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!).

Tracey Minkin
July 02, 2020
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This story originally appeared on: myrecipes.com

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 9 products are budget-friendly ways to inject a burst of summer fun into your daily meals.

Ollie Melamine Dinnerware

Courtesy Crate & Barrel

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

Courtesy Crate & Barrel

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

Courtesy Wayfair

Buy it: Lakey Lobster 12 Piece Melamine Dinnerware Set Service for 4 ($64.99, reg. $79.95), 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.

Acrylic Stemless Wine Glass

Courtesy Crate & Barrel

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.

Oceanic Salad Set

Courtesy Wayfair

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

Courtesy Pottery Barn

Buy it: Puebla Melamine Condiment Server ($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

Courtesy Sur La Table

Buy it: Stemless Acrylic Cherry Glass (Sale $7.56, 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!

Pique-Nique Napkins

Courtesy Sur La Table

Buy it: Pique-Nique Napkins, Set of 4 ($19.56, 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

Courtesy Pottery Barn

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).

This story originally appeared on: myrecipes.com