Patio Season with Q Squared NYC

This Summer Dinner Party features Patio Season with Q Squared NYC; their Bella Donna Collection, perfect for outdoor entertaining!

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Friends, inviting others over for dinner is sometimes the best gift that you can give. Not only giving them the gift of a hospitable spirit, but a nourishing, healthy, tasty meal as well!

We are loving our new outdoor entertaining area, with 2 decks, one with the morning sun, one with the afternoon sun. The front of our house has a very sweet patio for a small dinner party!

Patio Season with Q Squared NYC

How you set a table for an outdoor dinner party is usually a reflection of the mood of an event. For us in our new mountain home, we’ll be hosting more casual dinners now, which I’m excited about.

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Because we’re in the outdoors, I like to choose durable materials that are hard to break and won’t fade in the sun, but will set a warm and welcoming scene.

Bella Donna Collection

Which is why I love Q Squared NYC! You can stock up for patio season now, with a beautiful summer sale on all dish collections, including Bella Donna that I’ve shown you here in this post, marked down for a limited time!

(Want to order your own set of dishes? Use code ENTERTAINER20 for a 20% off discount on everything from now until Labor Day!)

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In the meantime, melamine is the new, cool, outdoor product that looks like ceramic, but is actually plastic.

It’s scratch-resistant, and durable.

Some styles look more formal, for a more special gathering.

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I set the table with the Bella Donna Collection (dinner plate and salad plate).

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I just love yellow and blue colors combined (adding an appetizer plate).

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Using real silverware always adds a touch of class, and also clear glass wine glasses.

Their product is also a restaurant-grade, BPA-free, 100% melamine, with each piece hand-polished with a high-gloss finish.

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Truly beautiful, looking like glass, they are durable, shatter-resistant (if you drop one), and heat-resistant, plus dishwasher safe (top and bottom rack).

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Centerpiece

Having a simple centerpiece is one of the easiest ways to dress up your table with color. Keeping it low-line, so guests can visit with each other across the table, I used a low cluster of yellow Gerbera daisies.

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Off to the side is a table with drinks and ice.

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Menu

Black Bean Hummus with Summer Veggies

Planked Salmon with Maple-Ancho Chili

Greek Pasta Salad

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Best Peach Tart

Friends, think of a few people you want to get to know better, or who you really admire. And then reach out, invite them over, and give them the gift of friendships this summer, in your outdoor area.

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The celebration of food and people–the sounds and smells and textures and beauty brings life to the table!

Sit back and ENJOY!

Follow Q Squared NYC on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram! Remember this beautiful summer sale on all dish collections, including Bella Donna that I’ve shown you here in this post, is marked down for a limited time! Use code ENTERTAINER20 for a 20% off discount on everything from now until Labor Day!

This post is sponsored by Q Squared NYC, but as always, all opinions are my own!

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1 comment

  1. Pretty! I love all the options out there now that are more “non-breakable”. :)

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