Since Spring is obviously in full bloom, now is the perfect time of year to host a Garden Party. A lush garden creates an ideal setting for entertaining at home. From fresh flower centerpieces to succulent edibles, this Inspirations & Celebrations party planning guide shares easy entertaining tips to help you make your Spring Garden Party a smashing success.Spring Garden Party Decor
Aside from your garden's colorful blooms, a quick way to make your guests feel at home and to add immediate decor to your garden party is to add new patio furniture. With mass retailers (such as Macy's, Target, and Pottery Barn) offering shoppers an array of well-priced outdoor furniture options (from modern styles to traditional designs), there's something to complement every home decor theme.
For your dining table, an assortment of vibrant colored flowers is a great way to instantly set the stage for a fabulous Spring garden party. Using glass or ceramic vases (in varying heights) creates visual interest, while simultaneously enabling your guests to be able to converse with each other across the table. To create a plentiful arrangement, fill the vase with greenery (ex. ferns). Then add a mix of large blooms (like Sunflowers), off-set by smaller flowers (like Miniature Roses). You can even include some fruits (like lemons, limes, and oranges) in the base of glass vases for heightened esthetic impact.
Spring Garden Party Food
Since Spring brings out warmer weather, serve light meals. A variety of salads and vegetable-based dishes add color to your dining table, while encouraging your guests to dine on healthy, light meals. An appetizer that always gets rave reviews features sliced Heirloom tomatoes drizzled with aged Balsamic Vinegar (for a dash of sweetness) and Olive Oil, a sprinkling of freshly-chopped Basil, off-set by pieces of rich Burrata cheese (here's a great recipe to try). For the main dish, if you're hosting the garden party during the day, @center/1009726/spring-produce">seasonal salads (containing a melange of fruits or Spring vegetables) is a great way to go. If your garden party goes into the evening hours, add some grilled, herb-marinated Chicken or Shrimp skewers into the mix (for some added substance).
Displaying food on colorful plates, bowls, and serving platters adds a festive touch. If the food is going to be displayed on a buffet table or for a lengthy period of time, remember to cover the dishes (either with plastic or glass covers, or simply with Saran Wrap).
Spring Garden Party Activities
No Spring garden party is complete without activities to get your guests in the mood to celebrate. Add some life to your party by giving guests the option of playing games like Croquet or Bocce Ball. To make these activities even more enticing, tell your guests that the winner receives a gift basket containing treats (like a bottle of Wine, decadent sweets, and other tasty goodies).
Enjoy these sun-filled days this season by hosting a Spring garden party that all your guests will love. Cheers to a fun-filled season of celebrating!
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