Best Summer Melamine Plates
Undoubltely one of my favorite parts of summer is entertaining and eating outdoors. And even in the humid Virginia summers, I love to enjoy dinner at dusk out in our yard around the dining table with family.
This year, whether or not I’ll be entertaining, I’ll certainly still enjoy my dinner outside with the smell of fresh cut grass and vegetables from our garden.
When I fix a summer dinner, I always bring out the melamine plates to serve. It’s easy to prepare everything in the kitchen and plate it on these easy to clean, indestructible plates. Which is especially important with young kids, because they are bound to drop a plate here and there.
Luckily, melamine plates are sturdy and cute! They hold a heftier load than paper plates and are still dishwasher safe. They make the perfect addition to any summer eating or entertaining.
And while I’m enjoying my evenings outside, I’ll do so in style with this roundup of the best summer styled melamine plates. Read on to see the best melamine plates to offer.
Blue & White Gingham Checkered Picnic Dinner Plate
A classic gingham print in blue and white, on a ruffled edge paper plate is the perfect marriage of classic meets barbecue. These melamine dinner plates will perfect paired with a white table cloth, matchstick placemats and white salad plates. 9 Inch Melamine, Set of 4 / $22
Nautical Design 12 Piece Melamine Plate Set
Our new family sailing hobby has led me down a path of everything nautical. This plate and bowl set is all inclusive and sets the scene for a summer party. Includes (4) 6-inch bowls , (4) 7-3/4-inches small salad plates and (4) 9-3/4-inches large dinner plates / $34
Corelle Portofino Dish Set
While this one isn’t melamine, it is chip resistant and Corelle is a brand well known for quality and longevity. I love the blue and white pattern on these plates. It both reminds me of the Mediterranean and a classic blue and white vintage print. This set is on my wish list.
Get the entire set of 18 pieces (6) 10 1/4 inch dinner plates, (6) 6 3/4 inch appetizer/snack plates and (6) 16 ounce soup/cereal bowls / $69
Busy Bees Summer Melamine Plates
When I came across these busy bee plates, I knew they had to be included in my list of favorite melamine plates. Not only do I love that each please is different, but the taupe color is neutral, which is often hard to come by in melamine. Set of (4) 9″ plates with this adorable bee theme / $19
Watermelon plates are the sight of summer. The thought of watermelon makes me think of cold fruit on a hot summer day. It’s perfect for themed summer party or for daily outdoor dining. Set of 4 watermelon themed 10″ dinner plates / $33
This set of 4 beach house dinner plates may come in as my number 1 favorite summer melamine plate pick. It is adorable with the hand painted little beach houses, each one different. / $39
Being on the east coast and loving seafood, this melamine lobster serving tray takes me to a backyard crab pick cookout with family. I can taste the butter and old bay. Tray measures 18″ x 12″ / $29
A summer round up wouldn’t be complete without the ultimate summer print from Lilly Pulitzer. This set of four appetizer plates is the perfect pop of color and fun for your summer cheese plate needs. Grab a glass of sparkly and a sea shell appetizer plate and join me for charcuterie. / $29
Kate Spade Rainbow Citrus App Plates
You know by now that the Kate Spade brand was one of my favorite designers. The fun colorful prints and sophisticated black and white or navy, there’s always the right piece from KS.
So it comes as no surprise that these fun loving appetizer plates makes my summer table lineup. I love the brightly colored plaid print. / $29
That’s all for the summer melamine plate roundup. Which one is your favorite set of plates? There are sooo many cute ones that its hard to choose.
Are you buying a new set of fun melamine plates for you summer tablescape?