This post has been sponsored by World Market. All opinions are mine alone.
As the temperatures rise, the desire to enjoy the outdoors increases ten fold. I just love this time of year and with the days getting longer, outdoor dinner parties are a must.
I recently landscaped my outdoor garden and I am thrilled with the space I have created. It is perfect for entertaining in so many ways. We are looking forward to outdoor movies, camping out, and most of all, hosting friends and family for dinner together.
To keep it casual, I decided to throw my first gathering with tapas on the menu. I stopped into World Market and fell in love with their Havana Club collection. Their tropical prints make me think of lazy afternoons under the palm trees with the ocean breeze blowing.
I discovered a fondue grill set and I had to try it! So I put a tropical spin on it by grilling pineapple for our cheese fondue to go along with grilled bread, tomatoes and fresh apple cubes to dip.
To create a tropical oasis in the middle of my little garden, I mixed colors and patterns in my dishes, cups, and napkins.
I just love the flamingo glasses! And the blue glassware reminds of the ocean at sunset.
These adorable dog salt and pepper shakers made me envision these cuties running around the streets of Havana on the lookout for a kind soul willing to share a bite.
The wood carved serving bowl with coordinating individual coconut wood salad bowls are great for tapas sized portions. And who could resist this pineapple bowl? Pile it high with food for dipping in your fondue, or use it to serve a tropical fruit salad.
Another fun idea is to tote food or drinks to the party with a metal picnic basket. After you use it, it can double as decor for your party.
However you plan to celebrate outdoors, be sure to enjoy it with your friends and family!
And for a really fun dessert idea, lifestyle expert Brandi Milloy shows you how to make the easiest summer treat: Ice Cream Waffle Tacos! Watch her make and customize these sweet treats with toppings and sauces that will indulge even the most discerning sweet tooth.
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Shop the products I used for my dinner party at World Market:
Floral Table Runner | Green Geometric Outdoor Pillow | Havana Metal Picnic Basket | Vintage Car Metal Ice Bucket | Fruit Party Straws | Car Havana Beverage Napkins | Embossed Blue Glasses | Flamingo Glasses | Terracotta Tile Coasters | Braided Coasters in Coral | Blue Table Runner | White Salad Plates | Floral Cloth Napkins | Dipping Dishes | Coconut Wood Salad Bowls | Ocean Wave Wood Salad Serving Bowl | Pineapple Salad Servers | Pineapple Serving Bowl | Carved Salad Servers | Hand Painted Oil Dispenser | BBQ Grill Fondue Set | Dog Salt and Pepper Shakers | Havana Appetizer Plates