This post was sponsored by Pier 1 Imports. All opinions are my own.
Remember a few days ago when I showed you my brand new back deck? Well, I had a reveal party over the weekend to show it off and I have to say it was a total hit! It was an intimate afternoon with close friends and great food, and I can’t wait to have more like it. You know how much I love throwing parties these days, and thanks to my newly redone space I am going to have the absolute perfect backdrop for entertaining this season!
Before I get into the party I want to talk about this amazing space. Thanks to the awesome selection at Pier 1 Imports I was able to transform my empty space into somewhere I can gather friends, unwind or escape to. I wanted to match my own eclectic style, but I also wanted to make sure everything worked for both entertaining and personal relaxation. I chose pieces that were warm and comforting, and that really transported me to a far off place. It was the perfect backdrop for my Sunday soiree, and thanks to great friends and even better conversation I christened my new oasis in style!
The feel of my new space is pretty intimate, so I wanted to keep my spread simple by using fresh fruit and easy finger food. I kept my serving ware understated so it wouldn’t distract from the rich, exotic look of my new furniture. I set out a tray of fresh strawberries and pineapple, and then another of oven baked Naan bread with hummus and a spicy tomato mixture. I think I did well in matching the whole global theme, don’t you?
For drinks I made a pineapple coconut punch mixed with sparkling water, and I’m pretty sure it was the star of my spread! It was a great golden yellow to match my color scheme too, isn’t that cute?
My gorgeous new lantern is such a great conversation piece that I wanted to really showcase it with something fun. I had it displayed on my garden stool and set a small plate of exotic tea packets beside it for those who wanted a richer refreshment. I had the lantern itself filled with backup tea packets, so that when the plate was empty all I had to do was open the lantern top and pull a few out. Genius? I think so!
We had a great time chatting the afternoon away, and my besties were just as smitten with the space as I am. Before the makeover I didn’t have people outside at my house because it was terribly plain and empty. You saw the before photo – yuck, right? Not anymore! Now I have the perfect oasis that speaks to my style and my heart, and I’ll be making memories with it for years to come!
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