Fresh farmers market produce, open windows, blooming flowers taking over every available vase in the house—spring is officially upon us, and with the new season comes a new style of dinner party. As the weather warms up, eschew formality in favor of easy entertaining: layered linens, stove-to-table servingware, and tons of splashy colors to boost morale after a drab winter. If it sparks joy, it's invited. In terms of spring tableware, this means gravitating towards bold prints and fun silhouettes, though you can never go wrong with a pastel and a floral motif (or two). 'Tis the season, after all.
Whether you're in charge of hosting Easter brunch this year, planning on making the most of your patio with a series of post-work happy hours, or just want a couple new pieces to make your morning routine a little livelier, we've got you covered. From plates to platters and everything in between, these 20 pieces are perfect for a seasonal refresh.
Leave your plain white plates in the cupboard, and make the upgrade to this scalloped set. Each one features a rosy border and is made from bone china—but because it's all microwave- and dishwasher-safe, you don't have to be too precious with your use.
Brighten your morning cup of coffee with a new handmade mug, complete with a sunny yellow handle.
For showing off your show-stopping confections (or at least, the croissants you picked up from the bakery for brunch), a cake stand is in order. Gucci's floral version is a surefire way to elevate any table setting.
Why not make the most of the produce stands with some freshly squeezed juices? Enjoy your OJ in one of these tiny vessels, which are all hand-blown in Morocco from recycled glass.
With a splashy palette of fuchsia, tangerine, and olive green, these woven placemats offer an opportunity to color-block with like hues for glassware and plates. (Plus, it's an easy way to incorporate some texture while you're at it.)
Each of these citron-colored wineglasses was hand-blown in Poland, inspired by vintage styles. They make the perfect happy hour accessory.
Give your table a Mediterranean theme, complete with natural linen textiles, organic-shaped stoneware plates, and this playful pitcher. Whip up a batch of Campari spritzes to match; the bright orange against the blue fish design will definitely be photo-worthy.
Skip the expected florals and celebrate all the fresh fruit hitting the market instead with these delightful little c0cktail napkins.
Sometimes, signaling the start of a new season is as simple as swapping out your table linens. Cheery yellow gingham fits the bill. Pair the tablecloth with solid-colored napkins to keep it simple, or try your hand at pattern play by layering in some striped pieces.
Start your Le Creuset collection small with a mini dutch oven: This celery green cocotte is the ideal size for serving warm dips or individual fruit cobblers directly from your stovetop.
Why not upgrade your flatware drawer? Mepra's stainless steel set is timeless, dishwasher-safe, and available in a plethora of fun colors.
Handmade in southern Italy, this blue and orange tray makes a great serving piece for your antipasti. Mix and match with similar hues for a maximalist-approved table.
Hosting a formal dinner? Make sure everyone has a place with personalized name cards. This pre-folded set features a simple botanical design that'll pair well with an all-white tablescape.
Who needs a tablecloth when your napkins steal the show? Between the mix of vibrant hues and the geometric pattern that's been screen-printed by hand, this set is worth every penny.
Take a break from remote work and stretch out in a newly sunny corner with a cup of tea. Served in these marbled mugs, your relaxation ritual will feel that much more special—even if it's only 10 minutes long.
Pay homage to the farmers market star of the season with little appetizer plates designed to look like artichokes. (Psst: The size is excellent for snacking, so you'll get use out of these when you're not hosting, too.)
Dish up a crisp green salad or comforting bowl of pasta family-style at your next shindig, with this ochre wooden bowl as the centerpiece in place of flowers. It comes with a mini version so you can feel just as festive when you're eating the leftovers the following day.
You can't go wrong with pastel pink and scallops this time of year, but a neon yellow trim punches up this textile duo.
Something about using a sage green board as the backdrop to your charcuterie platters just feels right when celebrating the most verdant season.
Take your dinner party outdoors with a set of non-breakable plates. Because Fable's minimalist dinnerware is made from a blend of bamboo and melamine, they're safe to pack up and take to picnic or rooftop celebrations.