This post was written in collaboration with Honey Baked Ham. All thoughts & opinions are my own! #HoneyBakedSpring
Hosting a spring celebration for friends & family can be stressful no matter how big or small the occasion. I wanted to share a Spring time celebration that could easily be put into action for a baby shower, engagement party or any spring celebration.
Spring Party Ideas
Balloon Garland Upgrade
Lately I’ve been LOVING the additional touches in a balloon garland, for instance I added faux flowers & ferns. I landed on faux instead of real since the balloon garland was made ahead of time I didn’t want the “live” elements to end up dead or shedding into food. I simply used fern & floral picks to soften the balloon garland and tie into the floral arrangements from the table.
Scale Back Projects
Originally I had this massive list of projects I wanted to create for this spring celebration. First I wrote everything down – floral chandeliers, balloon garland, flower arrangements & a unfussy menu that would satisfy. Well…umm I don’t have a crew of people, so how did I expect to pull this off? I went through my list to see what I could do without or outsource. Food, that was an automatic outsource for me. There was no need to spend a full day in the kitchen when I knew that I could have Honey Baked Ham cater (they deliver in my area too!). So, that meant no prepping food, making a mess in my kitchen & then cleaning that mess of a kitchen. I just quietly slid food from the Honey Baked Ham trays onto some of my party ware to give it a personalized touch. The sandwich trays, cookies & fruit are all from Honey Baked Ham catering!
I’m not too tight when it comes to color schemes, I feel like an array of colors in the same family can make it feel laid back & not too fussy. And when we are coming into spring, laid back is what I’m going for. Originally I pulled out my trusty white linens but they just scream “DON’T SPILL ON ME” so I switched over to linens that are a little less fussy. As you might notice I did stay with subdued hues for the fabrics with the pops of colors being in the balloons & flower arrangements. I keep most of my linens on the subdued side so they are easier to use over & over again.
Think Outside Intended Purpose
And the beautiful lace table linen is actually a curtain panel I found while thrifting, when decorating a space it’s much easier when you think of your linen closet as just that…linens. I’ll use curtain panels, sheets or random pieces of fabric in a pinch for a table cloth anytime! Thinking outside an item’s intended purpose opens up what you have to much more. Use glassware, bowls or pots for floral arrangements.
It’s so much easier than you think to create quick arrangements on a budget, I stopped by the grocery store & spent $40 on the flowers & pulled out whatever vases (& mason jars this time) I had to create beautiful arrangements that bring life to the table. And remember make sure not to make your arrangements too tall, you want to make sure people at the table can easily look pass them to talk to each other. At a loss of where to start on arranging flowers? A quick Pinterest or Youtube search for “easy flower arranging” will yield a ton of options. One go to for me is to buy one type of flowers & just plop those in a vase for a minimalist floral arrangement.
I’d love to hear your tip for Spring time entertaining in the comments below!
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