Chase Away The Winter Blues With A Spring Party
Spring has finally arrived—make the most of it with an exciting party that the whole family will enjoy. Here are a few tips to get you started:
Celebrating spring means that, for the most part, you can leave the décor up to Mother Nature. Keeping the decorations simple allows guest to enjoy nature at its finest—it also means less work and stress for you.
If the party will be outside:
- Clean up your yard and plant some spring tulips.
- String small white lights in the trees, on the fence, or on your deck.
- Use picnic blankets for seating or bring out some lawn chairs—give guests the opportunity to wander around.
If the party will be inside:
- Choose a color theme that reminds you of spring. For example you could use lavender, pale yellow, and light green.
- Choose table coverings and decorative accents that match your color theme.
- Gather bouquets of wild flowers to use as centerpieces.
- Open the blinds or curtains and let the natural light in from outside.
Food and Drink
The food at a spring party should be light and fresh. It will be easiest if you don’t serve foods that have to be kept piping hot. Instead choose foods that will be safe to eat if they’ve been sitting out for a little while. Try some of the following ideas, or come up with a plan of your own:
- Make kabobs with fresh fruit instead of grilled meat. Strawberries, bananas, melons, and more will make a colorful and yummy snack.
- Serve small sandwiches.
- Cut up lots of fresh veggies and serve them with hummus or veggie dip
- Serve regular lemonade for the kids and keep cold beer, a fruity cocktail, or sparkling wine ready for adults.
- Keep plenty of water available for everyone.
If at all possible, focus on activities that can be enjoyed outside. Adults will likely enjoy soft music and time to visit with other guests. Try the following activities to keep the kids happy and busy:
- Rent a bounce house to add excitement and keep the kids active.
- Give the kids sidewalk chalk and let them draw pictures or design their own hopscotch.
- Encourage kids to play simple, fun games like tag and hide and seek.
- Make a simple beanbag toss game by cutting holes in a cardboard box or drawing circles on the driveway with chalk. Assign points to the circles based on distance.
Hosting a spring party is a great way to chase away the winter blues. Try the ideas above or use your own creative ideas to celebrate spring!