Just a Few Girlfriends for a #Pier1OutdoorParty

“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Pier 1 Imports.  I received a product sample to facilitate my review and to thank me for participating."Yesterday I shared our patio before and after and I mentioned how much we are loving the space and that we can now host outdoor gatherings with style. And host friends and family we have!

PATIO TABLE

(photo above by the lovely Lucy of Craftberry Bush)

A couple of weeks ago I invited about six girlfriends to come over for an evening of treats, drinks and gabbing on the patio. So fun!

FRIENDS

FRIENDS 2

The weather was beautiful – if a bit chilly as the sun went down. But it didn’t matter because we just brought out a few throw blankets and snuggled up. Nothing like making the outdoor space work like the indoors with layers of cushions, pillows and throws!

FRIENDS 3

I also extended the indoors by bringing out candles, flowers and our thrifted bar cart that went perfectly with our new Pier 1 Drink Dispenser.

BAR CART

Isn’t it adorable?!

PIER 1 DRINKS DISPENSER

A fire in the fire pit and some simple yummy snacks also contributed to the outdoor oasis feeling.

FIREPIT

Most of the snacks were store-bought: lemon loaf, coconut macaroons and ju-jubes (because one of my girlfriends adores ju-jubes!) as well as little appetizers of cheddar cheese cubes, smoked ham or turkey with olives plus chips and homemade guacamole in my fun new outdoor bowl.

SWEET TREATS

SAVORY TREATS

CHIPS AND GAUCAMOLE

I made a delish Sangria and put out water bottles. Although mostly everyone just drank the Sangria! 

#pier1outdoorparty #sponsored #MC

A little getaway in our own back yard!

BACK YARD

VERTICAL GARDEN WALL

(two photos above by the lovely Lucy of Craftberry Bush)

Do you love Pier 1? Well now’s your chance to win a $25 gift card to pick out something for your own backyard hangout! Check out the Pier 1 Imports Outdoor Collection for inspiration and come back and tell me what you’d pick! Enter to win in the widget below.

Opens at 11 am June 11th, 2014 closes 11 pm June 13, 2014. One winner per participating blog. Please note: giveaway entrants are only eligible to win one gift card from this giveaway that is hosted on multiple blogs. AKA Design is not responsible for giveaway. Gift Card will be sent to winners from Pier 1. 

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Comments

  1. says

    Your backyard and the party setup looks wonderful! I bet you girls had so much fun. Nothing more fun than a bunch of ladies together especially when there’s sangria. :)

    If I won the gift card I would hit the pillow section at Pier 1. The Daisy Bloom pillow would go perfectly with the cushions on my patio.

  2. Kimberly says

    I’d like to put this towards some outdoor lighting. The flood light with motion sensor isn’t cutting it.

  3. Jenn says

    Some new decorations for the top of my buffet in the kitchen – lantern, candles and rustic accessories!

  4. Tanya says

    Your backyard looks lovely.

    I just finished putting in a pea gravel garden path in my garden and would love to add some accessories in and around my garden. There are so many lovely things to choose from at Pier 1, but if I have to pick one, I love the ceramic cat planter….I love anything to do with cats! I hope I get picked!!

  5. says

    I’d buy some patriotic plates, napkins and acrylic cups, so my husband and I could host a 4th of July brunch at our house! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Melanie says

    I really would love some art on my patio walls so I would choose the sunset Buddha piece for the backyard.

  7. Kerri says

    What a gorgeous backyard party! I love that drink dispenser. I can imagine so many different drink combinations for it. Thanks so much for the opportunity :)

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