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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A Beautiful Outdoor Oasis Party & Pier 1 Giveaway! #Pier1OutdoorParty #MC #Sponsored

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Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Pier 1 Imports. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and to thank me for participating. 

Anyone who knows me knows how I love entertaining with  pretty fresh flowers, easy food and yummy drinks. And with summer vacation for the kids arriving soon, I thought it would be so fun to gather together a group of 6 girlfriends for food, fun and laughter before we all scatter for the summer with various vacation plans with our families. Although the late afternoon sky threatened rain, {and it was actually lightly sprinkling when I took these pictures}, it did miraculously clear off and reveal some bright sunshine so that our Friday evening party could go ahead as planned...which made me super happy. And with help from Pier 1 Imports, I was able to create a beautiful, bright & comfortable outdoor oasis for entertaining friends.
Come and have a look at this lovely evening!
Our outdoor oasis included lots of cozy seating with pretty blue floral cushions.
 
And no party is complete without fresh flowers. I love big & bold vases and this large seagrass netting vase is gorgeous for showcasing flowers.
I served one of my favorite summer time drinks....basil watermelon lemonade in these great acrylic stemless goblets with turquoise straws. This lemonade is such a refreshing change from the usual.
And I served lots of finger foods: veggie crudites and dip on platters, with some gorgeous paper napkins and paper plates, which make for fast & easy cleanup for a busy hostess.
And I love serving some of my favorite crispy crackers in a basket bowl with cheesy dips.
And to finish off, I offered lots of colourful fresh fruit with a cream cheese & yogurt dip in a pretty yellow bowl.
And no party is over without some yummy cream puffs!
It turned out to be a perfectly beautiful evening with lots of hilarious stories and uproarious laughing.
I love hanging with friends. And outdoor parties are the perfect way to celebrate the arrival of summer after a long winter.
As a busy mom, it is sometimes hard to find time for a little fun. But with summer here, I really have to look no further than the pretty outdoor oasis that is my back deck. And with friends, easy food and drink, there is no place I would rather be on a warm summer evening!

To help you celebrate summer, Pier 1 is giving 1 lucky reader a $25 gift card {across multiple blogs}so you may enjoy your own outdoor oasis!
To Enter To Win A $25 Pier 1 Gift Card, you must be 18, live in Canada and leave a comment below telling me you would like to buy for your outdoor oasis. Please make sure that there is a valid email attached to your email. Giveaway ends June 16, 2014 at midnight EST.
Good Luck!

Would you like to see more ideas for creating a beautiful outdoor oasis?
Check out my friends' lovely parties:


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32 comments:

Michelle said...

Love all the colours.. especially the cushions.. We recently moved and have a really tiny deck but I would love to get a couple of comfortable chairs so we can sit and enjoy the beautiful summer evenings..

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

Love all the pops of color- gorgeous!

Jo-Anna@APrettyLife said...

What a great party Angie! Everything looks so vibrant and summery!

Dining Delight said...

I love spending hours (when able!) browsing at all the fab displays in Pier 1 stores and the look you have created on your deck is so reminiscent of how they set up their outdoor décor. Great job! I can imagine how much your guests enjoyed your little get-together with all the pretty dishes and décor. I would love to get one of those net-encased vases - so pretty and colourful!

DD

Virginia said...

Looks like you had wonderful weather for your get-together, everything is so bright and beautiful!

flowerchild said...

Looks so bright and beautiful, oh and yummy :-)
I would love to buy so flower planters and new outdoor dishes
thanks

flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

Christine Graves said...

Wonderful table...I am loving all the wonderful bright colors!

Janet said...

I would buy some candles for lighting!

Sandra Lee said...

This is the perfect summer palette and what a yummy spread!

Jessica said...

GREAT party!

We'd love to have you link up with the Caffeinated Crafters this week!

http://www.chaosandlove.com/caffeinated-crafters-link-party-2/

vilmark said...

Ive always wanted a hammock for two.

Natasha deVries said...

I would buy the stemless goblets!! Although, i love the pops of colour too!!! Love pier one!!!

JSTYMIEST said...

I'd love to have some cozy furniture, candles, and lots of flowers to complete my outdoor oasis!
mcaloon@unb.ca

Angela M said...

I'd love to get a colourful summer iced tea jug and matching glasses.

JanisI said...

I have a super green thumb. I would love to have the opportunity to use the gift card to extend my living room outdoors with a beautiful plant stand

keshakeke said...

How pretty! I have been wanting some outdoor pillows for my backporch! keshakeke(at)gmail(dot)com

Bev said...

Your back deck looks so pretty! I would love to get a hammock to add to my outdoor oasis! It would be a great place to read or just fall asleep!

Loretta said...

I would love to add bright colour cushions to my outdoor furniture.

Loretta said...

I would love to add bright colour cushions to my outdoor furniture.

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SG said...

I'd like to buy some lanterns for the backyard.

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Pattie T. said...

Your table setting is lovely. I would like everything that I see here, but I have been stalking the Amelie draperies at Pier 1, so would use a card toward that.

Kathleen said...

Love the beautiful colors you used. What a lovely outdoor oasis! Thanks so much for sharing your talents.

Jamie-So Much Better With Age said...

Looks like a great party, Angie! Love all the fun colors you chose. They look so festive!
Hugs,
Jamie

Jamie-So Much Better With Age said...

Looks like a great party, Angie! Love all the fun colors you chose. They look so festive!
Hugs,
Jamie

Amanda Sakovitz said...

I would love the Isabelle end table!

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Tanya Payzant said...

Love Pier 1 dishes. That would be my choice. Your table looks beautiful, Angie. Have a great summer!

Bee W Bedard said...

love to buy the Arabella Garden Stool - Blue
brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

Nancy said...

Looks so great Angie.

Vicki said...

Love the colors! I would buy new chair cushions and if money was no object an outside bar fridge! For now, the new cushions will have to do.

Cheryl Lindberg said...

Looks wonderful! I'd love some pillows for our new patio set! :)

thelindbergmom(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Jamie Dorobek said...

Love all of the attention to details! The star fruit in the dip.. .cute! Thank you so much for linking up to Monday Funday!

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