The days are getting longer, the temperatures are starting to warm up, and the daffodils are in full bloom here in the heart of North Carolina. Spring is on her way and it's time to start thinking hosting friends and family and enjoying this beautiful weather.
Spring lends itself to a fresh, renewing feel as we feel like we're coming out of hibernation from the cold, winter months. I'm so excited about all the memories to come with those we love gathered together.
Here are a few of my go-to, easy tips for elevating your Spring gatherings so that you create an atmosphere for joy-filled, memorable moments to be made.
The easiest way to elevate your Springtime tablescapes is by adding candles, tea lights, or small lamps to your tabletop. Adding soft lighting creates a memorable feel and ambiance to your gathering.
Dress up your table for any occasion with linen dinner napkins and linen cocktail napkins. Match your tablecloth or runner or add a pop of color with your embroidered monogram style. Have fun with this and set a memorable table for your guests. An easy way to set a beautiful table is pull out your monogrammed, embroidered dinner napkins, an instant invitation to your guests to linger a little longer.
Floral arrangements mixed with candlelight are a dream combination for elevating your Spring tabletop. Keep the florals low so that people can talk comfortably around the table without sitting awkwardly to dodge flower arrangements. Keep it simple by gathering flowers from the yard or arrange with grocery store flowers for a stunning centerpieces, either way you can't go wrong.
One of my favorite tips and tricks for elevating a dinner party or any causal gathering is playing background music. Depending on the theme or feel that you're going for, Spotify is my go-to destination for picking the playlist that is perfect for the occasion. Here a few of my favorites: Nancy Meyer's Kitchen, Jazzy Dinner, Chill Dinner, and Feel Good Dinner.
I'd love to hear from you! Comment below if you have a go-to tip or trick that you love to use when creating a memorable gathering with friends and family.