Summer Party Planning Pt. 2

Ever since I moved into my own apartment over four years ago (I lived in a dorm before that), I LOVED the hunt. You know, the treasure hunt for little things or big things that come together to create an intentional, cohesive space. It doesn't matter if they're from the flea market or garage sales or the mall; I love creating an eclectic space that is just...me.

The same goes for when I'm planning a wedding or a party. The key to creating an event that is uniquely you is to do that treasure hunting; to not just settle on whatever you think will work. It's a combination of patience and the ability to see a space before it actually comes to life. Believe me; I struggle with both of these, but that doesn't make it any less fun!

When Pier 1 asked me to do a little hunting for the perfect summer party, I knew I was in for a treat. Pier 1 has always been one of my favorite places to shop for my home, and they have the best items for a fun summer! Everything from games to furniture and candles and dinnerware, they truly have everything you could want for summer entertaining. 
I knew from the start that I wanted to do something with color, and they definitely have plenty of that! I spent hours in the store, playing with patterns and mixing colors and prints; I have a feeling the employees thought I was crazy, but I wanted to make sure everything was just right. And I have to say - I have feeling it was!
Those blue plates above inspired my entire party, and I can't wait to show you all how it turned out! It's definitely different than the photo above, but that's the fun in it - exploring different ways to use the same items. We had a great time last week with friends, eating amazing food and just celebrating summer. And it was beautiful. 

Compensation was provided by Pier 1 via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Pier 1.

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Joelle Duff said...

I love that peacock chair!

Joelle Duff said...

What a lovely post, Joelle! I'm a huge fan of hosting parties, but I haven't hosted one in what feels like forever because of my teensy apartment. Looking through all the fun and bright goodies you pulled together definitely makes me want to head right on over to Pier 1 though! I may or may not have to start planning an event just so I have an excuse to shop for cute decorations now (:

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Joelle Duff said...

Something SO rewarding about going on a hunt for the perfect things to fill your home or event, right?! You probably always find the perfect things! And what great finds at Pier 1! I love them, they have such great things, and these photos are perfect for July 4th/summer! Great finds, my dear!

Joelle Duff said...

Absolutely good,all of us have to find the fun in everyday life.

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