Camille Styles Shares How to Be the Hostess With the Mostess This Summer

June 9, 2017 - Article reads in
Camille Styles hosting a backyard BBQ

Summer entertaining should be a breeze. Think: delightful weather, a perfect patio setup, refreshing drinks and someone working the grill… Why can’t every backyard gathering be this perfect?! With a little help from Target Entertaining Expert Camille Styles, they can.

For me, summer is the season for hosting impromptu parties,” Camille said. “I like to keep easy and fun decor on-hand so I’m ready for friends to drop by at a moment’s notice. Outdoor entertaining at our house usually means food served straight off the grill, bare feet, kids welcome and an unfussy vibe so that I can have a blast right alongside my guests.”

Just in time for Father’s Day and the start of summer grilling season, Camille hosted a backyard BBQ featuring her favorite Target products and more! Check it out in the video, below:

Camille Styles Backyard BBQ Play

Want more from Camille? We did too, which is why we chatted with the expert about all things outdoor entertaining, summer soirees and Father’s Day.

Cool down station including cold towels, sunscreen and citrus water

“A backyard BBQ is the perfect time to have fun with bright colors and summery patterns—I’m all about incorporating little details that convey whimsy without breaking the bank. With Father’s Day just around the corner and an entire season devoted to outdoor entertaining ahead, I focused on incorporating easy-but-impactful moments: From a cool-down station to beat the heat, to lawn games that’ll keep guests of all ages entertained.”

BBQ spread on a palm printed table runner

Feeling some entertaining style envy? No need! Copy Camille’s setup with a few fun and affordable pieces, all available at Target:

  • Threshold Leaf Table Runner – “The cute pattern on this runner adds a tropical vibe and a little sophistication to even the most casual table setup.”
  • Bamboo and Melamine Chip & Dip – “Because it’s not a party until the dips come out! I’ll fill mine with my signature mango salsa, tortilla chips and crisp, colorful veggies.”
  • POPTIMISM! Watermelon Plates – “These just scream ‘fun’ and will be loved by guests of all ages. Plus, a few disposables at an outdoor party make cleanup a breeze!”
  • Beverage Dispenser with Clear Lid – “Such a cute way to display my big batch of mint lemonade!”
  • Watermelon and Flamingo Pool Floats – “A couple of these thrown in the pool let guests know that it’s time to kick off the summer.”

Camille setting a table with Target and POPTIMISM! products

“Target’s entertaining products are the perfect blend of no-fuss and super stylish, which is everything that I’m looking for in an al fresco party,” Camille said.

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