My house has always had an open door to friends and relatives. Whether it is a Friday night in with some wine and a movie, or a weekend barbecue outdoors with the kids, it seems that we are always entertaining. Of course, we don’t mind- there is no better feeling than having friends and family around to make memories with!
Barbecues weren’t always our thing- we live in the city and don’t have a backyard. We do have a concrete sitting area with plenty of room for kids to play and people to sit. So, we took this concrete patch of land and transformed it into a cozy “side yard” without the grass. The kids have a play area, we set up tables for guests, and now the barbecue grill is constantly used. After taking the time to make these changes, we have enjoyed more time outdoors as a family and have had a much more productive barbecue season than ever before!
Now, we couldn’t make all these changes and not get appropriate dinnerware to match, right? I really don’t like bringing my heavy dinnerware in and out, and using paper or plastic plates really isn’t that great for the environment. Thankfully, Target has summertime dinnerware that won’t break the bank! From plates and glasses to bowls and utensils, you can get a full set of summertime barbecue dinnerware at a great price!
Target sent us plates and glasses from their summer collection and we used them for the first time this weekend. I received a lot of compliments about how “refreshing” the set was and how practical they would be for outdoor use. Since they are made of melamine, they don’t break easy and they are very lightweight. My husband got me a caddy to keep all the summer entertaining items together, so they are easy to transport in and out of the house. Did I mention how light these plates are? What a difference from lugging our regular dishes outside!
The summer collection from Target adds some flavor to your entertaining. The fun fruity patterns add pizzazz to any party and the kids love to eat off these vibrate plates. You can say these plates added a lot of color to our outdoor concrete
Head on over to Target to find the best selection for summer entertaining at awesome prices! They are the destination for everything you need to make the most of your summer! You can also connect with Target on Facebook and check out the “Summer-izer” app where you can add “Big Honkin’ Summer” icons to your pictures. You can share the photos with your friends and family, and you even have the option to print them at your local Target Photo Center!
Check out Target’s summer catalog where you can find all of these products and more for summer:
- Serving Bowl with Bamboo Lid - $11.99
- Bamboo Serving Utensils – $7.99
- Strawberry Melamine Dinnerware Plates (4) – $1.99 each
- Strawberry Melamine Salad Plates (4) – $1.79 each
- Strawberry Hi Ball Tumblers (4) – $1.99
- In stores, you’ll find giant photos of beach balls, sunglasses and sand buckets that direct you to the colorful summer merchandise.
Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Target and received products to facilitate my review and thank me for taking the time to participate.