Entertaining in the summer should be simple, fun, and worry-free. Think equal parts beautiful and practical. That’s where outdoor dinnerware sets come into play. They’re a game changer for outdoor entertaining, and I promise you don’t have to sacrifice your taste or style.
The best outdoor dinnerware is just as functional and chic as its indoor counterparts, but can stand the test of dining alfresco season after season. Outdoor-friendly materials make for pieces that are rugged and durable, but also easy to clean. What more could you ask for? Below you’ll find some of my favorite pieces for creating the most beautiful outdoor tablescape and dining experience. Cheers to the summer!
Let’s start with the basics: Linen cloths are easy to incorporate in a variety of settings and they quickly dress up a space, the outdoors included. This gingham tablecloth gives elevated picnic vibes (and it comes in three different sizes and four different colors).
Puebla Melamine Outdoor Entertaining Set
Inspired by Mexico City, this whimsical set will fulfill all your alfresco dining needs. The serveware is crafted with melamine, an outdoor-friendly material that allows for stress-free entertaining (no shattered glass here!)
Just as beautiful as it is practical, this serving bowl deserves a place on your table. It’s perfect for housing fruit—or try draping a cloth napkin in it for use as a chip bowl.
Dotted Acrylic Drink Glasses
Round Rattan Placemats
Placemats are always an easy way to take your table decor up a notch. The breezy rattan texture makes them perfect for outdoor dining. Simply wipe them clean with a soft, dry cloth after you indulge in a meal.
San Lorenzo Outdoor Pitcher
This pitcher may look like it’s made with handblown glass, but its shatterproof acrylic design makes it rugged and ready to take on a party or two. If you ask me, it seems like it’s just waiting for someone to whip up a batch of mojitos!
Melamine Salad Plate
This salad plate beautifully mimics the style of glazed ceramic dinnerware, while allowing for carefree outdoor dining. It comes in three colorways and can also be paired with matching dinner plates and bowls.
Chambray Tile Melamine Salad Plates
These cute plates were made to show off. The set of four plates are perfect for serving appetizers, desserts, or light bites during a garden or lakeside brunch.
Island Wrapped Tumbler Set
It doesn’t get much more coastal than these tumblers. The island wrapped sleeve slides right off, and the glasses are dishwasher safe which makes cleaning a breeze.
A beverage dispenser is a necessity for easy summertime entertaining. If you like to host dinner parties or poolside soirees, I suggest grabbing two to adorn your outdoor bar—one for water and one for iced tea!
Rattan Flatware Caddy
This is the cutest little flatware caddy. The rattan is perfect for blending in with all your outdoor dining necessities, and the handle makes it easy to bring in and out.
Scalloped Melamine Dinner Plates
These dinner plates are shatterproof but certainly don’t skimp out on style. The pretty scalloped detailing will add a feminine touch to your next tablescape.
White Melamine Bowls
These kid-friendly bowls are just asking for a some ice-cream sundaes to be crafted in them. They’re BPA-free and also come in a light blue color if you want to make more of a statement.
The beautiful etched detailing on these dainty tumblers will have them being mistaken for vintage glassware. With an antique look but modern day durability, these tumblers are a win in my book.
Island Wrapped Pitcher
Bonus points for this find! It works beautifully as a vase and a pitcher—perfect for both rosé and fresh cut hydrangeas.
Acrylic Wine Glass
Wine glasses are essential whether dining indoors or outdoors. I love that these look just like their glass counterparts, but are shatter resistant if they take a tumble.
Chambray Tile Melamine Serving Platter
When dining alfresco, serveware should be lightweight and carefree. This melamine serving tray makes trips to and from the kitchen as easy as can be.
Scallop Party Bucket
This bucket, with it’s scalloped edge and pretty green hue, will add beauty to any corner of your outdoor entertaining area. It offers up the perfect place to stow and display ice cold beverages.