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We love summertime and making sure you have a great outdoor space to relax and entertain can help make your summer that much better! To have the perfect outdoor oasis to spend your time on those warm summer days is just icing on the summer cake!

If you’re following along on our social media, you may have noticed that we recently held a fun Mom’s Night Out party in our outdoor oasis! We gathered together on a wonderfully warm day to spend some quality mom time together for some food, drinks and great company before heading out to a movie.

To prepare the backyard for our party, I picked up a few items at Pier 1 to make our space feel inviting and create the perfect place for a party. It doesn’t take too much to spruce up your outdoor space and make it into the perfect oasis!

Pier 1 Party

Here’s what we added to our backyard to make it into the perfect oasis for a mom’s night out:


A.Clear Sunburst Hanging Tealight
B. Yellow Bamboo Napkin Rings
C. Elephant Parade Napkins
D. Mason Jar Hanging Tealight Holder
E. Meridian Melamine Dinnerware in Yellow
F. Meridian Melamine Dinnerware in Barn Red
G. Chalk Note Carafe
H. Mason Jar Drink Dispenser
I. Clarity Acrylic Drinkware

Pier 1 Party

I hung a bunch of lanterns to our umbrella to make our space easily transition from a day to night oasis easily. Lanterns not only look nice, but they add a really great ambience when they glow at night! make them even easier to use with some LED candles that have a remote to turn them on and off!!Evening Oasis

Our place settings are simple but modern, combining complimentary colors red and yellow and adding a pop of bold pattern by including the black and white napkins! Acrylic (not breakable!!!) stemware will help keep your oasis sophisticated without the fear of breaking glass outdoors!Pier 1 place settings

For dinner we served skewers of teriyaki chicken and beef, different salads, fruit and bread. Keeping the food light and easily consumed was key so that we could all visit without worrying about cutting food.

We filled the Mason Jar Dispenser with cucumber strawberry water (recipe here) and it was a definite hit for a refreshing drink in our outdoor oasis! The dispenser is the perfect match to the mason jar lanterns we used, and who doesn’t love mason jars??Cucumber Strawberry Water

Our outdoor oasis really turned out great with just a few simple items. It is now a space to relax, entertain and enjoy!


Don’t you just love all the fun items we snagged at Pier 1?? Want to pick some items up for your own Outdoor Oasis? No problem! We are giving away a $25 Pier 1 Gift Card today! Simply follow Simply Real Moms on Instagram (LINK HERE) and leave a comment below with your own instagram screen name! This is a 24 hour giveaway, so we will be picking the winner tomorrow at 10AM PST!

 Only one winner permitted for all Pier 1 Outdoor Oasis Giveaways going on right now.





*I was given git cards to facilitate my party, but all opinions are my own