A Perfect Spring Party: 5 Tips
Welcome to springtime!
Spring is Americans’ favorite season, favored by 27% over summer, fall, and winter. It’s easy to understand why. Spring is the renewal of Mother Nature, bringing delicate blooms and fresh grass into all backyards.
Fervent gardeners welcome the opportunity to grow more vegetables, while city dwellers love the smell and warmth of a spring day in the street. Regardless of where they live, Americans agree that spring encourages outdoor activities more than any other season. The weather is warm but not too hot. Nature is awakening after a long winter. And it’s the perfect season to invest in home decor and spruce their interior.
But, more importantly, spring is the ideal season
to invite friends and relatives over for dinner. Indeed, people can make the most of the house and the garden comfortably, choosing to go outside or stay indoors as they please. A winter or summer party, on the other hand, can feel more restrictive due to the weather. Besides, after the winter season, the positivity brought by mother nature is more likely to boost guests’ spirits and create a happy mindset for the party.
Nevertheless, everybody needs a few tips to whip up the perfect spring party!
Invest in your grilling skills
It is finally warm enough for the first bbq of the year! So, it’s worth cleaning your grill beforehand, especially if it’s been stored away during winter. Additionally, you want to make sure you’re not waiting until the last minute to get the BBQ ready. Ideally, the grill should already be heated when you put the meat or fish on. As a rule of thumb, most grill aficionados start heating approximately 20 to 30 minutes before cooking.
Everybody likes their meat cooked differently. So, if you are unsure how to manage a good medium-rare or a well-done piece, it can be a good idea to invest in a thermometer to know accurately how the cooking is going.
Don’t be shy: Add a drink
Is there anything more relaxing than enjoying a refreshing drink in the warm sunlight? If you want to impress your guests, it’s a good idea to take some mixology lessons or practice beforehand so you can serve delicious cocktails at home. Unsure how to get started? Take a look at these 10 tips to elevate a simple cocktail into a divine experience. One thing is for sure: You don’t need complex ingredients to unlock powerful flavors. The right glassware and spirit pairing can work wonders!
Sun protection is a must
Contrary to common belief, the spring sun can be just as damaging as the summer sun. More often than not, people are more likely to get a nasty sunburn when the weather is less hot as they tend to be less cautious. So, if you’re throwing a spring party in the garden, do make a point of reminding your guests to protect their skin.
It can be helpful to prepare some face and body sunscreen for sensitive skin that your guests can borrow if they need it. You may also want to hand out a few hats for people to wear outside. If you invite guests to sit at an outdoor table for dinner, remember to bring a parasol or place the table underneath the patio roof.
Spring and hay fever
Hay fever is a seasonal allergy that can leave your guests wheezing and sneezing. If you know that some guests are prone to seasonal reactions, it’s best to avoid an outdoor setting that would make things worse for them.
You can also help cleanse the air from allergen particles with an air-purifying device indoors. The air filter can capture pollen and dust floating inside your home. Ideally, you should limit the presence of pollen. SO if you have beautiful flowers or lawns that you are proud of, try to create a path for your guest so they can avoid walking past those. Keep the windows overlooking the garden shut, so pollen can’t come in.
Is it hot, or is it cold?
Spring weather can be unpredictable. You could have a hot day, and the next morning would feel freezing cold. So, it’s important to plan ahead so your guests can be comfortable.
You can keep thin throws for guests to cover their laps or shoulders when the weather gets chilly. Similarly, make sure to have your fan dusted and ready in case the temperature gets too stuffy! You can’t predict the weather, but at least you can make sure people will not get uncomfortable.
Are you ready to invite friends over for a casual meal this spring? It’s the perfect opportunity to showcase your new spring decor and BBQ skills!