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Spring is finally here and that means it is time to dust off the patio furniture and get some use out of that wonderful back yard of yours. Throwing a party outside is the perfect way to start off the season. The birds are singing and the sun is staying around longer than usual, so might as well get some use out of all that beautiful natural lighting.

It doesn’t matter the size of your backyard, there is always room for entertaining!  Set up a table and chairs as you see fit and then get to work on food. Food is what brings people together and with the new season, fresh, local garden favorites are in your reach. Roasted veggies and meats, like chicken and lamb, are perfect for an evening dinner.

But don’t be limited by the grill! Appetizers such as Brie with honey and fresh figs are a decadent way to start the evening; especially when paired with a nice bottle of your favorite vino. Making gourmet pizzas are a fun way to change it up too.  Make use of all the fresh spring berries and add them to a homemade pizza of fennel and goat cheese. Who doesn’t love cheese?

Once you have your menu all prepped and ready to go, don’t skimp on décor! I say if you’re going to put in the effort to throwing a party why not go all out and make it fabulous. The sun is starting to set later in the evening but we all know that once the sun goes down the party isn’t going to stop. Adding touches of lighting with candles is a great way to light up the table. Tall black taper candles are something new and add a little bit more mood to your table setting. Tea lights always work too!

Decorating your table top should be fun and inspired by your own personal style! A little bit of effort can go a long way in creating a beautiful spring evening with friends, family, and loved ones.  Check out our ‘Spring Parties’ board on Pinterest for more inspiration!

Happy Entertaining,

Holland

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marissa

04/14/2014
7:58PM

WOW! great post! Loving this spring into summer vibe this post entails. Outdoor entertaining is definitely on my spring to-do list. Thanks for this great post Holland!

Liz Robertson

05/11/2014
8:49PM

Thanks for the inspiration Holland!  I’m going to get to work!!

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