Outdoor Entertaining with Pier 1 Imports #Pier1OutdoorParty {TWO DAY GIVEAWAY}

“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.

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I love Pier 1 Imports. I’ve been shopping with them since I had my first apartment at 21. I love how they really carry everything you need to give every room in your house a touch of color and style. From curtains and frames to dishes and furniture you’ll find it all at Pier 1. The past year I’ve really been trying to focus more on my home. We’ve collected a lot of clutter over the past 5 years and lack style when holidays aren’t around. I want my home to inviting and pretty at all times. Pier 1 has been great at making small changes with big impact.

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One area that I found was neglected was my daily entertaining pieces. When I first set up my kitchen I found a really nice set that would last years. I got a very basic set so as my style changed it would work with everything but honestly all that got me was a boring palette. They have no color, no style, and they certainly don’t make me smile with I set my table.

When the warm air hits we move our meals outdoors and often invite company over too. I really wanted to spice things up and push those boring dishes aside. I wasn’t sure what I had in mind but I thought I’d get started with my local Pier 1 store. They makes it easy to design a comfortable and inviting outdoor oasis that is sure to be enjoyed by family and friends all season long.

Pier 1 Collage

If you have never visited your local Pier 1 Imports you must! You don’t even need to have any sort of design sense or capabilities since they often have areas all set up with things that go together for easy shopping. I love how often times many of the products they have are able to be purchased in several color options allowing for mixing and matching.

Pier1 Hadley MA Store Collage

Just a heads up to all the mama’s out there. It’s not the most kid friendly store. There are no carts/carriages and a regular stroller will not fit through. Sawyer is a great little shopper so I do attempt it at times with an umbrella stroller or a direct- I know what I want & hold my hand- approach. That being said the staff is child friendly which is helpful if you need help carrying something to the register and don’t want to let go of that little one.


On my main shopping trip for this I went without Sawyer and was there much longer than I care to admit. I fell in love with this Cheerful Petals Table Runner but it wasn’t on a display table conveniently set up with coordinating decor. This meant I had to get creative. I went straight to the Crackle Drinkware that was available in multiple colors and knew the teal would be perfect.

For the plates I wanted something I could mix up but still simple and decided upon these Martillo Dinnerware pieces. To keep things bright I chose the mango. At this point staff realized I was trying to see if my stuff went together and helped me mock set up right there in the store where I shared this photo with you on Instagram!


As you can see I ended up going back another time with Sawyer. I knew I wanted another burst of color with an additional plate and some placemats. While I didn’t want green the Martillo Dinnerware didn’t have a blue that matched. I also ended up getting some stemless pieces of the crackled glasses for the older kids to use or other adults who didn’t want a goblet. I need to go back one more time and get the chargers that match my Woven Rattan Napkin Rings.

Don’t forget you can shop Pier 1 Imports four ways:

  • In-­‐store — See it, touch it, feel it for yourself, and our in-­‐store associates love to toss around ideas on-­‐the-­‐fly!
  • Ship-­‐to-­‐store — Browse from the comfort of your home, and pick-­‐up in-­‐store.
  • Ship-­‐to-­‐home — Our e-­‐commerce offering, browse, order and pay online from the comfort home.
  • In-­‐Home Delivery — Order furniture and large items on pier1.com, and have them delivered right to your door, or even have items assembled, within one to three weeks.


I am so pleased with how it all came together in the end. It’s so bright and cheerful and I just love using it even when no one is coming over. Everyone just loved how it looked too. Of course all the kids were a little disappointed they didn’t have a pretty table to sit at but I promised them I’ll work on that for them.

They did however enjoy getting to drink ice tea from the Mason Jar Drink Dispenser. This really was such a perfect touch to the party. Doesn’t it look great? Next time I need to add in some peaches and lemon slices for some added prettiness too!


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  1. I like the Carmelo Melamine Dinnerware – Turquoise

  2. I love these watermelon serving bowls. Would be so pretty with fresh fruit and dip! http://www.pier1.com/Watermelon-Serving-Bowls/PS49691,default,pd.html?cgid=outdoor-dinnerware

  3. Considering that we have a porch that could use curtains, I’d like thiese: Calliope Curtain – Spice

  4. Karen A. says

    I like the Blue Chevron Lanterns Set

  5. Jillian T says

    I love the Medium Jeweled Lantern in blue.

  6. beth says

    Swingasan® – Circles

  7. Oh how fun! I love the color scheme you used! Neutral colors with the pop of aqua! So fun and summery. I like their Kaleidoscope Jute Trim Pillow in Clay! It would be a fun throw pillow to add to one of our chairs on our backyard deck. Some acrylic cups would be nice, too. Thanks for the opportunity!

  8. Rochel S says

    I like the Rope Handled Pitcher

  9. amanda whiltey says

    i love the
    Peacock Beaded Bells Windchime

  10. Vunda V says

    i love the terracotta turtle with baby on her back! super cute

  11. Christina Gomez says

    I’ve been looking for 4th of July decorations for our new home, so I’d love to buy the Americana Rattan Stars and the Americana garden flag

  12. Vera K says

    I especially like the blue Rania table.

  13. Sofia says

    I love their Silver Pierced Lanterns, they’d look so good in our new house! 🙂

  14. angela cunningham says

    the Rope Handled Pitcher

  15. Danielle K says

    I like their fun planters. Would be cute on my balcony 🙂

  16. Cynthia R says

    I would love to have the Sea Glass String Light

  17. Lisa V. says

    I’ve wanted to get some outdoor LED candles.

  18. I have always LOVED Pier 1. It was my favorite place to shop when I graduated college and wanted to make my little one bedroom house cozy and inviting, with a designer feel on a college graduate budget. I still shop there … so many beautiful things. Just walking into a Pier 1 store I feel “at home” lol. I LOVE that chair Sawyer is sitting in .. that would be the perfect escape for my “mom-me time outs”.. with a delicious cup of tea from that fabulous mason jar drink dispenser 🙂

  19. Sarah K. says

    I like the Stackable Acrylic Goblet Set – can’t have broken glass in the backyard!

  20. I love the Summer Quench Acrylic Pitcher and Sunny Floral Melamine Dinnerware.

  21. Geoff K says

    The Blue Reactive Ceramic Planter is gorgeous!

  22. Amanda Sakovitz says

    I love the Isabelle end table!

  23. Cheryl B. says

    I love the Rambagh Tile Pillow in Honey

  24. heather s says

    Meridian Melamine Dinnerware – Blue

  25. I’d LOVE to have the Swingasan – Peacock for my ‘backyard oasis’! Could I entertain in it? Sure! Why not! Everyone can have a turn! 🙂 Comfy!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  26. Jackie says

    I like the Flip Flop Acrylic Wine Tumbler.
    Thank you!

  27. Christina Foley says
  28. Kristen says

    I like the Embossed Ombre Lantern – Green.

  29. Diane Cooper says

    I fell in love with the San Marino Pitcher.

  30. Heather Dawn says

    I would love to have the Rania Table – Blue.

  31. Mary Jacobowitz says

    I like the Fish Wall Décor.

  32. Venus montoya says

    Love the beverage tub in mocha. Online only.

  33. Jill Myrick says

    I love the Caravan Mosaic Lantern which would be gorgeous on my patio.


  34. Jessie C. says

    I like Swingasan – Daisy.

  35. soha molina says

    I like Swingasan® – Daisy.

  36. Amanda Alvarado says

    I’d like the Green Reactive Ceramic Planter to plant some pretty flowers in!

  37. Ashley C says

    I love the Neely Bistro Set in Peacock Blue!


  38. Nannypanpan says

    I like the hammered beverage server

  39. I love the Embossed Garden Stool. It would be perfect on our patio.

  40. Jennifer Tilson says

    I love the Amelia Pedestal Tables. It would be great to place a couple of those in different corners of the yard.

  41. Amy says

    The Sunny Floral Melamine Serving Bowl is super cute for summer entertaining!

  42. Rosanne says

    I like their Mosaic bottle lamp for my serving table

  43. ria clarke says

    Love the swingasans- especially the peacock.

  44. Natalie S says

    LOVE the Circles Swingasan! Would be amazing on my front porch! 🙂

  45. Laura J says

    I really love the Trellis Melamine Dinnerware – Green! So cute for outdoor entertaining…and the Green Mesh Food Cover would be perfect too!

  46. Teresa Moore says

    I like the Owl prep bowls. I would put food items like onions or tomatoes to serve at a picnic.

  47. alvina castro says

    watermelon salt and pepper shakers would be the cutest on a summer table!

  48. shanna I like many of the entertaining products including the turquoise Carmelo Melamine Dinerware

  49. brandy c says

    I love the Carmelo Melamine Dinnerware – Orange. It’s so bright and cheery!

  50. I like their 3 Tiered Buffet Server for $24.95!

  51. Jennifer says

    I really like the Swingasan in Peacock. It’s such a statement piece.

  52. I love the Swingasan Daisy!!!

  53. Erica C. says

    I like the bombay hanging lanterns.

  54. joni says

    I love the Swingasan® – Peacock swing. It’s so pretty.

  55. danielle Marie says

    i love the swingasans. the circle pattern is the cutest!

  56. Cynthia C says

    I like the Carmelo Melamine Dinnerware – Turquoise

  57. Ann Fantom says

    I like the Starburst Mosaic Hanging Lantern from Pier 1’s Outdoor Collection

  58. barbara n says

    I love the white Montauk Lanterns

  59. Amy Pratt says

    I think the Barbecue Spreader Set is adorable!

  60. Beth Hill says

    I like the silver pierced lanterns – Large

  61. tracey byram says

    I’d like to have the Echo Beach Chaise

  62. erin dear (@mummadear) says

    The Double Swingasan® – Mocha would be great for outdoor entertaining seating spaces!

  63. vickie couturier says

    Words of Welcome Doormat

  64. Tracy Pryor says

    I like the Sunny Floral Melamine Serving Bowl.

  65. Natalie says

    I am in love with the double swingasan in mocha or the Swingasan® – Daisy.

  66. Dana Rodriguez says

    I love Pier 1 ! I like the Peacock Swingasan !!! So pretty!

  67. Laura says

    I love the geometric cabana outdoor rugs!

  68. Kirsten says

    I love the Neely Bistro Set – Peacock Blue

  69. J Spatafora says

    Santa Barbara Serving Cart – White is my selction

  70. carol says

    watermelon serving pieces, salt and peppers and anything else that they have watermelon

  71. Danielle D says

    The outside lanterns

  72. Debra Sluis says

    I would REALLY really love to have a Ciudad Chaise lounge chair! How nice that would be. Looks comfy! and pretty, too.

  73. Lesley F says

    I like the The Rania & Mariel Mosaic Collections in blue

  74. April Brenay says

    I love the faux croc serving tray, would love that for my family!

  75. Francine Anchondo says

    Swingasan® – Peacock

  76. Thomas Murphy says

    I like the Swingasan® – Mocha

  77. Ellen Casper says
  78. I love the Beaded Sun & Bells Windchimes. The colors are so pretty and bells will sound great when the wind blows.

  79. Jimmy Rector says

    door mat

  80. Kari W says

    I’d like the Watermelon Serving Bowls

  81. Ceinwyn R says

    I love the Carmelo Melamine Dinnerware – Turquoise it’s so beautiful!

  82. Sara says

    I love the Yoga Frog Birdfeeder

  83. Donna L says

    I like the Solar Sun Wind chime.

  84. Tiffany Schmidt says

    The Peacock Swingisan is amazing. And Sawyer looks pretty cute in it too 😉

  85. deb c says

    I like the Beverage Tub-Red. It would bee great for parties.

  86. jules m. says

    i love the Party Pack Paper Lanterns Set – 8″

  87. Sheila K. says

    I like the Capiz Windchimes!

  88. Breanne says

    I like the Sea Horse & Jewels Windchime

  89. Sharon Kaminski says

    I like the Tiki Party Windsock.

  90. Rebekkah Nunley says

    I love the Antiqued table clock. I actually have one like it from a lady that I work for. Everyone who visits me comments on how nice it is.

  91. Colleen Maurina says

    I also would like to have their Stackable Acrylic Goblet Set.

  92. Stephanie Galbraith says

    I like the Ciudad Deluxe Collection Sectional.

  93. Nicole Millheim says

    I love the Calliope Deluxe Cushion – Maui

  94. Jessica Ruggiero says

    I would love the peacock swingasan!

  95. Mihaela Day says

    I love the Swingasan® – Peacock

  96. Julie Lynn Bickham says

    I like the Sunset Pier Chaise.

  97. Kathleen Ophelan says

    I am so in love with the Santa Barbara Swivel Rocker. It is such a great piece that you can use for inspiration in decorating the rest of your outdoor space.

  98. patricia says

    I love the Owl Windchime.
    Thank you for the opportunity.

  99. Candace says

    I love the The Rania & Mariel Mosaic Collections.

  100. I like the look of the Rania & Mariel mosaic collection. If I won, I’d put it towards the Red Rania accent table.

  101. Rachel C says

    I like the fair isle rug.

  102. Barbara Montag says

    I like the Santa Barbara Collection Rocker.
    thank you

  103. Kim Smith says

    I like the Caged Lantern – Clear

  104. Alona Y says

    I like the Santa Barbara Serving Cart, it would make patio dinners or backyard barbeques much easier.

  105. I love the Ciudad Deluxe Corner Chair – Mocha

  106. FRANK says

    I like the Birthday Cakes Card.

  107. maya hu says

    i also like the serving cart it seems so useful!!

  108. Kelly says

    Pier 1 has the nicest stuff. It is always so much fun to go into the stores and look at all the new products.

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