This post on Outdoor Entertaining and Dining brought to you by Kohl’s and Bobby Flay; all opinions are my own.
Spring and summer. How I love those two seasons. I think I start looking forward to them the minute the weather turns cold and dark here in Seattle. We have so few really great weather days that when we do, we like to take advantage of them. We love outdoor entertaining and that usually means dining on the deck as often as possible because everything tastes better outside – I swear! But when it’s raining and cold, it’s time to bring the party inside!
Bobby Flay, the king of BBQ, has designed some colorful new outdoor entertaining dinnerware that’s both functional, beautiful, and safe around the pool, on the deck, or in the picnic basket! His spring/summer 2014 collection includes mix-and-match pieces in red, yellow, and aqua. The pieces are acrylic or melamine for durability. They’re lightweight, nearly unbreakable, and made to coordinate with so many other pieces in his line.
Outdoor Entertaining and Dining: Affordable Dinnerware by Bobby Flay
I received a few pieces of this affordable new outdoor entertaining and dining line by Bobby Flay and carried by Kohl’s. I planned to use the outside but when the weather refused to cooperated, instead of scraping the Margarita party, I just moved it inside!
I started with a red table cloth and then covered that with a teal and lime throw (if it looks familiar, it should! It was part of my living room update). I kept layering plats, salad plates, flowers, candles, and more until the table felt festive.
As the rain fell outside, we enjoyed virgin Margaritas (I used my favorite organic Margarita mix made with Agave and mixed it 1-to-1 with soda water and added ice and limes – it’s an amazing limeade but you could also add alcohol) in the large acrylic pitcher.
We snacked on tortilla chips and salsa which I’d placed on the enormous medallion serving platter with salsa served aqua dip bowl.
We shared a salad for the starter on the rectangular serving tray and sipped our drinks out of the generously sized margarita glasses while our Tostada Casserole baked in the oven. The dishes were as bright and fun as any Mexican Cantina I’ve been to.
Granted, they weren’t the quality ceramics they use south of the border, but they were easy to wash and store and will be used again many times over the spring and summer. They’re a colorful addition to my stockpile of special occasion and specialty dinnerware that we’ll enjoy for years.
What colorful additions have you added to your outdoor entertaining now that spring is here? Check out the Bobby Flay pieces, maybe they’re right for you, too and they’re on sale at Kohl’s!