The Best Unbreakable Outdoor Dinnerware That Doesn't Look Like Plastic

We found beautiful stemware, melamine plates and dinnerware sets that look just as good as what you use inside.

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May 04, 2022

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When the weather warms up, it's time to take more meals outside. And while sometimes only paper plates and plastic cups will do, reusable outdoor dinnerware is a more sustainable option. However, just because outdoor plates and cups are deemed unbreakable, doesn't mean they can't be pretty. Today, you'll find a wide assortment of melamine dinnerware sets, acrylic stemware, plastic pitchers and more that make outdoor entertaining photo-worthy. We've rounded up some of our favorite pieces of outdoor dinnerware from plates to wine glasses, so no matter who you're having over for dinner, they're sure to be impressed.

These melamine dinner plates come in three punchy hues (and two neutrals) and look just as gorgeous as the painted ceramic plates you'd see at your favorite restaurant. Sold in sets of four or eight, mix and match for a whimsical table at your next backyard dinner party.

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If you're short on space, but still want to stock up on patio-friendly dinnerware, this pitcher with four tumblers is a great solution. The colors tumblers stack inside the clear pitcher for a pretty piece of art when its not in use.

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This dinnerware set is perfect for anyone who wants to bring a natural look to their backyard setup. The woodgrain design adds some warmth to the white plates, and we love the extra-affordable price tag.

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Consider the Street Eats collection from Fortessa a sustainable option to your beloved paper plates. Made to look just like the classic paper plates you'd find from a dollar-slice pizza joint, this set is made of melamine and will last you for years to come. Find sets of salad plates, dinner plates, takeout-style containers and more.

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Colored stemware is trending in glassware and it's also making its way outside. These sets of stemless and with-a-stem wine glasses are a fun addition to any backyard barbecue. Plus, giving each guest a designated color means there's less chance of someone losing their wine before dinner.

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This natural-looking dinnerware is painted so perfectly, you'd never know it was made of melamine. The speckled plates and bowls are meant to mimic the look of terrazzo without the hassle of the upkeep. Buy them as one-color sets or mix-and-match for a more casual vibe.

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On weeknights, you just need a set of drinking glasses for water, juice or whatever sparkling beverage your family enjoys. This colored set sold on Amazon is ideal for easy burgers with the kids on your back deck.

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This bright citrus-printed dinnerware set screams summer with pops of lemon, orange and lime. For the person who can't wait to brighten up their backyard color palette, these plates and bowls are sure to make a statement.

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Bring some of the Mediterranean to your backyard. This Portofino-inspired melamine set is made for slow summer nights spent with friends sipping wine and Aperol spritz.

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We love this cute printed platter for serving up just about any dish you can think of. It's perfect for hot dogs in the grill, ice cream toppings, a s'mores station — really any summertime classic you love.

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