This weekend we are planning to have my brother and his family over. We have really enjoyed having our backyard in, and love to entertain! Plus, it’s family time, and our kids love getting some cousin time in. We also got our fence finished this week, so now we can really cage the kids in. I know all of you fellow parents understand!
Since moving into a larger house, and being able to entertain more easily, I’ve started to collect some more things to make it easier for that to happen. It should make having people over this weekend much easier. I picked up these melamine plates a few weeks ago, and we’ve already had multiples uses out of them. I love the bright colors and the bold design. Plus it just makes more sense to use something like this when we are entertaining outside; no use risking broken dishes, right?
Another thing to think about when we are hanging out in the backyard are the bugs. Mosquitos are out and about, and I’d much prefer they stay away from us! I was able to snag this citronella candles on end of summer clearance, and I love that the colors match my plates!
I kind of a have thing for platters, so when I found this one, I knew it would work great for entertaining. I love the handles on it, and I think it will work wonderfully for helping to transport things from inside the house out to the back patio.
Aside from the dinnerware basics, there are the guests to think about. We’ve got a bunch of little kids in both of our families, which means that there are trips to the bathroom. With more people come more germs. And let’s face it; little kids aren’t really being all that careful where they put the towel when they are done washing their hands. Half the time it ends up on the counter or the floor. Not really the best place for it to be when you’re wanting to keep your hands clean; especially when the towel is getting damp and more prone to germs. I’m anxious to give these Kleenex Hand Towels a try with our guests. I’m pretty sure the kids will love being able to get their own towel to take care of themselves, and I won’t have to worry that the hand towel is getting too trashed.
I love the dark gray of this Kleenex box. It totally ties in with the colors of my bathroom, so it fits the décor easily. The towels are also made of strong fibers that allow you to not only dry your hands, but do some secondary clean up around the sink if needed. I don’t know about your kids, but mine seem to get water just about everywhere on the counter when washing their hands!
I can’t wait to share more with you about how our BBQ goes next week. I'm thinking of maybe hanging some lights outside; I love the ambiance that can create.
The only thing left for me to plan is the menu! What is your favorite meal to serve at a BBQ?I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.