Spring doesn't just mean blossoming flowers and warmer days. For some, it's also the perfect time to host gatherings for friends after a long winter. From casual get-togethers to sophisticated celebrations, here are helpful outdoor entertaining tips and spring decorating ideas.
Outdoor Spring Party Essentials
No special gathering is complete without the right decorations. Spring is the ideal time to display seasonal blooms and greenery. Use them as centerpieces, focal points for your lounge area, or as accents. Choose from the Balsam Hill® selection of outdoor-safe florals, featuring wreaths, garlands, window boxes, hanging baskets, and potted foliage.
For patio entertaining ideas, why not consider decorative light fixtures to showcase your floral porch décor in the evenings? Wrap your greenery with fairy light strings or place lanterns on porch steps. Place a basket of blankets in your exterior lounge to keep guests warm and comfortable, especially at night. Remember to use ones that match the fabric of your pillow covers for cohesiveness.
Incorporate subtle design details that complement the theme of your event. Browse Balsam Hill's website for premium decorative accents for any spring outdoor party. Think a Mother's Day picnic, garden spring wedding, or an Easter Sunday brunch.
How to Decorate Spring Outdoor Entertaining Spaces
Step 1|Start with artificial blooms and greenery
Artificial flowers let you surround yourself with nature's beauty all year long. Using permanent florals instead of real ones requires less upkeep. Dress up your al fresco areas with spring outdoor décor in soft, pastel colors.
Step 2|Set the table with nature-inspired elements
Complement your spring greenery with an equally beautiful table setting. Spread flower garlands across your table, then lay out your rustic tableware. As a finishing touch, use a small window box as a centerpiece instead of flowers in a vase.
Step 3|Create cozy spaces with soft furnishings
Catch up with friends and family while relaxing on cushioned seats. Alternatively, layer pillows on the ground and around a low table where everyone can lounge. Come nighttime, keep guests warm with faux mohair or fur throws.
Step 4|Add themed accents
Incorporate decorations throughout your home that match your backyard entertaining ideas. Place flower arrangements atop shelves and tables that match your outdoor foliage. Hosting an Easter Sunday party? Display oversized animal figures by the door to give guests a fun and memorable welcome. Create DIY table ornaments with plastic eggs or use a flower wreath as a centerpiece. Then, place Easter eggs in the middle to tie into your spring theme.
Step 5|Provide ample lighting
Keep your spring outdoor party going until nighttime with flameless candles and lanterns. Cascading lights illuminate wider spaces, while pathway lights brighten walkways. Votives and pre-lit foliage light up dining areas and food stations.
Step 6|Showcase signature spring scents
Treat guests to a multisensory spring experience with refreshing nature-inspired scents. Infuse the air with the delightful aroma of rose petals. Or go for invigorating citrus scents that also help ward off bugs. Balsam Hill's Scents of the Season Fragrance Machine is portable and works with most essential oils. Simply set the timer from 30 to 180 minutes and choose from multiple flow settings.
We hope these spring outdoor décor ideas help you set the scene for a memorable social gathering. Browse our Spring Catalog for more style inspirations.
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