A Beautiful Outdoor Oasis Party

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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  1. says

    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..

  2. says

    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!


  3. says

    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

  4. says

    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!

  5. says

    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.

  6. says

    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.


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