I participated in a campaign on behalf of Millennial Central (#MC) for Pier 1 Imports. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and to thank me for participating.
Pier 1 has always been one of my favorite stores to browse for cute decorating ideas for seasonal and year round get-togethers. They aren’t a massive store, but they know how to decorate and organize their products well. I could spend all day dreaming about decorating my home with all of the items in the store.
So when I was invited to participate in a Pier 1 Imports Outdoor Oasis, I was thrilled. I couldn’t wait to shop for outdoor decor from Pier 1 and showcase it as an outdoor get-together in my home!
Shopping for Pier 1 outdoor serving ware, decorations and more was a pure blast. There was so much to love in their outdoor collection. It was hard to decide just the direction I was going to go, since I loved so much of the stuff. There was picnic themed items, red-white-blue, barbeque and finally this cute paisley set (called Trellis Melamine) that I settled on.
This Trellis Melamine design included bright colored plates, napkins, napkin holders, serving dishes and cups. When I bought it, I envisioned a large feast of food, plated on these gorgeous platters and served on the fun and summer plates. My Outdoor Oasis was coming together in my head, and I couldn’t wait to get planning.
We planned our get-together on a warm afternoon in Colorado. We just wanted a few close friends for a relaxing mid-day lunch. Nothing too wild. We set up our serving dinnerware with fresh summer barbeque items like pulled pork burgers, watermelon and freshly squeezed lemonade.
We set up our party outside on the back patio. We enjoyed the company of some of our closest friends on the patio couches. It was a nice time that we all got to spend together, enjoying each other’s company. The party size of 8 people (4 couples) was just right, we got to socialize and talk as a group. It wasn’t a huge event, so we got to really enjoy each other company and conversation. These type of get-togethers seem to be my favorite now-a-days. I seem to enjoy the more one-on-one interaction, rather than a big distraction event.
I was excited to share with my friends about my new Pier 1 Imports Outdoor items that we shopped for and all of the other trendy styles we saw while shopping. They were excited about all of the fun decor I brought up that I saw for the kitchen, living room and outdoor patio. Out of the new items I bought, they especially loved the napkins and bright yellow napkin holders.
Some of the items I purchased included: Trellis Melamine Dinnerware in Blue and Green, Trellis Melamine Serving Platter in Blue, Trellis Melamine Serving Bowl in Green, Trellis melamine Serve Platter in Green and of course the favorite among my friends – the Suzani Print Napkins.
After the party, I had to admit to my friends that my husband had actually picked out the Suzani Print Napkins, not me (impressive right?). I also handed out a few coupons for my friends to enjoy for their next shopping trip to Pier 1 Imports. (I was provided a few 10% off coupons).
Overall, I loved participating in this sponsored in-home get-together. It was fun to have a nice afternoon with friends, and to have many unique dinnerware dishes to provide color and vibrancy to my outdoor party. I look forward to decorating more of my home with the playful, fun and trendy home furnishing items from Pier 1 Imports.
Check out more Outdoor Items from Pier 1 Imports.
Want to win a $25 Pier 1 Imports gift card? Enter by leaving a comment below telling me your favorite Outdoor item from Pier 1 Imports for your own “Outdoor Oasis” party.
WINNER: kate teodoro