I love entertaining in my home.  I love to create a party and watch as my family and friends enjoy the food that I have made and the decor I created.  And in Texas, no matter how hot it gets, outdoor events are still my favorite to throw.

Target thinks all things Summer should be bold and and beautiful too!  Target is the destination for everything families need to make the most of summer!  Whether it be for a nice dinner outside with my friends or a quick and easy dinner with my family to enjoy our views of the pastures, Target is a great place to start to make every event special!

As you all know, my neighbors are really special to me.  I am a very lucky woman to be on a street with four houses and dear friends with two of the women in the houses.  We sit out and relax and talk while the kids play.  They also help me a lot when I need it and are always there at a moments notice!  So, I wanted to do something nice for them to thank them for everything they do!

I had recently received an awesome 44 piece pack from Target’s ‘Big Honkin’ Style’ Summer Collection which can easily be found in your store by following the huge Summer signs!  You can also find them in Target’s Summer Catalog!  In the package, I received  the Serving Bowl with Bamboo LidBamboo Serving Utensils, Strawberry Melamine Dinnerware Plates, Strawberry Melamine Salad Plates, and Strawberry Hi Ball Tumblers.  All of the pieces are very affordable!  The covered bowl is only $11.99.  

And the pieces are vibrant, colorful and sturdy!   I absolutely love them!

Armed with my new found awesome serving set, I invited my neighborhood pals to join me for a nice evening meal outside facing the pasture!  I made stat shaped blueberry ice cubes (just add blueberries to water in the molds before you freeze), and took some of my favorite off the shelf chicken salads and snacks and created a wonderful, light, outdoor meal.

We set the table and relaxed enjoying our spritzer and lemonade drinks and our salads while, literally, waiting for the cows to come home.  It was a lovely evening and I think my friends were impressed with the beautiful meal.

Whether you are traveling to the beach or just want to keep the kids busy, Target has all the summer essentials at great prices to make the most of the season.  The summer entertaining assortment features bold graphics and vibrant colors on everything from tabletop pieces to backyard essentials and picnic must-haves to help you make the most of summer.  Check them out next time you are at Target and them come back and tell me how impressed you are with the quality and affordability!

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 a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.