Spring is one our favorite seasons in Texas. It’s warm, but not too warm, and we are graced with sunshine almost every day. Now that April is in full swing, it’s safe to say we can stash our winter coats once and for all and bring out the bright colors and pastels that make this season special. The best thing about spring, though, is the chance to bring the festivities outdoors. If you’re planning to throw a birthday, graduation or even a just-because party in your McKinney, Texas home, it’s officially time to open up the doors and let your guests soak up some rays. We’ve compiled the perfect list of ways to throw an unforgettable spring soiree. Now let’s begin.
Naturally, the most exciting part of throwing a party is all of the planning and preparation that goes into it. Here you get to decide what the invitations will look like, how to decorate your space and most importantly – what the guests will eat!
For starters, picking an overall mood or atmosphere you want to set will help you make every decision that follows. It could be a daytime garden party or a nighttime barbecue. Let your guests know on the invitations what to wear, perhaps what theme you have chosen and whether or not they should bring swimwear. Spring invitations should mirror the season, so don’t shy away from using pastel colors or foliage/floral prints. Decorations can include soft touches like white string lights in trees, table centerpieces or a nighttime fire pit. Take advantage of the outdoor space! Tiki torches are also fun to have at an evening fete.
In terms of food, you can hardly go wrong. Earlier parties call for finger sandwiches, summer salads and some fresh cut fruit. Dinnertime spring events in Texas often include some sort of barbecue, so this is your perfect excuse to bust out the grill. Either way, you can’t go wrong. A themed or signature cocktail (mocktail for those underage) is a recent trend, so think along the lines of mint, basil, lemonade or sweet tea to achieve the perfect spring drink.
Last but not least, don’t overlook entertainment. Games like cornhole or horseshow or some nice background music often helps to break the ice. If you follow our advice, we guarantee you will have the McKinney, Texas spring soiree of the season. Good luck and don’t forget our invite!