Hosting a spring party? Don't miss these easy entertaining recipes for your next baby or bridal shower, Mother's Day, and more!
The daffodils are poking up through the ground and blossomed trees look ready to burst, which means Spring is just around the corner. Along with longer days and warmer weather, Spring will likely welcome a busy social calendar with seasonal events like baby and bridal showers, Easter brunch, and Mothers and Fathers Day celebrations.
These three recipes are perfect for spring, no matter what sorts of parties you're attending or hosting. They are handy for when you need to bring a dish to pass or host a party at the last minute because they come together so quickly!
3 essential recipes for any spring party:
Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are a mainstay on basically every party menu, so spice up your Easter spread with this Southern spin on the party classic. This pimento cheese deviled eggs recipe features creamy, homemade pimento cheese that is combined with egg yolks and a variety of spices to create decadent and delicious deviled eggs that will be a hit at your springtime soiree. Plus, the post has tons of tips for making pimento cheese deviled eggs ahead of time and how to transport deviled eggs to make sure they arrive at their final destination safely and not squished.
How to Make a Cheese Platter
A cheese platter is one of my favorite ways to feed a crowd, no matter the occasion. Learn everything you need to make a cheese platter in this post, including what types of cheese to buy, how much cheese to buy, what tools you need to build a cheese board, how to build a cheese board to look pretty and elegant, and so much more. For spring, focus on building your cheese platter with colorful springtime seasonal ingredients like carrots, cherries and strawberries, and use tons of fresh herbs and flowers for garnish!
Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade Punch
Every party needs a punch, and this sparkling raspberry lemonade punch is perfect for any springtime celebration from a baby or bridal shower to afternoon tea or Easter brunch. Its so easy...we're talking just combining four ingredients into a punch bowl to make a fruity and refreshing non-alcoholic sipper, and you can pop a bottle of prosecco if you want to make a cocktail version.
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To round out this fun, delicious fare is helpful hosting advice for preparing and serving everything from big boards to small bites.
Whether you’re entertaining family for the holidays, having friends over to watch the big game, or cozying up on the couch with your loved ones, hosting at home doesn’t have to be a hassle.
About the Author:
Chrissie Nelson Rotko is the writer and photographer behind the popular food and travel blog, Off the Eaten Path, which she initially created in 2013 to combine her love of food and writing. In addition to running her food blog, Chrissie works full-time as an Assistant Public Defender here in Mecklenburg County. When she's not writing or taking photos of her kitchen creations, Chrissie loves visiting local restaurants and craft breweries, traveling, taking weekend road trips with her husband, AJ, hanging out with her family and friends, and spending time outdoors, especially at the beach.