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Did I ever mention I live in the Apple Capitol of our province? Each May when the apple trees blossom there is an annual Apple Blossom Festival. Around here it is the kick off celebration to welcome summer. It’s a busy weekend of the usual parades, fireworks, and concerts. But this year I was so fortunate to be able to invite some guests over to join me for a Outdoor Oasis Patio Party with the help of Pier 1, and keep away from the hustle and bustle. The patio party was so relaxed, it was nice to kick back with our guests and enjoy the sunshine while the kiddos played. Of course the men just gathered around the BBQ, but the ladies gushed over the pretty table decor, and sipped Caesars from fun party straws. I was so happy how my outdoor dining set turned out (if you haven’t seen the before, you’ll be shocked by the transformation), I couldn’t believe my eyes that Pier 1 had outdoor dishes that coordinated so well with the color and pattern I had chose for my painted dining set.
The shepherd hooks my step father made for my wedding work so well to hold the Pier1 crackle lanterns… now I just need about 10 more of them.
I threw in a few yellow and red accents to give a little pop of color!
What did we eat you ask?
We started off with some nibbles, like this balsamic glazed BBQ toasted bruchetta, I can taste that yummy glaze just looking at the picture.
Creamy Caesar salad, and spinach with seasonal fruit and candied pecans.
And for the main course we had Grilled BBQ Pizza and a few hamburgers for those with a traditional taste.
The best part about these pretty party dishes is they are break free, so I wasn’t concerned about the little ones and their slippery fingers!
It was lovely to have our friends join us for this fun outdoor oasis party, we really need to do this more often!
I didn’t ask for their outfits to coordinate so well to the decor, but we were really put together!
I can’t wait to get my party decor out again, I see many summer outdoor oasis parties in the near future!
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I love BBQ’ing steak with potatoes and mushrooms, peppers and onions… yummy 🙂
Mmmm… sounds so delish!
Lovely! Can’t wait for the Pier 1 gift card to go active!
It should be up now Claudine, I thought today was tomorrow!
Sunny Smile says
I love BBQ chicken!! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway, Pier 1, whats not to love there!
Oh that’s a tough one, I’m going to say hamburgers but i really, really love grilled veggies!
With Pier 1 even I could host a fabulous get together! Thanks for the inspiration!
How gorgeous V! I love the dishes you chose – they go perfectly with your new table! Looks like you had a fantastic party!
I love chicken on the BBQ.
Journeys of The Zoo says
Love salads but your pizza looked amazing. P.S. I would have tried to get everyone to colour coordinate 😉
Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo
Mmm that bbq looks so delicious! The place settings are to die for! I love the summer ware from Pier 1. Id buy it all
Jenness M says
Love corn on the cob!
Shauna Oberg says
Beautiful! Your food pics are making me so hungry right now!
Krista W. says
I love kabobs at bbq’s!!
Sandra Sumlak says
Thank you for the great ideas to host my own Pier 1 party. I love the green lantern, that’s going to be my first purchase.
I love everything about this… gorgeous decor and the food looks amazing. I love eating and making pulled pork for bbq’s!
Sandra S says
My favourite food to eat at BBQ’s are summer salads.
Meena R says
I love eating grilled veggies! Especially when they are seasoned just right.
MMMM, I love grill veggies too, especially sweet potato and peppers!
Beautiful!! Wow…this makes me want to get creative with our patio! So many awesome pieces you chose…love it! The food looks SO delicious too!
Wow this looked amazing!!!! And we love smoked pork chops, burgers, sausages and STEAK on the bbq 🙂
I like burgers and stuffed mushrooms.
angela m says
I love sausages or hamburgers on the BBQ
Looks like an awesome party, girl! Love Pier 1!
Inspire Me Heather says
Looks like you had a wonderful party Virginia! Your table looks beautiful – love the plates – and the menu looked oh-so-good!
I love how everything matches so well, and your food looks great! I’ve never really had a dinner party but I think my friends are afraid of my cooking skills (or lack of lol). I’ve never tried a pizza on the bbq but have always wanted to 🙂
You should totally try it, its crispy but sooo yummy!
Echoes of Laughter says
It looks amazing Virginia! The colours and the food all look fabulous! When is your next party? lol! Angie xo
Corn on the cob is my favroite.
Amy Orvin says
My favorite things are potato salad and bbq chicken
MMMM I love both too!
Love to eat salads at a BBQ – there are so many different varieties and I love to enjoy local fresh produce!
My favorite things to eat at a bbq are Beef Fajitas and grilled onions
Amanda Sakovitz says
I love to eat bbq chicken. Classic!
MMM – that bruschetta looks amazing and your Pier 1 decor looks gorgeous! Love those trellis dishes!!!
love hamburgers and grilled corn
Kayley Melanson says
Nicole tidman says
Great job, Nicole! Everything always looks so nice 🙂
This post is making me crave summer foods! Can’t wait to host a big back yard bash!
Shannon B says
love those green crackled lanterns! I think corn on the cob and steak are high on the my list of favourites!
Thomas Murphy says
I love hot dogs at a BBQ.