How to Host a Glamorous BBQ Pool Party

May 23, 2017

Glamorous BBQ Pool Party #shop #ad #cbias #pool #bbq #target #cocacola #coke #IceColdSummerMoments #shareanicecoldcoke #shop #cbiasThis shop on How to Host a Glamorous BBQ Pool Party has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. #IceColdSummerMoments #CollectiveBias

It feels like only a few days ago that Tom and I took a chance on another opportunity. Florida has been so beautiful. I’ve met a few really lovely people and the weather has been in the 30°c/90°F, making it perfect for hosting fun BBQ parties by the pool.

When we’re in town, we love to see our friends, but more importantly share fun experiences and laughs with them. I often say, “Live each moment as though it were your last. People won’t always remember every little thing you say or do, but they always remember how you make them feel, and making our guests feel relaxed and special is a exactly what want to strive for when we have guests over. This week, we decided to host a simple, yet glamorous pool-side barbeque. If you love to take in the beautiful weather and want to throw an easy, glam party as we do, you’ll love what I have in store for you below!

With a busy schedule, I love going to one place to get absolutely everything I need for a stylish affair, and what better place to do it all than Target! They have so many beautiful, yet affordable decorations. While you’re there, you can get everything you need for your home, in beauty, food and fashion. While shopping for my BBQ pool party, I fell in love with faux peonies. I chose to center my plates, candles, and wall decoration around these beautiful flowers. I picked up items I would double for use at home and for the party, including plates and gold cutlery, but Target also has an entire section dedicated to really chic disposable gold plates, cutlery and party decorations to help create a dreamy space! With all that they have to offer, you can create multiple theme parties and never run out of ideas!

Before finishing my shopping trip, I needed something truly special – personalized details! While in Target, I walked over to the Coca-Cola™ display near the checkout aisle. On the display were many Coca-Cola bottles with names printed on them. How exciting is that?!

Coca Cola First and Last Names Target #target #cocacola #coke #shareanicecoldcoke #shop #cbias #adCoca Cola at Target with first and last names #shop #cbias #cocacola #IceColdSummerMoments #coke #ad #shareanicecoldcokeShare a Coke is back with 1,000 new Share A Coke names featuring First and Last names this year! More meaningful than just a name tag or a beverage on the table, is getting to Share an Ice Cold Coke with your your friends! Click here for your cartwheel offer and get 20% off your own 20oz bottle of Share a Coke with a name on it!

In total, this is what I bought for decorations:
6 x Coca-Cola & Cherry Coca-Cola
2 x large scented candles
3 x faux peonies as the centerpiece
4 x small plates
8 x gold knives, forks and spoons
2 x decorative Items
1 x box of  inflatable drink floats
4 x white napkins
4 x sheer drapes for chair decor
1 x roll of ribbon for the chairs
1 x box of gold napkin rings

For any party that requires decor, I always try to stick with a color scheme or theme and then work entirely around that. Color or theme is the easiest way to start your tablescape. After that, think of your decoration in layers. Whether you use porcelain, ceramic or disposable pieces, I always recommend re-creating something that looks formal, like tablescapes at a nice restaurant or wedding.

Glamorous BBQ Pool Party Tablescape #shop #ad #cbias #cocacola #coke #shareanicecoldcoke #IceColdSummerMoments
3 Things to Keep in Mind:
1) Each guest has a table setting that includes 1 large plate, glass, cutlery. If you serve sides/salad, add a small plate and place it on top of the large plate. These plates don’t have to match. You can go with a pattern and complementary color, or use 2 solid colors as I have here in these photos. If the seats can use some extra love, you can drape fabric and tie it back with a ribbon as seen here. It takes less than a minute! Always add something that’s special and personal to each individual guest, and go beyond placing just a name tag on the table.

Glamorous BBQ Pool Party Tablescape #shop #ad #cbias #cocacola #IceColdSummerMoments #coke #shareanicecoldcokeGlamorous Tablescape BBQ Pool Party #target #cocacola #coke #ad #shareanicecoldcoke #IceColdSummerMoments #shop #cbias2) Napkins can be folded or placed in various ways. Usually I like to place mine on top of the plates with napkin cuff. If you use disposable napkins, placing it on top of the plates or even below popping out towards the seat is a nice touch.

Glamorous Tablescape BBQ Pool Party #target #ad #cocacola #coke #shareanicecoldcoke #IceColdSummerMoments #shop #cbias 3) A beautiful centerpiece brings the entire table together. Keep the size of the table and the height of your guests in mind. One that is low in height but large enough to appreciate. In my case, I spread out the centerpiece to give it a feeling as though it were larger in volume.

Peonoies Tablescape BBQ Pool Party #target #cocacola #ad #coke #shareanicecoldcoke #IceColdSummerMoments #shop #cbiasWe had such an amazing time with our friends. They really loved the decor and couldn’t get over the personalized Coca-Cola and Cherry Coke bottles. After eating, we sat in the pool and Shared and Ice Cold Coke. The day ended being filled with a ton of selfies, jokes and uncontrollable laughter.

Pool Party Float #target #cocacola #coke #shareanicecoldcoke #IceColdSummerMoments #ad #shop #cbiasWe’re so happy with the way the BBQ turned out, we can’t wait to throw another one for Memorial Day Weekend!

To get a discount off your own 20 oz. bottle of Share a Coke, click here. For more summer inspiration, click here.

Easy Proscuitto Wrapped Asparagus BBQ Recipe #shop #cbias #bbq #ad #recipes #IceColdSummerMoments

Bonus: Recipe for Proscuitto Wrapped Asaparagus

As an added bonus, I’ve included a recipe for proscuitto wrapped asparagus.  It’s incredibly simple and when cooked, it brings out a very nutty flavor. I’ve included the directions for you below.Proscuitto Wrapped Asparagus Recipe BBQ Pool Party #target #cocacola #ad #coke #shareanicecoldcoke #shop #cbias #IceColdSummerMomentsIngredients:
1 large stalk of asparagus
1 package of proscuitto
salt (we use pink himalayan salt, but you can use table or rock salt)
fresh pepper
extra virgin olive oil

Wash your asparagus and cut the ends. (If you do not know where to cut, a good way to find out is to hold the bottom half of the asparagus, then bend it to snap. That snapping point with separate the woody part of the asparagus from the edible part. From this point, you can cut the bottom off approximately at the same point.)

Place the asparagus along a plate. Drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil across the asparagus. Sprinkle salt and pepper across it. Then toss them together. Let sit for 15 minutes or more to absorb the oil and seasoning before adding proscuitto.

Cut the proscuitto in half. Wrap proscuitto around the asparagus until you finish wrapping all of your asparagus.

On a BBQ, fat encourages flames and will sear your proscuitto and you don’t want that, so place the proscuitto asparagus on indirect heat: either the side of the grill that is not turned on, or on the top shelf of the grill where you might usually toast your buns. The proscuitto will get crispy in about 15 minutes with medium heat and the BBQ top closed down. Remove when crispy, and ready to serve.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Are you thinking of hosting a party or a BBQ? How do you like the personalized details? If you have your own tips or enjoyed this post, I’d love to hear in the comments below!

For more inspiration on style and travel, follow me on Bloglovin♥, Twitter and Instagram. Don’t forget to subscribe to my mailing list for special announcements and exclusive content.



Personalized Details BBQ Pool Party Tablescape #shop #cbias #ad #bbq #IceColdSummerMoments #partyideas #tablescape #glamorousdetails
Easy Proscuitto Wrapped Asparagus BBQ Recipe #shop #cbias #bbq #recipes

Glamorous BBQ Party Tablescape #hosting #parties #decorations #shop #cbias #ad #IceColdSummerMoments

You Might Also Like


  • Reply Lubka Henry May 23, 2017 at 6:11 am

    Those gorgeous flowers look so well arranged on the tables and totally set the mood nicely 🙂

    • Reply miki May 30, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      Thank you so much!

  • Reply Nicole Elliott ~ Client May 23, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    This turned out so beautiful! I’m sure any friends or family would feel so special with a gorgeous set up and delicious food and drinks like this!

  • Reply Beckerman Girls May 23, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    WOWOWO!!! Looks like such an amazzzing party! Soo cool how you have everyone’s name!!! LOVVVE!
    Such gorgeous pics- enjoy your dinner party!
    xoBeckerman Girls

    • Reply miki May 30, 2017 at 1:18 pm

      Thanks so much girls! I love Coca-Cola to begin with, but personalized coke is next level for me! 🙂 Everyone loved those!


  • Reply Sharon May 23, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    UMMM SO WHERE WAS MY INVITE?! This looks divine babe! Wish I could have joined you to enjoy a bottle of coke by the pool. You are so good at decorating Miki! I need to come visit soon 🙂 xo, sharon

    • Reply miki May 30, 2017 at 1:18 pm

      Haha. I promise we can hang by the pool when you come for a visit! 🙂 Thanks Sharon!

  • Reply Susanne - Bag at you May 24, 2017 at 8:47 am

    Babe!! This looks like the best BBQ party ever! So fancy and fun! And I love how you chose a bottle with my name, hahaha! Those asparagus also look delicious (I think I will make them this weekend!!). Happy Memorial Day weekend and thanks for sharing this amazing article! xx Susanne –

    • Reply miki May 30, 2017 at 1:19 pm

      Thanks so much Susanne! So happy you enjoyed this. I recommend picking a few up for a get together when you throw a party or have friends over. 🙂


  • Reply The Fashion Folks May 24, 2017 at 9:50 am

    That decoration looks so so pretty though! Haha I swear decorating the table is half the fun. Especially when you can play around with flowers, fabric and other details. And lovely with a BBQ party, this post made me so happy as I realized that the BBQ season begins now and all the months of fun dinners and parties are ahead. Hahah have to host one myself soon! Xx

    • Reply miki May 30, 2017 at 1:20 pm

      Thanks so much! I love when a party comes together nicely. We had a lot of fun. BBQ season really is the best excuse to have friends over, or to visit friends. 🙂 Plus, who can say no to these amazing bottles! Even as a guest, these are great items to bring!


  • Reply Luci's Morsels May 24, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    Great tips! Love the use of the fresh floral centerpieces. So beautiful!

    Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

    • Reply miki June 29, 2017 at 11:26 pm

      Thanks Luci! 🙂

  • Reply Atsuna Matsui May 24, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    I remember seeing this post on your Instagram! That’s so cool that Coca Cola customized their bottles with your names of them. Looks like it must’ve been a great BBQ party. 🙂


    • Reply miki May 30, 2017 at 1:24 pm

      Aren’t they amazing? I am so obsessed. I bought extras for when friends visit, too. I can’t wait for them to see their name on the bottles!


  • Reply Laura May 25, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Some great ideas here! All I need is a pool to host a wonderful BBQ Pool party 😉

    Great food and wonderful personalised touches always make such a difference to any party that’s for sure! I do like a theme too.

    Laura xo

    • Reply miki May 30, 2017 at 1:26 pm

      Thanks so much Laura! I can’t wait to do a themed party. Those are always fun, and luckily Target often has so many decorative items I can get for those. The Coca-Cola bottles with 1000 first and last names is amazing. I am hoping to find my last name some point. 🙂

  • Reply Christine Kong May 25, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    You should be a party planner! What a fabulous BBQ. So glamourous and fun and you did an incredible job! I personally love Coke and these personalized bottles are too cute. They make the guest feel special and becomes a conversation piece. Target has the best stuff for basically anything. The picnic decor and tablescape is so beautiful. Love all these ideas and the asparagus recipe too! xoxo, Christine

    • Reply miki May 30, 2017 at 1:27 pm

      I agree. Target has so many goodies for parties. They make it so easy! Coke is one of my favourite brands, and then it’s also one of the few carbonated drinks I love to drink! Can’t go wrong with personalized bottles for a party, too right?! It’s a winner for sure. Thanks Christine!


  • Reply Margaret Clegg May 25, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    This looks absolutely fantastic! I never would have thought of using Coke bottles as “name cards.” What a STELLAR idea!

    • Reply miki May 30, 2017 at 1:27 pm

      Aren’t they amazing?! So happy with them! Thanks so much Margaret!

  • Reply Marisa Raquel Rocha Fonseca May 26, 2017 at 7:01 am

    Love the table decoration! xx
    Coco and Jeans by Marisa x My Instagram x My Bloglovin

    • Reply miki May 30, 2017 at 1:27 pm

      Thanks so much Marisa! I’m so happy with the way it came out!

  • Reply Renee May 26, 2017 at 9:52 am

    I love the idea of using the personalized coke bottles as name cards! This looks amazing.

    • Reply miki May 30, 2017 at 1:28 pm

      I’m so happy with the way it came out. 🙂 I mean, how amazing is it to get Coke bottles with names on them?! LOVE. Thanks so much Renee!

  • Reply Jalisa May 26, 2017 at 11:36 am

    I absolutely love the personalized touch of the Coke bottles with the names on them, that’s just too cute! I also love the decor you’ve created for the tablescape, which is indeed glam! I look forward to entertaining this summer, since we actually have the space for it at our new place, you definitely given me lots of inspo here! Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend ahead!



    • Reply miki May 30, 2017 at 1:29 pm

      Thanks so much Jalisa! So glad you enjoyed the post! 🙂 The Coke bottles just pulled it together so nicely. I personally don’t drink much, so I appreciate details and beverages on the table like these!

  • Reply Kelly May 26, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    How much fun it seems that you and your partner have! How do you do it? Looks like a wonderful pool party! Where in FL are you exactly?

    kellmenow |
    Instagram |

    • Reply miki May 30, 2017 at 1:30 pm

      Thanks so much Kelly! We always make time for fun. Life is an adventure. 🙂 I’m in Orlando. Where are you based?

  • Reply The FashionSherlock May 27, 2017 at 3:59 am

    The set up great. Great personalization of the coke bottle! Can’t wait for BBQ season.

    • Reply miki May 30, 2017 at 1:30 pm

      Thanks so much! I know. It’s so hot in Florida, so I’m so glad we can host more BBQ parties!

  • Reply Kim May 27, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Love the arrangement you’ve done! Wonderful inspiring guide for summer bbqs! <3 and the wrapped asparagus.. mmmm!

    • Reply miki May 30, 2017 at 1:30 pm

      Thank you so much! Enjoy the recipe!

  • Reply Jessica May 27, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    I love the table setting. You are an amazing host!

    Jessica |

    • Reply miki May 30, 2017 at 1:31 pm

      You are too sweet. Always fun to have a little surprise at a party! Thanks so much Jess!

  • Reply Kritsida May 27, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    This setting is so cute! & thanks for the asparagus/ prosciutto recipe!
    x. kritsida

    • Reply miki May 30, 2017 at 1:31 pm

      Glad you liked it. Enjoy the recipe Kritsida!

  • Reply Debbie Savage May 28, 2017 at 12:37 am

    You are quite the party planner! I love all of the fun details! It is definitely a glam party if only I was invited! LOL!
    xo Debbie |

    • Reply miki May 30, 2017 at 1:32 pm

      I agree – the little details make a big impact! Thanks so much!

  • Reply Violette May 28, 2017 at 2:31 am

    This pool party is so perfect, I mean everything seems to be perfect!! I wish I could host a pool party like this!

    • Reply miki May 30, 2017 at 1:33 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the post. Who knows – you might find yourself hosting a grand one soon! 🙂 Thanks so much!

  • Reply Everest May 28, 2017 at 4:02 am

    That looks like the start to a perfect pool party! Love the personalisation with the bottles of coke and the touches with the fabric which makes it look so much more grand.


    • Reply miki May 30, 2017 at 1:33 pm

      My favourite are the little touches, too. 🙂 Thanks Everest!

  • Reply Hadas May 28, 2017 at 4:16 am

    I love that idea! seems like you invested a lot of time and effort in the party which is fantastic! and it’s definitely glamorous xx

    The Fashion Matters– Travel & Fashion Blog

  • Reply Carmen May 28, 2017 at 4:56 am

    Aaw I love the idea of those coke bottles – this is definitely the key to a good Party 🙂
    xx, Carmen –

  • Reply Nati May 28, 2017 at 8:48 am

    This is seriously perfection, love the personalized cola bottles 🙂
    Nati xx

  • Reply Bella May 28, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Great post, thanks for sharing!

    Hugs Bella, // Instagram: bellaskoog

  • Reply Camila May 28, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Coke products are my favorite ever. They are perfect for a warm day!

    My Vogue Style |

  • Reply Jiawa Liu May 29, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Oh this looked beautiful!

    Beige Renegade

  • Reply Stella Asteria May 29, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    You are obviously really good in organising such beautiful things my dear Miki! Love your table setting! I am hosting a dinner of 8 in a few days and I am so anxious. You make it look more fun and these coca cola bottles with the names are a cool way to break the ice in the beginning of dinner 😉 As for your recipe, I am absolutely trying it! I love both prosciutto and asparagus and looks rather delicious Thanks for sharing and have a great week <3

  • Reply Kiri May 29, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    What a great idea – including coke bottles as place settings.
    I am not sure whether we have this coke service in Australia- but I do remember the campaign since I work in FMCG.
    Set to Glow

  • Reply Andreea Birsan May 29, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    Aww, you did such a great job in hosting this glamorous BBQ party! Love how the peonies made the table set up look 10 times chicer :D. I’ll make sure to follow these tips the next time I’ll have to host a party, hehe. Oh and did I mention how good the prosciutto wraped asparagus looks like?! Wishing you a lovely day! xx


  • Reply Shannon May 29, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    This is great Miki! You’ve put so much thought into the details. I love this idea. Sadly, it’s no longer summer over here 🙁 But this could work great for other sit down parties! Thanks for sharing! It looks stunning!


  • Reply Jessi Malay May 30, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    Aww these photographs are gorgeous hun! You definitely seem to have perfected the “glamorous bbq pool party”! Thanks so much for sharing girlie <3

    I would love for you to check out my newest post!
    XO Jessi,

  • Reply Mercy May 31, 2017 at 3:12 am

    Oh this is fun and helpful, I’m happy Coke has personalised bottles, so cute!

  • Reply Nina Nguyen May 31, 2017 at 7:26 am

    I love the table setup, sooo nice!!
    xx- Nina

  • Reply Dominique May 31, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Absolutely gorgeous! Such a beautiful table setting and so much inspiration doll xx

  • Reply Denise Kokinis May 31, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    OMG can I get an invite to this amazing pool party?! I loveee Diet Coke, so including it with anything fancy is calling my name! I love how beautifully these tables are decorated! This is amazing!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  • Reply Kimberly June 1, 2017 at 9:44 am

    LOOOOVE IT! That table looks amazing! I’m invited to the next pool party right?! lol <3


  • Reply Laura - Furiously Chic June 2, 2017 at 7:50 am

    I love the idea of using the bottles instead of name tags! Each time I see these I can’t stop looking for my name! 😉
    Have a very nice day!

  • Reply jasna June 2, 2017 at 8:47 am

    I love this idea with the bottles babe, unfortunately I doubt you will find my name haha
    Have a lovely Friday xx

  • Reply Dolce Nina June 3, 2017 at 9:18 am

    It looks so amazing! xoxo

  • Reply Meredith June 3, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    Love the pool party! So glam and fun looking!


  • Reply sonia // daring coco June 4, 2017 at 5:14 am

    What a luxe BBQ soirée! I love the floral accents. I’m definitely inspired to host something more on the opulent side now. Also, always wanted to find my name on a coke bottle. Sadly never struck gold but it’s good to know there’s still hope!


  • Reply Cinthy Kwok June 4, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    A BBQ pool party sounds so cool! Thank you for sharing all these things <3

    xx, Cinthy Kwok

  • Reply Ashley Schuberg June 6, 2017 at 6:14 am

    Omg! what a great idea! this pool party bbq set just perfect for this summer babe!!! Love!!



  • Reply Julia June 6, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    This sounds like so much fun and I love your table decorations!
    The floral centrepiece is gorgeous and how cute are those named coke bottles!
    Julia x

  • Reply Virna Gambini June 7, 2017 at 3:59 am

    I can’t believe those peonies are fake! They look so real!
    Also, the asparagus recipe is great! You can also try to wrap a slice of bacon around an asparagus and then bake it! It will taste great!
    Funny fact: if I was invited to your pool party you wouldn’t be able to find a Coca Cola with my name on it…
    Have a great day!

  • Reply Ana Vukosavljevic June 7, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Pool party looked amazing! You really are a master, thanks for all tips <3

  • Reply Pamolina June 9, 2017 at 4:02 am

    Hej Miki! Your recipe for Proscuitto Wrapped Asaparagus is amazing! Delicious 😀


  • Reply Rosy Ferry June 10, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Everything about this looks so amazing, the table decor is fantastic, I really need to step my game up, I also love the bottles with names on them haha. We need a target here in the UK.

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog
    My Instagram | Instagram

  • Reply Siree June 12, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Wow your BBQ pool party set is my summer goals!
    I unfortunately usually take the easy route and just buy a lot of my food etc pre-made from the supermarket but nothing beats a hand made spread 😀

    Great job Miki!


  • Reply Ciara June 14, 2017 at 9:37 am

    OK this is seriously impressive that you managed to find personalized Coke bottles for all the guests at your party! I would never be able to find one for myself, let alone all my friends. Most of us have such unusual names! I love the way you’ve decorated and I’m seriously inspired to host a similar party of my own now!


  • Reply Jessica June 15, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    Love love love the decor, such a fun idea!

    NEW POST | Instagram | Blogger Tools

  • Reply Merel van Poorten June 16, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    Love your decoration skills! So pretty! <3

    X Merel

  • Reply Talyssa June 19, 2017 at 2:01 am

    Awesome Miki! The way you decorated the table is perfect and personalisation is everything nowadays! Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us and the gorgeous recipe at the end 🙂

    The Hidden Thimble

  • Leave a Reply