How To Host The Perfect Spring Party In The Backyard

party outside in the backyard with food catered

The weather is warming up, the flowers are blossoming, and new life is in the air – there’s no better time of year to host a party than spring. Whether you’re having family over for a special occasion, or you’re inviting the neighbors over for a party, step into spring with these great party tips.

Don’t Stress

This is the most important thing when planning a party and it can be relatable on many levels. First, invite whoever you want to invite. Don’t worry about not having enough chairs for everyone – you can put blankets out on the grass and take advantage of the weather.

And don’t freak out if the house isn’t spotless before they arrive – it’s going to get messed up anyway. The aim is to have fun and let’s face it, most people will just be happy to have the chance to socialize!

Choose A Theme

There’s plenty of fun in a themed party, costumes or not. Spring is the perfect time of year for a Hawaiian party – time to say Aloha to the warmer weather! Think pineapples, tropical flowers and the beach – and of course, Hawaiian shirts. Or you could stick to flowers only and have a flower theme, complete with bunches of your favorites, flower cupcakes and colorful table settings. Spring is also a time for Easter celebrations – egg hunts, bunny visits, sweet treats. Make the most of it and host an Easter party for friends and family.

A Spring Menu

Spring is all about color, so aim for bright foods and drinks. Delicious cocktails and mocktails are a great place to start – and you can make them with tasty seasonal fruits to add color, flavor and style. When it comes to sides to add to your meal, start with a delicious citrusy coleslaw of reds, greens and orange, to add some zing – nothing beats coleslaw and some pulled  pork on a fresh roll. Crisp white coconut rice is a fresh accompaniment that is ideal for a spring menu, while for dessert, you want to stick with the delicious fresh and colorful theme and stick to something tropical … fresh fruit salad with coconut ice cream will be a hit for adults and children alike.

When it comes to food, you can’t go wrong with a pig roast, complete with salads and sides. But it’s important you remember you don’t need to do it all yourself. Avoid the stress and get a professional to do it for you! DJR Catering will not only prepare and cook this delicious feast for you and your guests, but they’ll also deliver it direct. Cooked to perfection, you have the option to get all the sides you need as well, including appetizers, entrees, sides and desserts. DJR cook the whole pig and sit it at your home, on display to your guests for an hour before we slice it up and serve it. There are different packages to suit all budgets and party needs!