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Summer Entertaining with JCPenney and Giveaway

photo of a table topped with drinks and glassware With all the traveling we did earlier this year, we haven’t had much time to have friends over this year. But now that summer is here, I’m ready to have some summer parties. We’ve been spending weekends adding more touches to the house as well as buying supplies for all the summer gatherings I plan on having.

Recently, we went to JCPenney, where there was a ton of summer party entertaining items on sale–40-50% off! I’m sharing my purchases and hosting a giveaway for a $100 JCPenney gift card at the end of this post! Some of the items I picked up included an outdoor flower tablecloth, an elegant glass water dispenser, and the most adorable ice cream cone serving bowls. Seriously, I cannot get over how cute these are and I got them for 40% off!
photo of ice cream cone serving bowls close-up photo of ice cream serving bowls with ice cream

After I got home, I found even more items online I wanted to add to my summer party collection. Now I just need to convince Mr. K that I need more stuff… photo of a glass drink dispenser Of course after I buy things, I immediately want to open them all and set them up. So even though we haven’t had a party quite yet, I put everything together to see how it would all look. Mr. K thought I was crazy, but this is totally normal right? How else can I make sure everything matches? Or figure out that I really need to pick up some fresh flowers before my party and also go back to the store for the pretty spring green plates I was eyeing? photo of an outdoor dining table with place settings I also bought this Bisou Bisou maxi dress. I like that it works for something casual and slightly dressier. photo of a woman wearing a long turquoise dress I especially like the metallic neckline and the halter-style top. close-up photo of the dress neckline If you’re planning on doing some summer entertaining this year, JCPenney is a great option to check out. They’ve also got some more upcoming deals, including:

You can follow JCPenney on Facebook or Twitter to stay up-to-date on any other savings.

$100 JCPenney Gift Card Sweepstakes

I’m also hosting a $100 JCPenney gift card giveaway! To enter, please leave a comment telling me:

What’s your favorite thing about summer?


Entry Instructions:

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4. For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older (or nineteen (19) years of age or older in Alabama and Nebraska). Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. The notification email will come directly from BlogHer via the [email protected] email address. You will have 2 business days to respond; otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 7/13/2015 – 8/13/2015

Be sure to visit JCPenney’s brand page on where you can read other bloggers’ posts!

161 comments on “Summer Entertaining with JCPenney and Giveaway”

  1. Would love to win a JCPenney gift card!

  2. Oops! Forgot! LOVE the blue dress! Gorgeous!

  3. I love All. The. Ice. Cream. 🙂

  4. I like the warm weather so I can take my kids swimming and go on nature walks.

  5. I love picking fresh organic veggies in our garden!
    thank you

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  7. My favorite thing about summer is grilling wonderful food, and the period of time at dusk when it cools down and the breeze picks up.  Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    ErinLoves2Run at gmail dot com

  8. My favorite thing about summer is getting together with family and going to the Lake and spending the day having dinner together, going swimming, and going out in my sister’s boat! We have a blast!

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  10. My favorite thing about summer is warm weather

  11. I love swimming- 🙂

    and being outside and getting a tan)

    but in Arizona its way too HOT!!

  12. My favorite part of summer is getting to spend more time with my family!

  13. I love the longer daylight hours

  14. All those seasonal fresh fruit and veggis

  15. spending time enjoying the outdoors with my kids during summer break 😀

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  17. My favorite thing about summer is going to dog beach with my dog! (I know we can go year-round in San Diego, but the water is warmer and the sun stays out later in the evening in summertime. 🙂 )

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  19. Summer means ice cream! And I love those ice cream dishes and your dress.

  20. Summer means lots of visits from our daughter and family in Nevada and from our son  in LA and all of us eating outside under our new covered pergola. Now I need new blue glasses, plates and accessories for our new table for 8

  21. I love the summer trends

  22. I love the warm sunny beaches and the outdoor events during summer.

  23. Beach time is my favorite thing about summer.

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  25. The best thing about summer is getting some fresh air outside and exercising! I love to go biking and running in the summertime!!

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  27. summer getaways to escape the AZ heat!

  28. Gardening with my 2 Golden Retrievers lazying around in the grass nearby and my pet bird in her cage by my side checking out the scenery!

  29. Best part about summer is the fab weather – time to get outdoors and party! 😀

  30. Concerts are my favorite thing about summer.

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  32. my favorite thing is going to the beach and swimming in the ocean

  33. My favorite thing about sumer is the beautiful flowers(:

  34. i love being able to stay out later in the evening and enjoy the nice weather

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  36. My favorite thing is having a nice BBQ with friends and family–watermelon included!

  37. I adore that party pitcher! Favorite thing about summer… Dogs don’t drag in mud!

  38. I love going to the pool!

  39. Love all the yummy fruits of summer

  40. Summer fruit!

  41. All the summer cookouts!

  42. I enjoy picking and cooking vegetables from our garden.

  43. My favorite thing about summer is being able to hike in the mountains without all the snow. 

  44. My favorite thing about summer is food!!!!!!!

  45. As a teacher, I really love that I have no alarm clocks to wake up to each morning.

  46. My favorite thing about summer is that it doesn’t get dark until later.

  47. My favorite thing about summer is taking road trips with my family. 

  48. My fav thing about summer is comic con!

  49. wow you look hot in that dress! My favorite thing about summer is definitely homemade ice creams!

  50. Here’s my tweet and thanks for the giveaway!

  51. Favorite thing about summer is the smell of charcoal and grilled meats!!!

  52. Wearing skirts and eating ice cream!

  53. my birthday! and summer dresses!

  54. Those ice cream cups are seriously so cute!! Summer = ice cream parties for sure!

  55. i love the longer days and all the picnics/bbq!

  56. My favorite thing about summer is scouring garage sales for vintage treasures.

  57. my favorite thing about summer is bbq-ing with the family

  58. My favorite thing about summer is eating ice cream!

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  60. I love the long hours of sunlight!

  61. love being able to eat dinner outside!

  62. I love the long days. It gives us more time to play outside.
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

  63. I love the seasonal fruit like watermelon. 

  64. Love summer BBQ!

  65. I like the warm weather!

  66. Long walk by the beach is my favorite thing about summer.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  68. I love the slow down from the school year and summer vacationing

  69. i LOVE going to the ocean on hot summer days

  70. My favorite thing about summer is the warmer weather and sunshine. I love to garden outside and the weather is perfect!

  71. My favorite thing about summer is going to the beach and sundresses.

  72. I just love spending time doing sports out in the sun!

  73. My favorite thing about summer is that the grandkids get to come visit for extended periods of time. Sunshine in this Nana’s summer!

  74. My favorite thing about summer is the beauty of the nature around us. Whether it be in the city or out in the country, everything is green and blooming pretty colors. The kids get out and play more. It’s a happy season for many.

  75. One of my favorite things about summer is all the seasonal fruit! Peaches and nectarines are some of my favorite fruits. <3

  76. My favorite thing about summer is going on the lake with our boat!

  77. My favorite thing about summer is the fresh fruits and veggies.

  78. I am excited to see all of the Summertime things JCPenney has!  I hope I win this Giveaway! 🙂

  79. Our family has been enjoying camping this summer! 

  80. I like the warmer weather!

  81. I love summer BBQ!  Although we haven’t done it yet this summer – I will before it’s over!

  82. I love the warm weather in summer and the time I can spend enjoying the outdoors.

  83. summer vacations with my family 

  84. My favorite thing about summer is the fireflies! Sitting out on a patio or at an evening concert, watching nature’s light show 🙂

  85. I love going and having bbq’s and getting together with friends and family.
    Thanks so much.

  86. I like going to the lake and parks and having bbq’s.

    cshell090869 at aol dot com

  87. Longer days to stay outside.

  88. I love the smells of summer: sunblock, barbeque, and the salty beach air! My hometown is San Diego… best place to be!

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  90. I love laying out in the sun and swimming in lakes, pools, and the beach!

  91. I like the long summer nights

  92. My favorite thing about summer is spending time at the pool with my children.

  93. Fresh veggies from my garden! And strawberries!

  94. The best part about summer is just taking it easy with the kids.  Winning this giftcard would be great for back to school shopping.

  95. my favorite thing about summer is family vacations

  96. There are so many things but I really enjoy the meditative quality of watching bees working the flowers in my yard.  So relaxing and amazing.  

  97. I tweeted here:

  98. I love the longer days in summer.

    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

  99. My favorite thing is my children can play outside thus leaving the inside clean longer

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  102. the fun carefree vibe!!

  103. My favorite thing about summer is the wonderful weather and how much time we spend outside

  104. My favorite thing about summer is the weather and being able to go the the park for walks

  105. My favorite thing about summer is spending time at the pool.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

  106. I love summer outdoor fun & fashion!

  107. My favorite thing is the longer warmer days because that lets us have more fun.

  108. My favorite things is the warm weather and picnicking.

  109. I love the warm weather!

  110. I love swimming!

  111. I love the hot weather during summer.

  112. My favorite thing is going jet skiing on the lake.

  113. Going to the pool with my kids

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  115. My favorite thing about summer is the longer days to get all my outdoor fun in!

  116. I love spending time at the beach with my family in the summer.

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  118. The thing I love about summer is all the cute clothes and being able to go swimming! 

  119. I love taking my dog on walks in the summer and having the time to read good books.

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  121. My favorite thing about summer is going to baseball games. Both little league and Major league.

  122. We like camping out with the kids and having campfires.

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