Now that school is out and summer is in full swing many of you are out enjoying the weather, hitting the swimming pools, getting your tans on and gathering with family and friends for some tasty barbecues.
If you’re family is anything like mine, you love entertaining guests and playing host throughout the season. Problem is, that can become awfully expensive over time.
Target quickly became one of MY go-to places when I’m looking for the essentials I need to get the most out of summer get-togethers because they offer a wide variety of entertaining essentials — in all kinds of fun, bright colors — that won’t break the bank.
For the 4th of July this year we dined on pork spare ribs, steaks, corn-on-the-cob and other tasty foods — all served with some of Target’s new Summer Strawberry collection dishes and Bamboo serveware.
These attractive products included:
Be sure to check out Target’s summer catalog where you can find all of these great products and more for summer!
I really love the bright, bold colors and big juicy strawberry graphics. They truly speak “summer cookouts”, don’t you think?
The dinner plates are the perfect size to accommodate large portions of your favorite foods so you don’t have to make all of those return visits to the buffet tables. hehee!
And the salad plates give you extra space for fresh veggies, and dip, chips and salsa, cheeses, even desserts.
These guys are very sturdy too, yet lightweight and much more attractive than plan those boring old paper plates.
I like that the tumblers are clear with a splash of color from the strawberries. When filled with raspberry iced tea or lemonade they’re pretty enough to brighten any party table.
When using serveware I prefer large bowls with lids (to keep the bugs out) and when I saw the aqua blue bowl with the bamboo lid, and the bamboo serving utensils I was in love. Not only is it functional, but attractive as well. And bamboo is my absolute favorite wood. It’s truly gorgeous, very sturdy, AND eco-friendly.
And hey, each piece of Target’s summer collection is dishwasher safe — even the bamboo. Oh yeah, super PLUS!
These items will be getting a lot of use this season. We use our grill nearly every day during the warmer months (so the heat stays out and the cold stays indoors) and entertain on a regular basis. So, because this set livens up a gathering so well, and it’s affordable, it will be the collection that I grab when I’m setting up for our get-togethers from now on.
I highly recommend that you take a look at Target’s summer essentials for your summertime entertaining fun. And if you’re not a huge fan of strawberries, Target has plenty of other bright, sunny colors and patterns to suit any taste. I guarantee your guests will be just as pleased as you are.
Hey, don’t forget the little ones… add a beach ball, some sunglasses, beach towels, flip-flops, a sprinkler and refreshments and they’ll be entertained for hours.
Visit www.Target.com for ALL of your summer essentials… whether your traveling to the beach or just want to keep the kids busy. Why not make everyday moments more memorable for less? You CAN at Target!
While you’re shopping your local Target store, keep an eye out for the giant photos of sand buckets and other summer related items to help direct you to the colorful summer merchandise.
Follow Target on Facebook for new products, and current and upcoming promotions including the Big Honkin’ Summer app where you and your kids can add icons to photos, and share them online or print them at your local Target Photo Center.
~ 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. ~
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