Leave your good china locked up—these durable pieces will make (not break during) your next get together.
Bongenre Winchester Mandala Lave Melamine Platter
Bold and bright, this round serving platter will add elegant color to your summery spread.
To buy: $80, gracioushome.com.
Paris Market Melamine Cups
These fun floral cups are a sophisticated alternative to disposable and can go in the dishwasher once the party winds down.
To buy: $20 for 4, neimanmarcus.com.
Ice-N-Go Melamine Serving Bowl
This roomy bowl is made to look like crackle-glazed porcelain, but is actually sturdy and shatterproof melamine. An accompanying insert allows you to stash ice in the base to keep salads or other potluck offerings chilled.
To buy: $60, williams-sonoma.com.
Serve cucumber-infused water or summery sangria from this roomy pitcher that offers the look of glass, but isn’t nearly as delicate.
To buy: $48, shopterrain.com.
Rose Garden Melamine Tidbit Topper
This petite dish will nestle nicely atop your glass of wine, allowing you to have a free hand for noshing on hors d’oeuvres.
To buy: $20 for 4, wayfair.com.
Clean lines coupled with a carbon steel construction make this platter both pretty and strong—ideal for serving on-the-go offerings.
To buy: $12, sunnylife.com.