Say Bonjour to Spring: 10 Tips for Simple Spring Celebrations

This blog post is sponsored by La Madeleine. All opinions are my own.

Flowers are blooming, everything is green and beautiful, and the weather is just right. There's no better time to host an outdoor celebration than during the spring season! From Easter to Mother's Day to showers and birthdays, there are many reasons to celebrate with friends and family in March, April, and May. Hosting and decorating for a spring celebration can be a lot of fun! They key is to keep things carefree so you can truly enjoy your guests. People will notice whether you’re a happy host or if you’re stressed out. Here are 10 tips for simple spring celebrations that are sure to help you keep your cool.Flowers are blooming, everything is green and beautiful, and the weather is just right. There’s no better time to host an outdoor celebration than during the spring season! From Easter to Mother’s Day to showers and birthdays, there are many reasons to celebrate with friends and family in March, April, and May.

Flowers are blooming, everything is green and beautiful, and the weather is just right. There's no better time to host an outdoor celebration than during the spring season! From Easter to Mother's Day to showers and birthdays, there are many reasons to celebrate with friends and family in March, April, and May. Hosting and decorating for a spring celebration can be a lot of fun! They key is to keep things carefree so you can truly enjoy your guests. People will notice whether you’re a happy host or if you’re stressed out. Here are 10 tips for simple spring celebrations that are sure to help you keep your cool.Hosting and decorating for a spring celebration can be a lot of fun! They key is to keep things carefree so you can truly enjoy your guests. People will notice whether you’re a happy host or if you’re stressed out.

Flowers are blooming, everything is green and beautiful, and the weather is just right. There's no better time to host an outdoor celebration than during the spring season! From Easter to Mother's Day to showers and birthdays, there are many reasons to celebrate with friends and family in March, April, and May. Hosting and decorating for a spring celebration can be a lot of fun! They key is to keep things carefree so you can truly enjoy your guests. People will notice whether you’re a happy host or if you’re stressed out. Here are 10 tips for simple spring celebrations that are sure to help you keep your cool.

Here are 10 tips for simple spring celebrations that are sure to help you keep your cool.

1. Email an invite.

Paper invitations are nice but they aren’t common anymore. People are busy and digital communication is easy, fast, and free! You can still personalize an email invitation. One idea is to take a picture of your family in your backyard and add wording to the email invite asking guests to join you on a said date and time. Online video invitations are also becoming popular.

Flowers are blooming, everything is green and beautiful, and the weather is just right. There's no better time to host an outdoor celebration than during the spring season! From Easter to Mother's Day to showers and birthdays, there are many reasons to celebrate with friends and family in March, April, and May. Hosting and decorating for a spring celebration can be a lot of fun! They key is to keep things carefree so you can truly enjoy your guests. People will notice whether you’re a happy host or if you’re stressed out. Here are 10 tips for simple spring celebrations that are sure to help you keep your cool.

2. Order in.

One of the best ways to streamline an event is to use a caterer. You could get the entire meal catered or you could order some catering items and also make a few items as well.

Flowers are blooming, everything is green and beautiful, and the weather is just right. There's no better time to host an outdoor celebration than during the spring season! From Easter to Mother's Day to showers and birthdays, there are many reasons to celebrate with friends and family in March, April, and May. Hosting and decorating for a spring celebration can be a lot of fun! They key is to keep things carefree so you can truly enjoy your guests. People will notice whether you’re a happy host or if you’re stressed out. Here are 10 tips for simple spring celebrations that are sure to help you keep your cool.La Madeleine, a French bakery and cafe is a great option for catering. The food at La Madeleine is delicious and unique. Plus, you can order directly from the La Madeleine app.

Flowers are blooming, everything is green and beautiful, and the weather is just right. There's no better time to host an outdoor celebration than during the spring season! From Easter to Mother's Day to showers and birthdays, there are many reasons to celebrate with friends and family in March, April, and May. Hosting and decorating for a spring celebration can be a lot of fun! They key is to keep things carefree so you can truly enjoy your guests. People will notice whether you’re a happy host or if you’re stressed out. Here are 10 tips for simple spring celebrations that are sure to help you keep your cool.

3. Keep the food light.

The beauty of a spring celebration is that no one expects a hearty home cooked meal. That is usually reserved for cooler months. La Madeleine has several 600 calorie menu options.

Flowers are blooming, everything is green and beautiful, and the weather is just right. There's no better time to host an outdoor celebration than during the spring season! From Easter to Mother's Day to showers and birthdays, there are many reasons to celebrate with friends and family in March, April, and May. Hosting and decorating for a spring celebration can be a lot of fun! They key is to keep things carefree so you can truly enjoy your guests. People will notice whether you’re a happy host or if you’re stressed out. Here are 10 tips for simple spring celebrations that are sure to help you keep your cool.You can’t go wrong with Chicken La Madeleine, their signature balsamic-marinated chicken with creamy wild mushroom sauce, served with Rice Provençal and steamed broccoli. Serve a strawberry and bacon spinach salad alongside to complete the meal.

Flowers are blooming, everything is green and beautiful, and the weather is just right. There's no better time to host an outdoor celebration than during the spring season! From Easter to Mother's Day to showers and birthdays, there are many reasons to celebrate with friends and family in March, April, and May. Hosting and decorating for a spring celebration can be a lot of fun! They key is to keep things carefree so you can truly enjoy your guests. People will notice whether you’re a happy host or if you’re stressed out. Here are 10 tips for simple spring celebrations that are sure to help you keep your cool.

4. Mixed and matched linens.

Spring is a colorful season so the more color the better! From napkins to placemats to runners and everything in between, feel free to mix and match all of your bold and bright colored linens. Make your tablescape truly POP!

5. Fresh and faux flowers.

It’s hard to tell fresh from faux when it comes to flowers. Fresh flowers can get expensive if you have a large area to decorate so it may be a good idea to mix in faux flowers as well. No one will be the wiser and your celebration will look like a garden oasis. Don’t forget to set your garden’s potted plants and flowers around the seating area as well.

Flowers are blooming, everything is green and beautiful, and the weather is just right. There's no better time to host an outdoor celebration than during the spring season! From Easter to Mother's Day to showers and birthdays, there are many reasons to celebrate with friends and family in March, April, and May. Hosting and decorating for a spring celebration can be a lot of fun! They key is to keep things carefree so you can truly enjoy your guests. People will notice whether you’re a happy host or if you’re stressed out. Here are 10 tips for simple spring celebrations that are sure to help you keep your cool.

6. Forgo the extras.

Napkin rings? You don’t need them. Placecards? Nope. Favors? No way! Unless you have a lot of time on your hands, it’s ok to let these things go. This is a casual springtime celebration after all, and the goal is do less and enjoy more!

7. Fancy plastic plates.

Have you seen the gorgeous plastic plates that you can buy these days? They’re like real porcelain china without the clean up. What a win-win! You get to serve food on gorgeous dinnerware without the fear of someone breaking your precious china and guests get the convenience of knowing where their plate goes when they are finished eating – in the trash.

Flowers are blooming, everything is green and beautiful, and the weather is just right. There's no better time to host an outdoor celebration than during the spring season! From Easter to Mother's Day to showers and birthdays, there are many reasons to celebrate with friends and family in March, April, and May. Hosting and decorating for a spring celebration can be a lot of fun! They key is to keep things carefree so you can truly enjoy your guests. People will notice whether you’re a happy host or if you’re stressed out. Here are 10 tips for simple spring celebrations that are sure to help you keep your cool.

8. Win with wine.

In honor of keeping things simple, don’t forget about beverages. There’s no need to have a fully stocked bar at a spring event, just serve wine. It will compliment the meal and most people are in the mood to sip on something easy, anyway.

Flowers are blooming, everything is green and beautiful, and the weather is just right. There's no better time to host an outdoor celebration than during the spring season! From Easter to Mother's Day to showers and birthdays, there are many reasons to celebrate with friends and family in March, April, and May. Hosting and decorating for a spring celebration can be a lot of fun! They key is to keep things carefree so you can truly enjoy your guests. People will notice whether you’re a happy host or if you’re stressed out. Here are 10 tips for simple spring celebrations that are sure to help you keep your cool.

9. Fruit as dessert.

Two words: Strawberries Romanoff. It’s fresh strawberries with sweet brandy sour cream Romanoff sauce topped with cinnamon. Nobody does Strawberries Romanoff like La Madeleine! Nobody. Serving fruit as dessert is a delightful way to simplify a springtime meal.

10. Boxed leftovers.

Send guests home with something memorable – amazing food! If you end up with leftovers, use your catering containers to send them home with your friends and family. They will be thrilled and you will be relieved that you can keep your fridge space.

Flowers are blooming, everything is green and beautiful, and the weather is just right. There's no better time to host an outdoor celebration than during the spring season! From Easter to Mother's Day to showers and birthdays, there are many reasons to celebrate with friends and family in March, April, and May. Hosting and decorating for a spring celebration can be a lot of fun! They key is to keep things carefree so you can truly enjoy your guests. People will notice whether you’re a happy host or if you’re stressed out. Here are 10 tips for simple spring celebrations that are sure to help you keep your cool.Spring is such a special time of the year! The memories made at gatherings with loved ones during this season will live on. If you’re interested in catering for an upcoming spring celebration, visit LaMadeleine.com for restaurant locations.

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Comments

  1. You are making me want to throw a party! What a pretty tablescape. I actually just went out and bought all new placemats and a runner… I wanted to freshen up my table for spring.

  2. katrina gehman says:

    you did a great job. i would love to attend a party with all of that. i bet it was a great time.

  3. lydia says:

    This looks so lovely. I love your set up. I would love to try this out!!

  4. This sounds like such a good idea. Your set up is really beautiful and i love the idea of it not being stressful.

  5. The springtime is my favorite time of year! These are perfect ways of celebrating this beautiful season.

  6. Those pictures are so gorgeous! I love the idea of ordering in, since I’m not really a great cook. Plus, it leaves more time to actually enjoy the celebration!

  7. Love all the beautiful colors for spring! I also like to use faux flowers for décor because then you can reuse them!

  8. Tereza says:

    Your table looks absolutely amazing! It would be perfect for birthday parties and little celebrations – they are the best when held outside in the garden aren’t they! x

  9. One of the things I love about spring is the bright colours and this compliments your table scape perfectly! Looks like a pretty sweet set-up!
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  10. Aww these are such cute ideas! I love your tips on this! I always struggle with keeping things on a budget

  11. This is a great list of tips for having a spring get together or party! I’d love to throw one that is catered!

  12. So many fabulous tips!!!!! I’m all about the email invites these days. It took me a while to actually like them, but they have grown on me that’s for sure lol

  13. You def are winning with wine! Eating lightly really is the way to go for this season

  14. I love how pretty the flowers are! They are so vibrant.

  15. Reesa Lewandowski says:

    I am loving that beautiful tablescape!!! We are getting ready to host a few Spring celebrations, so this is timely for me! The catering looks delicious!

  16. What a fun post! I love the idea of catering in. Spring is the perfect time to celebrate and enjoy friends and family.

  17. Now that is one pretty party. I like the idea of emailing invites and creating a centrepiece of both real and faux flowers x

  18. This makes me want to host a spring celebration right now. I love to cook and test out fun recipes, but I also like the idea of ordering in and not having to do all the work myself.
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  19. It’s nice to have a party that doesn’t involve stress or headaches. I love these ideas. Sometimes, it’s better to order or have the event catered instead of doing all the cooking yourself.

  20. This looks beautiful and so colorful. Spring is a great season to spend outdoors as it is not too hot yet. Having a dinner party or luncheon outdoors with flowers and a cold drink sounds perfect!
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  21. I love spring! All the colors and the rain even! The flowers beginning to bloom. It’s great to celebrate spring with EASTER and Mother’s Day but also Earth Day. Can have a picnic or do a fun gardening project!

  22. I love these tips for my upcoming Easter plans. I love a few fresh flowers on the table. It goes a long way for looks.

  23. That meal looks fabulous! I am so ready to get outdoors and enjoy a great meal like that. I love the fresh flowers in your tablescape!

  24. You had me with, “Win with Wine” – haha! But really, great points about the caterer and email invites. So much simpler while keeping the theme to the important stuff, (aka people) right?

  25. I really like your floral arrangements they really make the table look beautiful. The meal looks fantastic toO

  26. These are such great tips and I LOVE your table set up too! I don’t think we’ll have any spring celebrations this year; but will save this for future use.

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  27. robin rue says:

    I am all for a celebration where I don’t have to do any cooking. Catering a nice meal sounds GREAT!

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