Our Pier 1 Imports Outdoor Oasis Party and Giveaway

by Dagmar Bleasdale on June 5, 2014

Pier 1 Imports Outdoor Oasis Party

{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.}

Our Pier 1 Imports Outdoor Oasis Party

We had our first outdoor party at the Blue Cottage!

It was a little less formal in the end than I had planned, but we all had a lovely time. It’s so fun to have family and friends over!

Pier 1 Imports Outdoor Oasis PartyLet me fill you in on how I planned for the party: Pier 1 Imports let me pick out a few things from their new, colorful Outdoor Collection, and they didn’t have to ask me twice.

Pier 1 Imports summer outdoor collection catalog 2014I spent two fun hours in there looking at everything and taking pictures. Pier 1 makes it easy to design an inviting outdoor oasis.

Pier 1 Imports summer 2014 collection melamine platesFirst, I had to decide on a color scheme. When I saw these turquoise melamine plates, I knew I wanted to build around that color. They are basically indestructible and perfect for outdoor entertaining, especially when kids are part of the party.

I paired them with orange cotton napkins and these adorable mason jars with straws. They are my favorite purchase — they even have a little chalkboard label on them.

Pier 1 Imports summer 2014 collection, mason jars with strawsI also bought cute umbrella straws I knew the kids would love, and flower-shaped paper plates and napkins for desert. Those items are so affordable and great to have in the house for short-notice entertaining.

When I got everything home from Pier 1, I couldn’t wait to decorate the porch with all these goodies and set everything up for a trial run.

I really wanted to use our porch, and then I was going to add a table in the front yard right under it for more seating.

Pier 1 mason jars with holderThis is what I came up with. Cute, right? I love the colors and the white Pier 1 lantern and paired it with vintage tablecloths and a crate.Pier 1 Imports Outdoor Oasis Party

On the day of the party, there was a last-minute change of plans and we had to eat earlier, so I had to set everything up really quickly and decided to just ordered pizza. The kids were just fine with that option, and the adults didn’t mind either. There were 9 of us.

001a003aIt was drizzling a bit, so we all piled on the porch. It really feels like a little outdoor oasis that I can’t wait to enjoy more now that the weather is warmer.

Pier 1 Imports Outdoor Oasis PartyPier 1 outdoor oasis party, lantern summer 2014 collectionI almost forgot: what says summer more than water melons? I just had to get these cute water melon salt and pepper shaker. Need a little hostess gift? They’d make a great gift.

017aEveryone loved the mason jars with straws, and the melamine plates were the absolute hit — everyone was saying how they look like china.

A few days before the party I found these turquoise folding chairs that went perfectly with my turquoise and orange theme.


055aPier 1 Imports Outdoor Oasis Party046a049a054aOur Pier 1 Imports Outdoor Oasis party was a hit, and everyone went home with a coupon so they can buy their favorite items.

Pier 1 Imports Outdoor Oasis partyI loved having everyone over and was so busy chatting that I forgot to put out my salads.

We don’t do this enough, but now that we are more set up for outdoor parties (I bought 6 more chairs just yesterday), I’m already planning the next party — with salads. I certainly pinned enough party food and drink ideas and recipes.

We still need comfy outdoor furniture, and this set is my favorite set I saw in the store.

Pier 1 summer 2014 outdoor collection

Check out all their options: colorful Rock Point Benches and Neely Bistro Tables, the darker Echo Beach and lighter Santa Barbara collection.

Giveaway time! Win a $25 Pier 1 Imports gift card!

How to enter: Simply leave a comment. Check out the Pier 1 Imports Outdoor Collection for inspiration for your own “Outdoor Oasis” party and tell me which one is your favorite item.

Good luck!

{Giveaway ends June 15, 2014 at 10PM EST. Entrants are only eligible to win one gift card from this giveaway that is hosted on multiple blogs.}

{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

Margot C July 7, 2014 at 3:17 PM

I love that adorable Neely Bistro Set in Peacock Blue


Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard June 16, 2014 at 6:34 PM

love the Arabella Garden Stool – Blue


Thomas Murphy June 14, 2014 at 10:04 PM

I like the Montauk Lanterns – Blue


Laura J June 14, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Oh my favorite is the Frog on Mushroom Birdbath! So cute!


Amanda Sakovitz June 14, 2014 at 10:27 AM

I love the Isabelle end table


Neiddy June 13, 2014 at 11:47 AM

I like the Hamburger Condiment Spinner


marygrace June 12, 2014 at 2:54 AM

I need and want a Hammock! How awesome would that be! I can see myself just lazing around (in my dreams)


Harmony B June 11, 2014 at 9:57 PM

Like the striped hammock


alaine June 10, 2014 at 2:05 PM

I love the blue glassware.


Theo June 9, 2014 at 1:14 PM

I love the collection and in particular really like the Ceramic Yoga Frog with Green Leaf. It would fit perfectly in my garden.


Tabathia B June 9, 2014 at 1:24 AM

My favorite item is the Swingasan® – Peacock

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Mahdi M June 8, 2014 at 11:00 PM

I would love to create an outdoor lounge area with the Ciudad sectional pieces. I like that they offer many different colors in the style.


soha molina June 8, 2014 at 7:48 PM

I like Sunset Pier Chaise – Chestnut Brown.


Patricia Wojnar Crowley June 8, 2014 at 5:54 PM

I love the Isabelle Settee!


Serge B June 8, 2014 at 8:59 AM

I love the Echo Beach collection


latanya June 7, 2014 at 7:43 PM

I like the mocha swingspan


Vera K June 7, 2014 at 4:01 PM

I like the Rania Cocktail Table – Blue.


alaine June 6, 2014 at 7:14 PM

I love the azure glassware.


Debbie Welchert June 6, 2014 at 5:02 PM

I like the Sunasan Bed


Ashley C June 6, 2014 at 2:02 PM

I love the Pedestal Birdbath with Doves for my backyard



Melissa M June 6, 2014 at 12:13 PM

I like the Swingasan® – Mocha to enjoy the summer evenings in.


Danielle T June 6, 2014 at 7:27 AM

the Terracotta Turtle with Baby is soooo cute! i love turtles


debbie June 6, 2014 at 7:08 AM

I like the hammered flower table.


Chris Bird June 6, 2014 at 12:58 AM

I love the Dragonflies wind chime!


Ellen Casper June 5, 2014 at 10:44 PM

The Rania Table – Red would look great on my patio.


Natalie S June 5, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Looks like great fun! I like the Swingasan® – Mocha!


Mary Withrow June 5, 2014 at 9:00 PM

I always seem to go towards the wicker but I really love the Rock Point style, it has a style all of it own and its wonderful.


Amy Orvin June 5, 2014 at 8:46 PM

My favorite item is the Medium Jeweled Lantern – Black


Jessie C. June 5, 2014 at 7:09 PM

I like the Ciudad Chaise – Mocha


Kristen June 5, 2014 at 7:05 PM

I like the Light My Umbrella LED with Remote.


Kelly D June 5, 2014 at 6:08 PM

I like the Echo Beach collection, especially the Serving Cart.


Ann June 5, 2014 at 5:59 PM

The La Palma collection is lovely.

I love Pier 1.


Wanda McHenry June 5, 2014 at 5:59 PM

I like the The Santa Barbara Collection!


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