The season for picnics and patio dining is upon us, so why not elevate the look of your outdoor affairs with some beautiful but practical plates? The whimsical, Pucci-esqe print on the Middletons Melamine Plate Set by Poketo makes them look like high-end china, but they are sturdy enough to be used outside again and again, and more eco-friendly than using disposable dishes. For a simple and very affordable set of outdoor dishes in a lovely shade of aqua blue, check out the Lunea Melamine Dinnerware from Crate and Barrel. You can use them at the beach, on the patio, or poolside without worrying about chips, and throw them in the dishwasher when you’re done. That mix of ease and elegance is what makes summer entertaining so much fun.