Celebrate spring by breaking out your patio furniture and throwing the first backyard event of the season. Start by inviting your friends and family over for food, drinks and charming conversation in the beautiful outdoors. If you don’t know where to start after setting the event date, follow these essential tips for hosting a stunning spring party.
What food should you prepare?
Focus on delicious finger foods and bite-sized desserts that guests can nibble on while they mingle. You should try to make spring appetizer recipes like herbed goat cheese bites, mini Caprese skewers, miniature crab cakes, mint julep gelées and mango slices wrapped in prosciutto for your party. Choose colorful treats that your friends can eat with their hands like fresh fruit or My/Mo Mochi ice cream balls. These desserts come in spring pastels that will match perfectly with your party’s décor, so you should pick up boxes of lovely tastes like ripe strawberry mochi ice cream, mint chocolate chip mochi ice cream and green tea mochi ice cream. You can use the company’s website to see exactly where you can get mochi ice cream near you and what flavors are available — the store locator will point you to the nearest spot so that you can stock up for your event.
What drinks should you serve?
Celebrate the beautiful season with light and fruity drinks like homemade lemonades, fizzing mimosas and grapefruit cocktails. To spruce up your regular jugs of water, make gorgeous floral ice cubes and change a regular beverage into a bold and colorful garden — the flowers can also elevate the flavor and fragrance of any drinks that you serve to your guests. Make sure you have plenty of wine glasses and it may be a good idea to have a few glass water bottles filled with lemon water for those who are driving. If you aren’t sure which bright edible blooms to put in your ice cube tray, here are some options that you can use:
- Sage blossoms
What decorations should you use for your backyard?
Your décor is important because it is the first impression your guests will have of your event, so plan a dazzling scene to thrill attendees the moment that they step through your door. Just like with your food and drinks, you should focus on soft pastel colors and natural flowers for your backyard set-up. If you want to try some trendy spring party ideas for decorating, consider putting together a table draped with lush green garlands, balloons with flower ornaments or curtains of hanging carnations. If your guests are planning to stay until the evening, put up string lights, lanterns and candles for when the sun goes down.
Your guests will love nibbling on heavenly finger foods, biting into dainty desserts and sipping on fizzing cocktails while taking in the sunshine and fresh air. They will adore being surrounded by floating balloons, fresh flowers and pastel adornments. The entire party will capture the essence of the spring season and make everyone attending feel positively delighted.