Bringing the Outdoors In with Target Summer Entertaining Products

Target Summer Entertaining

In case you haven’t noticed, we’re having a heck of a heat wave this summer. Here in Georgia it’s been too hot for our family to eat outside on the porch, so we’ve been bringing the outdoors in with Target summer entertaining products. It’s a great way to be cool on a hot summer afternoon!

target summer entertaining

Target has a fantastic assortment of colorful summer dining and serving items such as the fun strawberry design melamine plates we received, along with matching tumblers. To jazz our summer table up even more, Target also sent us a beautiful green salad bowl and tongs with a bamboo lid.

I really like serving our meals on the melamine plates in the summertime. They are light weight, easy to clean, and toddler proof. The vibrant strawberry design really brightens up the table and makes us feel like we are enjoying a picnic outdoors.

The bamboo lid on the salad bowl is multi-purpose, also serving a a cutting board or a place to prepare sandwiches. The bright green color of the bowl coordinates nicely with the stems of the strawberries. Even the bamboo serving spoons have a splash of green on them.

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability. ~ Sam Keen

Heating up the oven is something I try to avoid in the summertime. My Heatwave Chicken Salad is the perfect meal for hot summer days. It’s easy to prepare and the whole family enjoys it.

target summer entertaining

Heatwave Chicken Salad

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This simple chicken salad recipe uses delicious seasonal berries. Best of all, you won't even have to turn on the oven.
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Servings 4


  • 1 rotisserie chicken from your supermarket's deli
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup bottled balsamic dressing
  • 3 stalks celery diced
  • 1 cup seedless grapes halved
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Tear chicken into bite size pieces and set aside in a large bowl.
  • In a medium size bowl, combine mayonnaise and balsamic dressing. Stir diced celery, grapes, blueberries, and walnuts. Add mixture to chicken, stirring until well combined. Salt and Pepper to taste.
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Target is the destination for everything families need to make the most of summer. Whether you are traveling to the beach or just want to keep the kids busy, Target has all the summer essentials at great prices to make the most of the season.

Our Summer Entertaining Essentials Package from Target includes everything we need to bring the outdoors in this summer!

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  • Serving Bowl with Bamboo Lid – $11.99
  • Bamboo Serving Utensils – $7.99
  • Strawberry Melamine Dinnerware Plates (4) – $1.99 each
  • Strawberry Melamine Salad Plates (4) – $1.79 each
  • Strawberry Hi Ball Tumblers (4) – $1.99

Be sure to check out Target’s summer catalog where you can find all of these products and more for summer When you visit Target this summer be sure to look for giant photos of beach balls, sunglasses and sand buckets that direct you to the colorful summer merchandise.

Add a little pizazz to your summer vacation pics!

Visit Target on Facebook and use the Summer-izer app to add Big Honkin’ Summer icons to your favorite summer pics. Then share them online or print at your local Target store. What do you think about the one I just did? The kids think it’s hilarious!

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Target and received products to facilitate my review and thank me for taking the time to participate.

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