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The weather is beautiful in Minnesota lately. It’s the perfect time of year for outdoor parties with friends and neighbors. We have to take advantage of the three summer months while there’s no snow here, because it will be over in a blink and we’ll be back to ice, snow and cold.
I decided to kick off summer with an Outdoor Oasis Party and had some great family and friends over. We have a gorgeous screened in back porch that overlooks our pond. It’s incredibly relaxing in the evenings and makes the perfect place to get together to enjoy food and drinks while we have fun.
We had a couple neighbors stop by for a casual little get together, I had planned to invite more friends but had some last minute amazing weather and decided to take advantage of it. It wasn’t very fancy, but it was incredibly relaxing.
I had recently stopped by Pier 1 for new cushions and pillows for the back porch, so I was excited to be able to use them and create an adorable sitting area that has turned into my favorite place to hang out!
We kept the party simple with some grilled hot dogs, chips and salsa, Strawberry shortcake and wine. Don’t forget the wine! Pier 1 has some amazingly beautiful wine glasses that I picked up while I was there! I love them and can see us using them several times a week!
In the past, I have almost always gravitated towards decorating with reds but while I was at Pier 1, I fell in love with some amazing blue patterns that really made the Outdoor Oasis theme stand out. The blue makes me think of the lake, which is a relaxing oasis for our family. Actually, I may even pick up a few more of these pillows to use at our cabin, I really like them. What do you think? I picked up a large cushion for the love seat, cushions for the chairs and matching pillows to use.
We had a great get together and enjoyed some delicious food. It was a wonderful start to the summer. I had my hubby take a photo of my boys and I before everyone came over. I wanted to make sure that I had at least one photo of me in it and then I ended up not pulling my camera out as much as I wanted to during the party. Isn’t that the way it always works? We get so busy serving food, eating and having fun!
Everyone loved the light dinner and drinks. I had a couple people ask me where we found our cushions and the beautiful lantern that I had picked up as well. I think my friend and I will be headed back to Pier 1 for her to pick up a few summer decorating items and I want to find an outdoor rug for my back porch. Fun!
I cannot wait for our next neighbor drinks and BBQ. I feel like I am so much more prepared for guests now that my back porch looks amazing!
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