DO THE DISHES
If there’s one word to memorise this season, it’s melamine. The almost unbreakable material is ideal for outdoor dining and thanks to its incredible durability and BPA free status, melamine tableware suits both big and little kids alike. The dishwasher safe design options are seemingly endless, but this summer nautical themes and cool colours are riding the wave of popularity at places such as Pottery Barn.
Alexandra Kentmann from Pottery Barn says a table setting should be more than just plates, cups and cutlery.
“If you’re hosting a sit-down dinner, place cards are always a nice personal touch,” she says.
Come cocktail hour and a shatterproof alternative to glassware is imperative for a calamity-free party. Williams-Sonoma has a variety of drinkware which includes classic clear tumblers and wine glasses or colourful options to add a little flair to festivities.