Pier 1: How To Entertain Outdoors

With Memorial Day around the corner, it's time to dust off the patio furniture and get serious about outdoor entertaining this summer. Our collaborators have you covered when it comes to design and decor inspiration for the outdoors - they recently teamed up with Pier 1 to get their backyards ready for the summer season and we learned a few things from them! From fruity drink recipes to decorative tabletops, their entertaining ideas (all possible with Pier 1!) will inspire you to throw your own soiree. Here are a few things we learned...

Twinkly lights impress

Ashley Kane of Brunch on Chestnut showed us how she styled an outdoor birthday bash and we're loving the aesthetic, especially the cute lantern lights. When the sun goes down, there's nothing like a little glow to keep the party going. Check out her post to shop the look! 


Oleander & Palm's Grapefruit Jalapeno Lime {Mocktail} Margaritas will steal the show. There's one thing guests will appreciate, and that's a delicious drink to enjoy. It's always a good idea to have something non-alcoholic on hand, so this mocktail is a must-try. 


Sara of A Dose of Pretty and Melissa of Melissa Creates both know the power of a strong theme. Choosing a theme helps keep your creative vision focused and will guide decisions when planning a tablescape.

Sara decided on beach inspired, surf style to transform her outdoor space. Island fruits became centerpieces and Pier 1 helped with the rest. 

Melissa chose to upgrade her patio game with beautiful flatware from Pier 1's Viva Italia collection. We love the blue Mason jar candles that pair nicely with the Italian ceramics. 

unexpected details

Served over palms? Yes please. We love the way Anne Sage added palm leaves to her tablescape. Sometimes the little details can bring a table to life!