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Durable, stylish tableware perfect for outdoor dinners

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Durable tableware for your outdoor space

One of the best things about summer is dining al fresco. And if your outdoor dining space could use a little revamp ahead of this year's sunny-weather season, that means it's time to shop for outdoor tableware.

Outdoor dining and serving sets need to meet a few requirements. They need to be durable, because let's face it: Accidents are a little more likely to happen outside than inside. They need to be easy to clean, because the great outdoors can get messy. Oh, and they need to be stylish and colorful, reflecting all the bright, happy colors of the summer season. When you have your friends and family over for outdoor dining, you want your tableware to impress and delight.

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Everything on the list below fits the bill. A lot of it is made of melamine, which is durable, fast and easy to clean. And all the bright colors and patterns will make you wish you could dine outside all year long.

Melamine is back — and it's perfect for dressing up your outdoor dining space

Zak Designs 12-Piece Dinnerware Set Melamine Plastic Plates and Bowls

With a bright, Mediterranean-inspired pattern and service for four, this set of dishwasher-safe plates and bowls is perfect for patio season.

Our Place Pleat Trivet

Keep your table safe from piping-hot pans and serving dishes with this summery trivet inspired by the sun.

Better Homes & Gardens 20-Ounce Tritan Nuglass Hammered Tumbler

These tumblers are made from durable hammered Tritan that's shatterproof and impact resistant — meaning they're perfect for enjoying a cold beverage outside.

Certified International Talavera 3-Piece Melamine Hostess/Serving Set

This three-piece serving set has everything a host or hostess needs: a serving tray, a three-section tray and a chips-and-dip bowl.

SCANDINOVIA - 13-Ounce Unbreakable Premium Drinking Glasses Set of 6

These colorful glasses are made to mimic real glass — but are unbreakable, making them perfect for outdoor use.

PANAMA JACK 4-Pack Melamine Medallion Tile Taco Holders

Taco night is every night when you have taco holders that are this pretty, inspired by the patterned tiles of western Europe.

TOSCANA Symphony Appetizer Bowl Serving Set

This fun appetizer bowl can do it all, with different sections and bowls for small bites and dips, and even toothpicks for grabbing olives, cheese cubes and other snacks.

Trendables 120-Pack Disposable Silverware Set in White and Gold

Elevate your disposable silverware with this plastic cutlery in elegant white and gold.

Nambé Oblong Next Salad Bowl & Servers Set

This metal salad bowl with wooden servers is inspired by midcentury design and will look great on any al fresco table.

Zak Designs White Rectangle Melamine Serving Tray

From appetizers to charcuterie, get ready to snack with this modern white serving tray.

Totally Bamboo Salad Hands Salad-Serving Set

Fresh summer salads go with every outdoor meal, and these bamboo salad hands make serving up greens a breeze.


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