As the weather heats up (at least let’s hope the mercury continues to move in the right direction) it’s time to take entertaining outside. We were lucky enough to do a huge backyard reno last year (pool, deck, hot tub) and I intend to take advantage of it. I plan on stocking up on books, magazines and sunscreen for starters, and whatever else I need to host family and friends outdoors.
Target is ready to supply everything Canadians need for their summer entertaining, and they’re offering these tips to help you get started:
Canadians love to entertain outdoors and take advantage of beautiful summer-like weather. Target has everything from Bublé to bistro sets to make entertaining a breeze this season:
- Plastic makes perfect – with kids running around in bare feet, plastic dishes and stemware make entertaining outside stress free. Target’s Threshold collection carries colourful dishes and serving trays to create a beautiful outdoor tabletop.
(Note from This Mom: After a wide search for dinnerware to go with the red colour scheme on my deck, I picked up a very stylish looking – if I do say so myself – set of outdoor dishes from Target. Photo below.)
- Accessorize – gardens and greenery provide a beautiful backdrop for any occasion. Add to the outdoors with seasonal accessories including bright patio rugs, umbrellas and pillows.
- Ambiance – set the mood with outdoor lanterns and low background music (but remember, sound travels!)
- Food – check the grocery aisle for quick and easy appetizers to pop in the oven as guests arrive. Archer Farms’ Spanakopita and Lobster and Cheese bites are crowd pleasers – just make sure you have enough on hand for seconds!
(Loyal readers will be amused, but hardly surprised, to learn that when Target generously offered to send me some ingredients to whip up their favourite recipes, I politely declined. I believe that my guests would prefer that I not cook for them.)
So, have you made your list? Hey, wouldn’t it be nice if you had a gift card from Target to get you started? Do you see where I’m going with this? Yes. Target is providing one lucky This Mom Loves winner with a $50 gift card to get stocked up for summer. All you have to do to enter is fill out the Rafflecopter form below. You can just leave your name to enter, but there are lots of options for bonus entries, too.
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Good luck, and happy entertaining!