Brunch soiree hosted on the uncovered deck of the 2015 HGTV Spring House, a playful mix of tangerine, hot pink and soft textiles create a fresh and edgy backdrop. Retrieved April 14, 2016 from http://www.hgtv.com/content/dam/images/hgtv/fullset/2015/3/23/2/Original-BPF-Spring-House_entertaining_outdoor-party_beauty2_h.jpg

 

Spring is in the air! There’s no better way to celebrate than to throw a fabulous spring garden party in the garden. A gathering of friends in the great outdoors is the perfect way to welcome in the lamb and bid adieu to the lion. But before you usher in the season of seeds, sun and showers, there are plans to be made and shopping to be done.
Flower Display Inspo. Retrieved April 14, 2016 from https://www.theknot.com/real-weddings/a-pink-and-teal-wedding-at-rose-hill-mansion-in-bluffton-south-carolina-album?page=34
Flower Display Inspo. Retrieved April 14, 2016 from https://www.theknot.com/real-weddings/a-pink-and-teal-wedding-at-rose-hill-mansion-in-bluffton-south-carolina-album?page=34

It’s a no-brainer that spring foliage creates a lavish backdrop for your garden get-together. Inexpensive flowering plants are a great way to stretch your decorating budget and work in tandem with those bulbs you planted at the end of the fall. They should be rewarding you with blooms right about now.

Outdoor lighting inspo. retrieved April 14, 2016 from https://www.pinterest.com/pin/331577591297388150/
Outdoor lighting inspo. retrieved April 14, 2016 from https://www.pinterest.com/pin/331577591297388150/
Simple white lights strung in the trees work for both dressy and casual fetes, and a fire pit makes for great nighttime lighting. If this is a white tablecloth affair, fear not to break out the china. If shorts and flip-flops are the suggested attire, paper and plastic will do in a pinch.  planning a casual afternoon bash, picnic style is a great way to go.
Finger sandwiches are easy to grab while on the mingle, and sides can include enticing bowls of freshly cut fruit or a colorful summer salad.
Spring Deck Inspo. Retrieved April 14, 2016 from https://www.pinterest.com/pin/251568329163599484/
Spring Deck Inspo. Retrieved April 14, 2016 from https://www.pinterest.com/pin/251568329163599484/
Not everyone has a lush garden at their disposal, so feel free to mix it up and host your garden party in a setting that you have access to. Backyards are ideal for their privacy, but if your front yard has a little more space or better curb appeal, then go for it. If you’re one of the lucky few that boast the beach as your backyard, it’s doubtful you’ll be challenged about the lack of actual garden. Decks are great alternatives, and sometimes better suited to hosting a party during the rainy springtime.
And if you’re an apartment dweller, don’t fret – you can invite guests to a local park. Just be sure to get there early and reserve the necessary number of picnic spots. Games to keep your guest entertained. You can turn up the radio a bit, play a little  volleyball, basketball, and football.  Make it a Spring Party to remember!

 

Written By: Shayla Silas, Staff Writer/Modern Domestic

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