Elegant, Kid-friendly Dinnerware

In the last seven years, I can count on one hand how many times I’ve eaten from real ceramic or porcelain dinner plates, and half of those times have been at a fancy restaurant. With four kids under 7, I’d have to be buying new plates and bowls every week if I indulged in such niceties.


But there comes a point when you just can’t take one more macaroni-and-cheese dinner on pink plastic plates. When that day comes for you, dear parent, rest assured there is a host of other options out there.


Of course, we’ve all heard of Corelle, that glorious company that makes ‘break-resistant dinnerware’ which is also microwave and dishwasher-safe.


corelle tree plateCorelle Livingware ‘Tree Bird’ 16-piece Dinnerware Set from Walmart
flowery plateCorelle 16-piece Dinnerware Set: ‘Twilight Grove’ from Target


Why not change things up a bit and go more natural with these wooden and bamboo dinner sets? Sure they require hand-washing to last through the years, but your kids won’t be able to destroy them and they’re beautiful, to boot.


wood salad bowlNoritake Kona Wood Salad Bowl from Wayfair


Acacia Wood Plates (set of 4) from Sur La Tableacacia wood plates


bambooround plateBamboo Studio Santa Barbara 10” Round Plate (set of 4) from Walmart


If you want real durability that can stand the test of time and wear, and can survive any tantrum, check out stainless steel dinnerware.

hammered steel plateOld Dutch Hammered 13” Charger Plate (set of 6) from Wayfair


Bolt Hammed Salad Bowl, 12” from Rakuten

hammered steel bowl

With the 4th of July just around the corner, don’t worry about having to buy plastic or paper plates for the kids (or the adults!) Check out this eco-friendly alternative:

bambu disposable platesBambu Veneerware Plates- Square, 9” (set of 8) from Rakuten


With all these options, you’ll never again worry about the kids breaking your nice dinnerware, and you won’t have to resign yourself to eating off of Toy Story paper plates at your 4th of July barbeque.


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