Hosting A Spring Party: The Essentials
The sun is poking its head through the clouds, we are starting to daydream about jetting off on our holidays and spring is in the air – aka the perfect time for a party!
But, after a long cold winter curled up on the sofa in front of Netflix with a cup of hot chocolate, you may be wondering where to start. Well, wonder no more! Here is a guide to the essentials so you can ensure that your guests are talking about your spring party right through to Christmas.
Firstly, you need to decide who you are going to invite and then, instead of sending them a Facebook invite why not post them an invitation they can stick to the fridge so they don’t forget? The sooner you get them sent out, the sooner your guest can get the date in the diary and more of them will be able to attend.
Give the invitations a spring theme – think flowers and pastel colours! Ensure you state whether kids/plus ones are invited so you know how many people to cater for.
The party has got to be held in the garden, hasn’t it? It will finally be warm enough to get back outside and a garden party is the perfect way to welcome spring as well as showing off those daffodils that are finally starting to make an appearance.
Plus, it is a good excuse to get back out there and do some gardening in preparation. How about planting these impressive Italian cypress trees from YouGarden and adding a touch of the Mediterranean to your garden?
Spring is the perfect time for a tea party – so think finger food such as cucumber sandwiches, scones, salad and fruit – the sort of food you would expect to see at a fancy afternoon tea.
You can’t have a party without cocktails, and there are some tasty spring recipes you may want to try, such as cucumber-infused gin and grapefruit fizz or three flower-inspired cocktails. Alongside this, make some non-alcoholic punch for the kids and the drivers!
It has got to be a spring theme of course! Light pastel colours are perfect – lavender, yellow, pink, sage green, soft orange and turquoise. Start by choosing a colour theme and then incorporate this into everything from decorations to food and drink.
Music is essential. Create a playlist of your favourite songs, perhaps soft background music, which can become livelier into the evening and use wireless speakers to take the sound from the house and through the garden.
The Set Up
You could spread picnic blankets and pillows across the garden to give it a tea party feel – but you may also want to set up a marquee to protect the food and potentially guests from the elements as well as keeping blankets, heaters and a parasol to hand.
Prepare as much as you can beforehand and then you can sit back with your springtime cocktail and enjoy the party along with your guests. Just remember this is England and we can’t guarantee the weather will be on our side – so be prepared that you may have to move from the garden to the house to continue the party if there is a sudden downpour half way through!
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