Spring is here! While the weekends weather is not going to be ideal, I cannot help but be excited about the changing of the season! This has to mean an end to cold weather soon, right?
The potential for warming temperatures and budding flowers has me ready for spring and summer activities and one of my favorite is an outdoor party! It is a great excuse to work on your spring yard spruce up and an even better excuse to bring your friends together! With the weather still a bit temperamental this time of year it can seem like a daunting task, but with a little flexibility you can host a great party to kick off the changing season!
Here are a few pointers:
1- Make the party indoor/outdoor. It is important at this time of year to have a back-up plan should the weather change. Allow the party to flow inside and out so if everyone needs to move indoors it is not a big ordeal!
2- Set up multiple areas to mingle. Move furniture around and set up seating areas outside for people to relax and chat. Move food and beverage stations out of the way of traffic flow. Leave a little space near the beverage cart for people to gather and chat.
3- If you are inviting kids, give them an area all to themselves. Have things for them to do so they feel like it is a party for them too. If you have lots of younger children coming, hire a babysitter to help out. Parents can relax more and everyone will have a good time!
4- Chose your menu wisely. Don’t serve items that have to stay really cold in order to be good. One really warm spring day, could leave your yogurt parfaits less than yummy.
5- Relax and have fun yourself! Remember that only you knew the plan, if the weather forecast changes, make adjustments and go with it. The more relaxed you are the more your guest will have fun!