Summer is a great time for entertaining: barbeques, parties, brunches, it’s all better in the summertime. Whether you’re serving up gourmet grilled creations or yummy summer cocktails, presentation is key. We’ve already talked about pretty placemats and funky chip and dip combos, now we’re excited about serving trays! Here are 16 colorful, modern, and practical platters for getting your serve on.
1. Tutti Frutti Tray ($26): This funky tray uses repetition and fruit-inspired colors to create the perfect tray for a summer bash.
2. Barbar Tray ($7): What better way to serve tea than on a tray with adorable tea cups printed all over it?At only $7, this tray is a steal.
3. Fat Tray + Box ($146): Store and serve with this bamboo box-tray combination that’s as convenient as it is chic.
4. Harlekin Tray ($28): This modern geometric pattern uses colorful shapes to create a truly unique look!
5. Lap Desk / Serving Tray ($46): We admit to using our laptop in bed probably a little too much. Luckily, this laptop desk-meets-breakfast in bed tray is here to make that activity a little more luxurious. (Make sure you clean it in between uses… orange juice on your laptop is no fun!)
6. Alpha Brittannia Tray ($31): It’s as easy as ABC. We love the quirky alphabet print in stand-out colors on this fun tray.
7. Black and White Chevron Tray ($25): Our love for chevron is no secret, and this tray is the perfect combination of on-trend and elegant.
8. Phuzion Tray ($120): We love the unique shape and fun colors of this cool glass tray that’s perfect for sushi or cheese.
9. Stripe Design Serving Tray ($11): Cute stripes in fun colors really pop on a summer table. This inexpensive tray is simple enough to suit a lot of tastes but too fabulous to blend in. ;)
10. Reversible Serving Tray ($40): This reversible tray’s sleek design makes work and play a whole lot more beautiful.
11. Parking Ticket Tray ($13): This tray is too fine for words. Okay, so we couldn’t resist that pun, but in all seriousness, this fun tray definitely stands out from the pack.
12. Personalized Photo Serving Tray ($40): This tray allows you to personalize it with pictures relevant to the occasion. We love this idea for a summer birthday party or engagement party!
13. Le Petit Dej Breakfast Tray ($92): This elegant tray takes simplicity one step further. The sleek design and impeccable colors (white or yellow) of this tray would make any breakfast a little brighter.
14. Printed Breakfast Tray ($43): This abstract print in bright colors really sets a fun and original tone for any event. We can’t get over how well this tray would pop on any table.
15. Grip Tray ($25): The grips on the surface of this serving tray hold your items in place so you don’t have to worry about them sliding around! Definitely not the most beautiful tray on this list, this functionality is especially great if you’re serving drinks… wine slushies, anyone?
16. Soft Spoken Style Serving Tray: Unfortunately, this tray is not for sale anymore, but we couldn’t resist including the cool bicycle-printed server.
Which serving tray are you dying to show off to all your summer guests? Did we miss the most perfect tray of all? Let us know in the comments below or tweet it to us!