It’s that time of the year again, when skies turn baby blue, your garden prepares to pop, and mailboxes fill up with springtime party invitations. What a perfect excuse to plan a celebration for your favorite people!

The trick is to keep it simple so that you can actually enjoy your own event. Here are some of my no-fail springtime hosting tips:

  1. Stock up on pastel tabletop goodies whenever you find linen and cotton tablecloths, napkins, placemats and runners on sale.
  2. Be on the lookout for plates, cups, saucers and platters in sorbet colors as well.
  3. Don’t worry if your serving pieces don’t match. Your table setting will be more interesting if it isn’t too matchy.
  4. Mix old and new accoutrements for a fun and festive celebration. This is the time to dust off your antique punch bowl or vintage champagne flutes!
  5. Every party needs sublime music, so choose classic, upbeat tunes to complement party conversation. Think classics like Frank Sinatra or modern Country even EDM for a cool vibe.
  6. Keep your menu simple with plenty of fresh appetizers and entrees, and jazz up your buffet with colorful fruits and veggies. And always provide alternatives for Vegans or Vegetarians.
  7. Thoughtfully consider catering all or part of your menu…and relax.

Although we all love to entertain, it’s much easier when you hire a tried-and-true caterer for a springtime brunch, lunch or dinner…holiday parties, graduation celebrations, weddings and showers.

To get a jump on your next soirée, contact Checkers Catering & Special Events. We’ve been Entertaining for over 30 years and look forward to serving you.