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As I mentioned yesterday, I recently held a “Wish It Were Spring” themed luncheon for my book club group.

Today, as I stare out at a fresh covering of snow on the ground, I truly wish it were spring.

Here are a few decorating ideas I incorporated to add some bright pops of spring color to the gathering.

Here's the table, set with a cheerful tulip cloth and bright pink and yellow napkins.

Here’s the table, set with a cheerful tulip cloth and bright pink and yellow napkins.

 

I hauled out a set of antique Noritake china and some sherbert cups I found in an antique store when Captain Cavedweller and I were living in newly married poverty.

I hauled out a set of antique Noritake china and some sherbert cups I found in an antique store when Captain Cavedweller and I were living in newly married poverty.

I used seed packets (Forget Me Nots) to make placecards. I thought they were fun and added a little charm of their own to the table.

I used seed packets (Forget Me Nots) to make placecards. I thought they were fun and added a little charm of their own to the table.

The centerpiece was a nest with a bird and eggs (and a miniature nest with a teensy little bird).

The centerpiece was a nest with a bird and eggs (and a miniature nest with a teensy little bird).

 

And I risked life and limb entwining dogwood branches around the chandelier. I loved how it looked when I finished. One of the guests called it whimsical. I had to agree. In fact, I wish I'd left the branches up there.

And I risked life and limb entwining dogwood branches around the chandelier. I loved how it looked when I finished. One of the guests called it whimsical. I had to agree. In fact, I wish I’d left the branches up there.

Stay tuned the rest of the week for some of the recipes I made for the party!

She Who Needs More Whimsy in Her World

 

 

 

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If you’re as ready for spring as I am, here are a few fun party ideas to bring it on!

Colorful macaroons

Fabulous colors for a spring party from Punchbowl!

 

cupcake flowers

Cupcake Flowers from Sheek Shindigs. Love, love, love these!

 

tea sandwiches, scones 067Tea Sandwiches from Home Cooking in Montana. These are so fun!

 

nest with flowers

Three of my favorite symbols of spring: a nest, tulips and daffodils – from Martha Stewart.

pink tablescape

From The Party Dress, this amazing tablescape. I want to eat lunch there today, please.

She Who is Ready for Spring

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Everything seems a little gray and dreary in my world today, so I thought I’d share something that would brighten things up a bit – the “it” colors for Spring 2012!

I’m kind of excited about the color choices, because I actually like quite a few of them. While I’m not too excited about the Tangerine, Solar Power or Starfish for apparel options, they would make fun party colors!

Bellflower, Margarita and Sweet Lilac and colors I can definitely see doing some fun things with along with Driftwood. I have a friend who will look absolutely gorgeous in Cockatoo, my two personal favorites on this chart of Caberet and Sodalite Blue. Both of those colors speak to me, quite loudly in fact. I may even be wearing something Caberet colored right at this very moment.

I love that these colors seem cheery and bright, but still have some warmth and depth to them.

If you are looking for a reason or theme to host a party, why not have a spring colors party and invite over a few friends. Maybe each one of them could either wear or bring something (food dish, serving piece) in one of the colors.

You could talk about ways to combine colors, what options would make key wardrobe pieces for spring. You might also see who looks best in what colors. There is nothing like a gathering of girlfriends telling you you look fantastic in a certain color to make the world seem a little more sparkly and wonderful.

She Who Longs For Spring

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If you and your friends are like me and my friends, we are so ready for spring!

Gather them together for a fun “Wish it Was Spring” themed party.

This party theme is super simple, but will bring you and those gathered around your table much joy and it just might be the thing needed to get you through until spring arrives!

Create a colorful invitation and send to your friends. You could do this via email, in person or snail mail. If you email the invite, there are hundreds of colorful choices at evites.com (and it is FREE!).

Cover the table with a bright colored table cloth – something pink, fuschia, yellow and green would fit the bill. If you don’t have a bright table covering, go for a neutral and use bright colored dishes. I’ve got some apple-green pieces that just scream “springtime.” You could also use a piece cloth from the fabric store or pick up an inexpensive sheet at a store like Walmart.

Create some springtime fun around the table by tying flatware and napkins in a bundle with raffia twine and tucking in a packet of seeds. Yes, they are out in the stores already! You can also create a fun centerpiece with a terra cotta planter, garden gloves, some garden tools and seeds. Have a garden-themed guessing game and let the winner take home the centerpiece.

 

Another centerpiece option would be a simple vase of tulips. They are available in stores now as well. You could also float individual tulip stems in little bowls or dishes at each place setting.

Keep your menu really simple. A huge green salad filled with fresh veggies and grilled chicken is a wonderful meal when accompanied by a loaf of crusty warm bread. Finish the meal with a citrus or berry dessert, like lemon or raspberry bars.

To keep the conversation spring-focused, have your guests share a favorite spring memory or what is the first sign of spring for them or what one thing they enjoy most about spring. Share gardening tips or planting ideas.

Sit back, enjoy the companionship and give a bit of spring-like refreshment to your spirit!

Happy Entertaining!

From She who longs for Spring

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