus.com.

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Wooden Standing Platter

Villeroy & Boch Wood Footed Serving Plate
Courtesy of Amazon

If you want to highlight a particular dish, choose a serving platter that will literally stand out above the rest. This footed option has wooden legs that elevate the plate, making it perfect for special occasion desserts (like birthday cake).

Shop Now: Villeroy & Boch Wood Footed Serving Plate, $76, amazon.com.

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Gold Trim

Martha Stewart Collection "Baroque" Platter
Courtesy of Macy's

This gorgeous, gold-trimmed platter is sophisticated enough for your fanciest dinner parties. And at just over $20, it's the most affordable quality pick on our list—thanks, Martha!

Shop Now: Martha Stewart Collection "Baroque" Platter, $23, macys.com.

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Chambray Tile

Pottery Barn Chambray Tile Stoneware Platter
Courtesy of Pottery Barn

If you appreciate intricate design, you'll love this chambray tile stoneware piece. It's perfect for showcasing your fanciest hors d'oeuvres, like toasted brioche with crème fraîche and caviar.

Shop Now: Pottery Barn Chambray Tile Stoneware Platter, $49, potterybarn.com.

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Scallop Edge

Coton Colors Scallop Edge Platter
Courtesy of Wayfair

A scallop-edge dish gives any bite or entrée an added dose of whimsy. Whip up some easy, last-minute appetizers and they'll look extra fancy when served up on this pretty piece.

Shop Now: Coton Colors Scallop Edge Platter, $45, wayfair.com.

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Crinkle Edge

Looks Like White Crinkle Edge Platter
Courtesy of Food52

With a crinkle rim and unglazed finish, this piece feels organic and natural—not overly polished, but still chic. It's ideal for more rustic dishes, like roasted chicken thighs and heirloom veggies.

Shop Now: Looks Like White Crinkle Edge Platter, $105, food52.com.

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