Summer Party Prep: Upgrading The Dining Table with Gordmans

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You know I just can’t pass up an excuse to entertain! I love throwing parties, and even though summer isn’t my favorite season it does give plenty of great reasons to celebrate with friends. While getting my dining room ready for my next summer soiree, I decided to visit one of my favorite off-price retailers and longtime blog partner, Gordmans!

In case you’re out of the loop, Gordmans is a one-stop shop for your summer needs. Outfits? Check. Home items? Check. A quick hostess gift or party snack? Check and check. I love shopping Gordmans inventory – which is purchased from speciality and department stores, then sold for way less – for home items. Everything is so affordable at Gordmans, I was able to buy all my party pieces and still had enough left over to pick out a new suitcase for my summer travels! Find a location near you and start shopping!

Now, back to the party. I love putting that extra effort in before every dinner party or full blow-out bash. As a host or hostess, we need to remember people are using their hard-earned free time at our homes; that extra effort is a way of showing you appreciate it! But just because you want to kick your dining room or party spread up a notch doesn’t mean you need to replace the whole thing.

I have dishes I already love, so I decided to add a pop of summer color with these beautiful floral napkins. We never seem to have enough wine glasses, so I grabbed this four pack in a mid-century style caddy on clearance for only $10. And for the center of the table, I opted for a set of the season’s hottest plant: cacti! I went with white ceramic since the dishes are so colorful — the bright white looks super crisp against the myriad of hues!

In case you haven’t noticed in my previous Gordmans posts, but I always grab a candle (or three) while I’m there to help combat the “we have multiple pets” odor before guests arrive. I also picked up a few cleaning tools and a baking accessory to make the pre-party prep easy! I recently went to blinds duster at a certain home store recently and it was almost $9… I was thrilled to pick up this one for less than $2!

Ready to throw your own party? Check out #GotItAtGordmans for more inspiration!

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