Hosting an outdoor get-together this summer? Get tips from our Outdoor Oasis Party!
As soon as the weather turns warm, we spend as much time outside as possible. I like to think of our backyard as an extension of the rest of our house. It’s an oasis where we can escape the busyness of life, take time to rejuvenate, and reconnect with friends and family.
Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Pier 1 Imports. I received products to facilitate my review and to thank me for participating.
When the opportunity to host a Pier 1 Imports outdoor oasis party arose, I jumped at the chance. This kind of thing is right up my alley.
For me, an outdoor oasis is all about an easy-breezy, beach-inspired setting. Colours of driftwood and sand form the perfect backdrop to watery blues and aqua, with pops of sunshine yellow.
Outdoor Oasis Party Decor
On my party-planning shopping trip, I immediately found my jumping off point for the table setting. Having woven seagrass place mats and plain white dishes at home, I knew these gorgeous blue and white trellis melamine salad plates would be the perfect complement.
That’s what I like about basics, they’re easy to dress up without spending a lot of extra time or money.
For function and added interest, I chose these blue and white chevron napkins. Small-scale patterns always seem to mix well with larger-scale ones, don’t they?
For water glasses, I found these worry-free acrylic stemless goblets. Can you believe they’re not glass? Perfect for wine and cocktails on our stone patio too.
I always like adding fruit and herb skewers to my water glasses- so fresh and pretty!
For a bit of sparkle, I chose a jute handle glass lantern for the centerpiece. I love how classic and versatile these decor pieces are. Having various sources of lighting outside is essential for evening entertaining.
Using outdoor flameless candles, especially when spanish moss is involved, means we’re able to focus on our guests, not potential fires. I love that they’re on a timer too!
One stop at Pier 1 Imports, and I was able to get all of the pieces I needed for our coastal-inspired tablescape. Easy-peasy!
Outdoor Party Food
Summer dining for us is all about keeping it simple, just like the decor. Foods that are able to be prepped ahead of time and thrown on the grill when we’re ready to eat are must-haves.
This time, tequila shrimp tacos, along with a toasted chipotle corn and tomato salad were on the menu.
Our guests enjoyed the bold and fresh flavours of these dishes as much as we did. They’re definitely recipes we’ll be throwing together again this summer!
Luckily, the weather held out long enough for us to finish our dinner outside. S’mores around the fire are what we prefer for dessert throughout the summer, but rain meant improvising and making them in the oven. A couple minutes under the broiler and we were set!
Being flexible and enjoying the moment is what hosting a successful party is all about anyway, wouldn’t you agree? Can’t wait to do it again!
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Enjoy your day!