Spring is in full swing, which means it's party season! To take the stress out of planning with this useful guide for all occasions.
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It's spring—so think color! Light pastel colors always work for spring—lavender, yellow, pink, and sage green are some of our favorites.
Get creative when planning your party menu. You can include a dessert like this beautiful meringue wreath that doubles as festive decor.
Don't let your guests leave without a special gift! These cute mini flower boutiques are so easy to make and don't blow your party budget.
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Mason jars are useful for holding flowers, candies, food, and more. Feature these DIY distressed mason jars for a nice touch of color.
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Give guests a warm welcome with this spring set-up—your invitees will be delighted before they even knock on the door.
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Drop these colorful ice cubes in your serving glasses or include them in a big bowl to cool wine bottles.
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Simple arrangements of daisies fit the bill, or try using cupcake liners for a creative DIY centerpiece.
Pick a region of the world and let that be a focus for your party planning. For example, you could use Spain as a guide, playing Spanish music and serving paella, ceviche, tapas, and sangria.
String these inexpensive lights along fences, wrap them around small bushes, or hang them across a dining table to make a pretty statement.
Fresh fruit makes for a beautiful and simple dessert—and can even make for an eye-catching centerpiece.
White unscented candles are classic and affordable. Buy them in different shapes and sizes—tea lights, floating votives, pillars—and crowd them together in groups on tables. Place them inside hurricanes if it's going to be windy.
Don't offer a cheese platter or any type of food that can spoil. Instead, offer foods that can sit for a period of time and are safe to eat warm or at room temperature.
Colorful, refreshing drinks make a spring party much more fun. Serve sangria and fruit punch in pitchers and store in the fridge to keep it cool.
It's best to plan for two and a half plates per person. For cocktails, make sure each guest is able to have at least two glasses for the first hour and then one glass for every hour after.