10 Cute, Affordable, and Unbreakable Products That Will Instantly Upgrade Your Summer Table
We’re brightening up our tables (indoors and out!) with fresh, fun glasses, plates, and servingware that won’t break the bank (or break, period!).
Summer is here, and while we are all being careful when it comes to entertaining and going to restaurants, we’re also doing a lot of cooking and eating at home. And now’s a great time to think about adding a new touch here and there to your summer table.
Whether it’s melamine dinnerware that goes from inside to out in a snap, stemless acrylic wine glasses that look cute and don’t break, or some darling napkins to refresh your table, these 10 products are budget-friendly ways to inject a burst of summer fun into your daily meals.
Ollie Melamine Dinnerware
Buy it: Ollie Melamine Dinnerware ($4.76-$19.96, reg. $5.95 - $24.95), crateandbarrel.com
Sturdy, lightweight, and dishwasher safe, melamine dinnerware is the ultimate choice for summer meals whether indoors or out in the backyard. And this vibrant, geometric pattern is an instant mood elevator.
Vaso Lagoon Acrylic Dinnerware
Buy it: Vaso Lagoon Acrylic Dinnerware ($3.16 - $5.56, reg. $3.95 - $6.95), crateandbarrel.com
Get that pretty look of recycled glass without the worry of anything breaking with these durable acrylic glasses, bowls, and plates. They have a gorgeous tint and a thick, rounded quality that’s pretty on the dinner table and fantastic on the picnic table.
Lobster Melamine Dinnerware
Buy it: Lakey Lobster 12 Piece Melamine Dinnerware Set Service for 4 ($64.99, reg. $79.99), wayfair.com
Turn your backyard into this summer’s Maine getaway with this charming 12-piece set with a vintage lobster motif and spackleware border that’s great for (socially distanced!) get-togethers or just Tuesday dinner. Melamine means it's sturdy, chip- and break-resistant, and dishwasher safe.
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Acrylic Stemless Wine Glass
Buy it: Acrylic Stemless Wine Glass ($3.16, reg. $3.95), crateandbarrel.com
Whether you’re pouring water or wine, iced tea or lemonade, a wine glass is an easy way to sparkle up every table setting. These stemless acrylic versions are fashion-forward, less vulnerable to spills, and BPA free.
Buy it: Magnolia mug ($10), draperjames.com
If it’s cute enough for Reese, it’s cute enough for the kitchen table every morning. Brimming with magnolia flowers, this pretty porcelain mug from Witherspoon’s Draper James line is the perfect refresh for the morning routine. And it’s microwave and dishwasher safe.
Oceanic Salad Set
Buy it: Mcclelland Oceanic 5 Piece Melamine Dinnerware Set, Service for 4 ($53.99), wayfair.com
Summer salads get the pampering they deserve this season with this beautiful melamine set of serving bowl and four individual bowls in a timeless nautical motif. Great for get-togethers, great for every day, the set’s sturdy melamine construction means it’s light, portable, and cleans up like a dream.
Puebla Melamine Server
Buy it: Puebla Melamine Condiment Server ($47.50, reg. $59.50), potterybarn.com
Dress up your table with this incredibly versatile serving plate in sturdy, lightweight melamine that washes easily, and goes from dining room to backyard. The folkloric pattern inspired by Mexican ceramics in classic blue and white goes with everything and will feel fresh far beyond this season.
Cherry Acrylic Glass
Buy it: Stemless Acrylic Cherry Glass (Sale $5.66, reg. $9.50), surlatable.com
Summer is all about cherries, and this charming acrylic version of a pressed glass jar is guaranteed to become your favorite glass for a special end of day sip or your go-to for every backyard meal. Blue and clear versions are equally charming; consider mixing and matching for some July 4th celebrating!
Buy it: Pique-Nique Napkins, Set of 4 ($14.66, reg. $24.50), surlatable.com
And speaking of cherries, this summer-perfect set of 4 cherry-and-pinstripe cotton napkins bring a burst of nostalgia to every meal, from breakfast in the kitchen and backyard Sunday brunch to lazy dinners at the grill. Machine washable.
Airstream Salt and Pepper Shakers
Buy it: Airstream Salt & Pepper Shakers ($29.50), potterybarn.com
Give your table an instant breath of fresh air and satisfy your road trip urgings this summer with these adorable salt and pepper shakers that are an exclusive collaboration between Pottery Barn and Airstream (of those gorgeous vintage-style trailers).