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Here Is Your Spring Entertaining Cheat Sheet

Here Is Your Spring Entertaining Cheat Sheet

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    PARTY PLANNER.

    Before you throw any party, buy a notebook in which you can record everything needed. From the shopping list to the guest lists, having one place to track everything for your upcoming event will help you stay extra organized.

    RSVP REQUIRED.

    Use an online invitation service to invite guests. That way, you can easily track the number of people who are planning to come, and purchase food and supplies accordingly.

    CLEAN UP TOGETHER.

    Don’t be the hostess with the mostess! Instead of doing everything yourself, turn the last half hour of your party into an interactive tidy-up, inviting guests into the kitchen for a bit of relaxing chat time while doing dishes together. They’ll leave you a clean kitchen and will likewise be glad they could contribute!

With a number of celebrations budding on the calendar, spring is the perfect time to let your inner hostess bloom! Whether you’re hosting an Easter brunch or evening soiree, springtime offers the perfect inspiration from what to serve to the décor itself.

Set the date, send out the invites. It’s time to start planning! Spring for buffet-friendly fare that can be prepped ahead and offers plenty of options to satisfy a group. Not only will you reduce stress, but you’ll also encourage guests to get mobile and mingle with one another. A win-win! For extra-easy party prep, use one of our inspired menus served in your favorite CorningWare® bakeware pieces. Party perfect because they go from refrigerator to oven to table, making entertaining easier than ever.

Here are a few ideas to put a little “spring” in your party.

MORNING MENU: DON’T-SWEAT-IT BRUNCH

For a make-ahead menu that will let you enjoy the festivities as much as your guests, serve these recipe favorites.

LUNCH OR DINNER OPTIONS: STRESS-FREE SOIREE MENU

Dishing up afternoon or evening dining? These easy eats will have everyone diving into a menu that’s so simple to prep, it makes hosting a breeze!

DRINK IT ALL IN

Setting up a DIY drink station is a great way to get your guests involved and let you enjoy your party without having to worry about keeping glasses full.

  • Serve Up Spa Water. The options don’t have to be boozy! A variety of fruit-infused water is a pretty and tasty option.
  • Prepare the Sipper. If you do offer a cocktail, pick just one party punch. Mixing champagne with fresh fruit juice is an easy way to make delicious drinks without breaking the bank.

DISH THE DETAILS

Decorating for your bash should be a delight, not a duty. Skip the pricey paper products and one-time-use décor for a few tricks to get a spring-inspired feel!

  • Mix and Match. Pick a color scheme for your party that pairs a neutral tone with a pop of color for a fresh, inviting atmosphere. For a works-every-time combo, pair pieces from the CORNINGWARE® FRENCH WHITE® COLLECTION with a few from the colorful CW BY CORNINGWARE™ COLLECTION for a vibrant and festive tablescape.
  • Upcycle, Vintage Style. Use unexpected vessels like mason jars, garden pots or teacups to showcase fresh flowers or decorative produce or to hold silverware. Unique combinations are instantly interesting and are great conversation pieces as well.
  • Decorate the Ceiling. Hang a coordinating fabric banner or pendant in the entry or over the buffet for a touch of flair. After the party, the banners are adorable hung over a bed or against a photo wall.
  • Celebrate spring with a sweet celebration! These easy ideas for seasonal entertaining will brighten up any weekend affair. Just add friends!

Highlights

    PARTY PLANNER.

    Before you throw any party, buy a notebook in which you can record everything needed. From the shopping list to the guest lists, having one place to track everything for your upcoming event will help you stay extra organized.

    RSVP REQUIRED.

    Use an online invitation service to invite guests. That way, you can easily track the number of people who are planning to come, and purchase food and supplies accordingly.

    CLEAN UP TOGETHER.

    Don’t be the hostess with the mostess! Instead of doing everything yourself, turn the last half hour of your party into an interactive tidy-up, inviting guests into the kitchen for a bit of relaxing chat time while doing dishes together. They’ll leave you a clean kitchen and will likewise be glad they could contribute!