These Melamine Plates Are Insanely Pretty—And Less Than $5

As far as shatterproof dinnerware goes, these melamine plates are hard to beat. Pretty enough to impress your mom but durable enough for your kid's birthday party, these affordable plates are too good to pass up.

Light pink melamine plate with white floral design on it. photo

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Opalhouse Pink Floral Melamine Plate

It's no secret Target has some great finds for the home, and its new Opalhouse collection is a bohemian dream. (Enter the prettiest melamine plates we've ever seen.) Take out these shatterproof pink plates for your next outdoor party, and don't forget the wine. With a price point of $2 we're buying at least 10. Style tip: Pair these plates with a durable white charger and gold flatware to create a Pinterest-worthy tablescape.

To Buy: $2; target.com

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A multi-colored plate that features a hand-painted look in a colorful floral pattern. photo

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Azul Round Melamine Dinner Plate

Bust out the margaritas, guac, and queso—these melamine plates are perfect for taco Tuesday (or any summer dinner party). Don't worry about party fouls; these plates are completely shatterproof and durable enough to withstand your friend who's having a little bit too much fun.

To Buy: $3; bedbathandbeyond.com

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White melamine plate with a multi-color floral design on the bottom half of the plate. photo

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Better Homes & Gardens Floral Melamine Dinner Plate

Ideal for a spring or early-summer tablescape, these pretty plates are sure to impress. With their charming floral design, these beauties have us wanting to host a garden party. At a price of $13 for four ($3.25 per plate), they're affordable, too.

To Buy: $13 for set of 4 (usually $17); walmart.com

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White plate with a red checked design on it. photo

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Red Gingham Melamine Plate

More gingham, please! This melamine plate from Pier 1 Imports is giving us total picnic vibes. Use these at your next outdoor barbecue or pack a basket and spend some quality time with friends. We suggest pairing them with white tabletop decor and pops of yellow or blue for a summery place setting.

To Buy: $3 (usually $5); pier1.com

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A white plate with a teal border and floral print that includes hues of blues and greens. photo

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Opalhouse Blue & Green Floral Melamine Plate

As we mentioned, we love Target's Opalhouse collection, and this melamine plate is another standout. Plates this pretty deserve a spot on your open shelving all season long. Buy an entire set in this pattern or mix and match with other Opalhouse plates for an extra fun tablescape.

To Buy: $3; target.com

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