Spring Entertaining Ideas and Shrimp Kabobs

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Spring Entertaining Ideas and Shrimp Kabobs – turning your outdoor space into a welcoming dinner atmosphere for your guests, can be EASY to accomplish this Spring.

Well it’s no secret that I love to entertain and throw a great party.  I believe in celebrating even the little things, and adore creating a beautiful atmosphere, any time we have guests come over.  Nothing “big,” to celebrate? No problem.  Celebrate that your friends were actually able to make it over for dinner.  Celebrate that you made it through another week of craziness at the office.  Celebrate that it’s SPRING!

Now trust me, I know that decorating and designing a party can be a lot of work.  But keeping it simple, with just a few touches, can make a world of difference, and your friends will be wondering where you found all of that “time,” to decorate, just for them.

 

Spring Entertaining Ideas and Shrimp Kabobs - turning your outdoor space into a welcoming dinner atmosphere for your guests, can be EASY to accomplish this Spring.

For my Spring Entertaining this year, I found that Better Homes and Gardens had the CUTEST goodies, to create my entire Spring tablescape.  I was able to find it all in-store, at Walmart, and even online! I had no idea of that there were so many additional Better Homes and Gardens items online!  So although I love shopping in the store, online offers an additional selection, that I may not find in-store.

I don’t know about you, but when spring rolls around, we are ready to pull our grill out of the garage, and grill just about anything that we can think of.  The experimenting begins, and our guests get to be our guiana pigs, whether they know it or not!

These Spicy Grilled Shrimp & Pineapple Kabobs were not only SUPER easy to put together, but our guests loved the spicy/sweet kick to this simple, yet “fancy,” menu item.

Spring Entertaining Ideas and Shrimp Kabobs - turning your outdoor space into a welcoming dinner atmosphere for your guests, can be EASY to accomplish this Spring.

Better Homes and Gardens has candle holders and lanterns this season that can create a beautiful table centerpiece, accent, or light ambiance for those sunset occasions.  I adore this hurricane candle holder!

Spring Entertaining Ideas and Shrimp Kabobs - turning your outdoor space into a welcoming dinner atmosphere for your guests, can be EASY to accomplish this Spring.

A fabulous Spring centerpiece ALWAYS begins with fresh flowers in my home.  There’s something about the look and feel of fresh flowers that can turn any table, in to a classy setting.   Better Homes and Gardens even has you covered, with fresh flower offerings, in-store.  I couldn’t resist the bright yellow and red Dahlia’s, to coordinate with all of the dinnerware that I chose for the outdoor place settings.

Spring Entertaining Ideas and Shrimp Kabobs - turning your outdoor space into a welcoming dinner atmosphere for your guests, can be EASY to accomplish this Spring.

I couldn’t WAIT to put the variety of the Better Homes and Gardens serving ware together on the patio table.  The bright colors of the Better Homes and Gardens Red Medallion Print Melamine Dinner Plates, the Rustic White Melamine Cereal Bowls, and the Teal Trellis Print Melamine Berry Bowls, were the PERFECT touch to create each place settings.

Spring Entertaining Ideas and Shrimp Kabobs - turning your outdoor space into a welcoming dinner atmosphere for your guests, can be EASY to accomplish this Spring.

Better Homes and Gardens also has utensils for every taste and style.  I fell in love with these timeless designs!

Spring Entertaining Ideas and Shrimp Kabobs - turning your outdoor space into a welcoming dinner atmosphere for your guests, can be EASY to accomplish this Spring.

Did you know that a fun and classy serving dish, can make the food that you serve at your party, even tastier?  Ok, maybe I just tell myself that… but I can’t help but think how much better my salad looked in this Better Homes and Gardens Melamine Serve Bowl with Bamboo print! Plus, it’s lighweight, and versatile enough to work with almost any color scheme!

Spring Entertaining Ideas and Shrimp Kabobs - turning your outdoor space into a welcoming dinner atmosphere for your guests, can be EASY to accomplish this Spring.

I’m a firm believer in trying to always make sure that our guests have beverages at their fingertips.  No one wants to have a thirsty guest, and no one wants to BE thirsty.  So although I had the beverage dispenser nearby, I wanted to also include a tabletop pitcher for guests to easily refill their cup when needed.

Spring Entertaining Ideas and Shrimp Kabobs - turning your outdoor space into a welcoming dinner atmosphere for your guests, can be EASY to accomplish this Spring.

Let’s not talk about the amount of beverage dispensers I actually own (because that’s just plain embarrassing)… but this glass, 2-gallon, Better Homes and Gardens dispenser ranks at the top of my favorites list.  It has just the right amount of detail on the front, and big enough that you won’t have to refill it often.

Spring Entertaining Ideas and Shrimp Kabobs - turning your outdoor space into a welcoming dinner atmosphere for your guests, can be EASY to accomplish this Spring.

I’m crushing on this Better Homes and Gardens Galvanized Stand for so many reasons.  Flipping it upside down, gives the beverage dispenser a little boost.  Turn it over, and you can make it a beverage tub, to hold bottled/canned drinks!

You can never have too many serving trays! (At least that’s what we believe in our home.)  The Better Homes and Gardens Melamine Bamboo Print trays came in so handy for the extra garnishes, and snacks that we had scattered around the patio.

When brainstorming over what to dish to serve at our Spring patio gathering, I wanted to something easy, that wouldn’t take time away from our guest.  By grilling, we were able to visit on the back patio with everyone, and the kabobs were a quick and easy meal idea, that also impressed the tastebuds of our friends!

The sweet and salty contrast of these Spicy Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple Kabobs are a excellent dinner menu choice when feeding and entertaining your guests on the patio this Spring!  Easy to handle, bright & colorfully, and classy enough to add to your party flair.

Spring Entertaining Ideas and Shrimp Kabobs - turning your outdoor space into a welcoming dinner atmosphere for your guests, can be EASY to accomplish this Spring.

Spring Entertaining Ideas and Shrimp Kabobs - turning your outdoor space into a welcoming dinner atmosphere for your guests, can be EASY to accomplish this Spring.

Spring Entertaining Ideas and Shrimp Kabobs - turning your outdoor space into a welcoming dinner atmosphere for your guests, can be EASY to accomplish this Spring.

Spring Entertaining Ideas and Shrimp Kabobs - turning your outdoor space into a welcoming dinner atmosphere for your guests, can be EASY to accomplish this Spring.

Spring Entertaining Ideas and Shrimp Kabobs - turning your outdoor space into a welcoming dinner atmosphere for your guests, can be EASY to accomplish this Spring.

Spring Entertaining Ideas and Shrimp Kabobs - turning your outdoor space into a welcoming dinner atmosphere for your guests, can be EASY to accomplish this Spring.

Spring Entertaining Ideas and Shrimp Kabobs - turning your outdoor space into a welcoming dinner atmosphere for your guests, can be EASY to accomplish this Spring.

Spring Entertaining Ideas and Shrimp Kabobs - turning your outdoor space into a welcoming dinner atmosphere for your guests, can be EASY to accomplish this Spring.

Spicy Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple Kabobs

A quick recipe to create when entertaining. Fire up the grill and quickly create this easy to serve dish, for your guests.

Ingredients:

  • Ingredient quantities depend on the amount of kabobs desired.
  • Peeled, deveined, (tail on or off) shrimp
  • Sriracha Sauce (just enough to coat the shrimp evenly)
  • Pineapple Chunks
  • Salt and Pepper. to taste.
  • Wooden Skewers
  • Cooked Rice, optional

Directions:

Soak wooden skewers 10-30 minutes before grilling.
Heat grill to medium heat.
Drizzle shrimp with Sriracha sauce, just enough to coat.
Rotating the shrimp and pineapple, slide on to wooden skewers.
Place skewers on grill and cook kabobs over medium heat for 5-7 minutes, turning halfway through the cooking process, or until the meat is white and opaque.
Serve over a bed of white rice, and drizzle with extra Sriracha sauce, if desired.
Optional: Drizzle Teriyaki sauce over kabobs and rice for an added sweet contrast, to the spice.

Spring Entertaining Ideas and Shrimp Kabobs - turning your outdoor space into a welcoming dinner atmosphere for your guests, can be EASY to accomplish this Spring.

 

Spring Entertaining Ideas and Shrimp Kabobs - turning your outdoor space into a welcoming dinner atmosphere for your guests, can be EASY to accomplish this Spring.

This post was brought to you by BHG at Walmart. All opinions are 100% my own. For more inspiration follow on Pinterest,Facebook  and twitter. #BHGLiveBetter

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Hey you lovelies! I'm Jessica, and I blog over at Fantabulosity! I'm a "small-town," gal, who loves styling parties, decorating my home, sharing DIY projects, & creating YouTube videos of my recent Stitch Fix's or latest kitchen hacks, and anything else that tickles my fancy! I'd love it if you popped over and said "hello!" XOXO

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  1. Justine | Cooking and Beer posted on May 18, 2016 at 10:52 am (#
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    I love posts like this one. I’m always looking for new ways to up my entertaining game, and these kabobs! I need to make them ASAP!

  2. Bintu | Recipes from a Pantry posted on May 18, 2016 at 10:56 am (#
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    I absolutely love outdoor entertaining in the spring and summer. Plus my brother has become a total kabob fanatic in the past couple months. Looking forward to sharing this one with him for his graduation bbq next week!

  3. Linda N. posted on May 18, 2016 at 11:20 am (#
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    I am excited to try the BHG Teal Ceramic Lantern for a pretty ambiance. 

  4. Jessica @ Sprinkle Some Sugar posted on May 18, 2016 at 12:00 pm (#
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    Everything about this post is perfection! Those bowls and plates are so gorgeous and I NEEEED those shrimp kabobs in my life now!

  5. HS posted on May 18, 2016 at 12:29 pm (#
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    I would love Better Homes and Gardens Red Medallion Print Melamine Berry Bowls for our outdoor parties.

  6. Bekah posted on May 18, 2016 at 2:07 pm (#
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    I love the red medemine print plates. Soo pretty!

  7. Mami2jcn posted on May 18, 2016 at 5:23 pm (#
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    The berry bowls are cute.

  8. Kacey @ The Cookie Writer posted on May 18, 2016 at 6:08 pm (#
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    How cute is this?! You did a splendid job and I wish I could pull something off like this! Plus, those kabobs…

  9. Kelly D posted on May 18, 2016 at 6:33 pm (#
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    I am excited to try the Better Homes and Gardens Azalea Ridge 3-Piece Outdoor Bistro Set.

  10. Des @ Life's Ambrosia posted on May 18, 2016 at 10:53 pm (#
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    What a beautiful summer table! And those kebabs are wonderful! 

  11. Susan Christy posted on May 18, 2016 at 11:20 pm (#
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    Love the Better Homes and Gardens Melamine Serve Bowl with Bamboo print

  12. Elizabeth J. posted on May 19, 2016 at 11:09 am (#
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    I love the tabletop pitcher filled with the fruit water. That is so pretty and looks refreshing for spring and summer! I need pretty pitchers and the dispenser for parties. So fun!

  13. Evie B. posted on May 19, 2016 at 1:02 pm (#
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    I am excited to try the Better Homes and Gardens Red Medallion Print Melamine Dinner Plates as well as their other serving ware.

  14. Andi @ The Weary Chef posted on May 19, 2016 at 2:48 pm (#
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    Great Spring entertaining ideas! Love that salad and kabobs! :D

  15. Michelle J. posted on May 21, 2016 at 3:18 pm (#
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    It would be fun to try the marble globe string light set.

  16. Barb posted on May 22, 2016 at 5:11 pm (#
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    I’d really like to try the glass drink dispenser!

  17. Janice R. posted on May 23, 2016 at 12:16 pm (#
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    The Better Homes and Gardens Galvanized Stand is what I’d try.  I like the way it looks.

  18. Andrea D. posted on May 24, 2016 at 1:59 pm (#
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    I love the serving bowl. It looks like it would be awesome to use. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  19. KK posted on May 24, 2016 at 3:50 pm (#
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    Great post. Love shrimp and love kabobs. I will be trying this recipe this weekend. I have been searching for a stand for my beverage container. The galvanized tub is perfect!

  20. Kim posted on May 24, 2016 at 6:05 pm (#
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    I like the hurricane candle holder. Everything looks great.

  21. Kathy Ricci posted on May 24, 2016 at 6:11 pm (#
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    A Beautiful table! I just purchased the hurricane lamp on-line!  Love it! and I love the place settings.  Next I will try the kabobs!

  22. Kim Henrichs posted on May 24, 2016 at 7:31 pm (#
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    I love that melamine serve bowl!!