One of the simpler joys of this time of the year is dining al fresco. The warmth of the setting sun, the fresh breeze cooling you down, the beautiful (hopefully modernist) vistas surrounding you as you share time with friends and family. And whether you’re having a classy party with hors d’oeuvres or just a relaxed barbecue, don’t sully the day with paper plates and plastic forks. Take a cue from your midcentury idols and add some fun and class to the occasion with these 8 funky outdoor dining and serving picks.

medallion melamine plates from crate & barrel
Medallion Melamine plates.

Colorful, graphic and delightfully durable, these Medallion Melamine plates are a bright spot on your patio table.

Georg Jensen flatware by Arne Jacobsen at Saks Fifth Avenue
Georg Jensen 5-piece flatware set.

Melamine plates don’t mean plastic flatware. For something slightly more upscale, get a set of this Georg Jensen 5-piece flatware set designed by modernist darling Arne Jacobsen.

The burbs melamine platter by dansk and lenox
“The Burbs” Melamine Platter.

A great tray can make serving outside a breeze. And you’ll love “The Burbs” Melamine Platter with its MCM-inspired pattern and outdoor-friendly material.

Leaf salad servers from Danish Design Store
Leaf salad servers.

Bring some Danish style to your table with the geometric design of these Leaf salad servers, available in either gold or dark gray finishes.

knyck napkin holder from Ikea
Knyck napkin holder.

It may seem like something simple, but trust us: Nothing is worse than chasing rogue napkins caught on the breeze. Take that event off the table and keep the napkins on with the Knyck napkin holder.

Strohm hostess serving set from All Modern
Strohm 3-piece hostess serving set.

Whether you’re slicing up cheese or serving small slices of cake, the Strohm 3-piece hostess serving set is a beautiful mid-mod addition to your al fresco party.

Freja jug by Nordic elements
Freja jug.

Serve up your ice water with sleek Nordic flair. Based on the classic steel pitchers used in 1950s Denmark, the Freja jug is a shining beverage centerpiece.

Glass beverage dispenser by CB2
Glass beverage dispenser.

Last, but never least, this pleasing orb-shaped glass beverage dispenser will be the only way you and your guests prefer to have your lemonade (spiked or not).