It might not be all that enjoyable to be outside right now, but there’s going to come the day when everyone’s favorite moment arrives: the arrival of spring! And what better way to celebrate the period that most marks possibility and fun than by having a party? Below, we take a look at a few essential tips to ensure that your spring party marks the passing of winter in style! Plus, if you start planning now, you’ll be better equipped to endure the chill of winter…
Who Needs An Excuse?
First thing’s first: let’s make sure people are going to come. People are generally way busier than they should be, so it’s best to give them as much warning as possible. Though you’ll hope that everyone’s as excited as you are, the truth is that people generally have a default response of “why?” rather than “why not?” On the invitations, appeal to their sense of positivity; they might want to huddle away in their home right now, but someday soon they’re going to feel that rush of energy in their bones that spring brings.
Making the Space Presentable
You can’t host a spring party in a space that looks ill-befitting for the earth’s most lush and picturesque season. As such, you’ll want to begin working with a company that specializes in lawn care; the winter months can do a lot of damage to your yard area, and will need to be tended to professionally if your party is going to look the part. You’ll hopefully be hosting the party outside, but it’ll be worth looking at ways to make your indoor spaces more social friendly if it’s not currently set up to host guests.
Planning for Outside
It’s spring; no one wants to be inside! It’s in your outdoor area where you should expect to host the party. However, because spring has a habit of bringing with it some rain showers, you’ll want to have a gazebo you can erect on the day of the party. If the temperatures are agreeable then people will likely want to stay outside, providing they have some cover from the (hopefully brief) downpour. You’ll also want to remember that it’s not enough just to have people gathered around – you’ll need a sound system and a BBQ, too. And talking of BBQ….
Food and Drink
If you’re going to toast life, which is what we’re doing when live spring to the max, then you’ll need to have plenty of food and drinks available. For the good, all those delicious BBQ meats, fishes, and vegetables should be the order of the day. Perhaps drinks should be BYOB, though – you can’t cater to everyone’s tastes in this day and age.
If your party is done correctly, then there should be plenty of excitable children running around. That can get old for kids, eventually, however, so it’s a good idea to have some backup entertainment planned. An inflatable castle will keep them from getting bored (and the adults, too!).