6 Original Spring Dinner Party Ideas

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Spring is the perfect time to dust off your patio furniture and plan a dinner soirée to celebrate the sunshine and warm weather. If you want to host a spring dinner party, here are some ideas and delicious recipes to inspire you.

The Magic of Spring Gatherings

When the snow starts to melt, and temperatures begin to rise, spring is surely on its way. The balmy weather makes spring an ideal time to get family and friends together.

It's also the perfect time to stretch your legs after being cooped up all winter and celebrate the new beginnings that come with spring.

6 Lovely Spring Dinner Party Ideas

When you think of spring, you probably picture pastel colors, flowers, and sunshine. So take these ideas and run with them!

There are so many ways to get creative with a spring dinner party using these images as inspiration.

  1. Floral-Themed Foods

You can find so many creative floral-themed dishes to prepare for your guests. Some fun ideas include edible fruit bouquets, zucchini rose tartlets, and floral-themed cupcakes, which are all easy enough to prepare at home. You can even use edible flowers as a garnish on a fresh salad or delicious cake. Plus, fresh herbs like basil and mint add a light flavor combo to your florals.

If you want something more intricate, hiring a professional chef to create a floral-themed meal is always an option.

  1. Pastel Dress Code

Giving your guests a theme to follow when they're picking out their wardrobe is always a fun way to liven up a dinner party. Ask your guests to wear their favorite pastels as a fun way to get into the springtime theme. It's up to you to decide how formally you want them to dress for the occasion, but whether you're looking for fancy outfits or casual wear, you and your guests will enjoy all the bright pops of color from everyone's outfits.

Be sure to remind your guests that pastels aren't just for women and that everyone should have a fun time playing around with their wardrobe for this event!

  1. Outdoor Brunch Celebration

There's no better way to enjoy your yard or garden in full bloom than to plan an outdoor party. To take advantage of the daylight and warmth, a hearty brunch is the way to go in the springtime.

The beauty of brunch is that you can serve easy classics with plenty of butter toast or go for something more upscale depending on how fancy you want to go. Kids also love brunch, so this could be a great solution if you're looking for a sweet way to entertain all ages. 

  1. Easter Hunt & Feast

If you're hosting Easter this year, start the day off with a fun Easter egg hunt for the kiddos in the yard or at a park. After everyone has worked up an appetite searching for eggs, bring the party inside for a delicious Easter feast. Ham with all the fixings is the most traditional recipe, but feel free to break away from the norm and try something different.

If you like, prepare a main dish—like roast ham, roasted chicken, or something vegetarian—and then curate a list of possible side dishes to go with it. Think cold pasta, tender salmon bites, or buttery radishes. If you don't want to take the challenge on by yourself, you could ask your guests to each bring a side or dessert.

To really impress, why not hire a chef to whip up the entire meal? This gives you more time to enjoy spending this special holiday with the ones you love.

  1. Picnic Party

Another fun spring party idea is to enjoy dining al fresco with a picnic party. This is another option that works for all ages, as you can set up a mix of picnic blankets and picnic tables around the yard. When it comes to the menu, you could go more casual with catered deli sandwiches and sides or fire up the grill to make burgers and hot dogs for everyone. Just like with an Easter feast, you could turn the picnic into a potluck if you're going to be hosting a large number of guests.

On the other hand, who says a picnic can't be upscale? This is the perfect opportunity to whip up some impressive cocktails to serve alongside crisp spring peas, a fresh shrimp cocktail, a savory charcuterie board, or other delightful recipes.

Bringing a private chef on board can really elevate your picnic to the gourmet level if you want to throw an outdoor dinner that will get rave reviews and your guests will never forget.

  1. Fresh Fruit Explosion

There are tons of juicy fruits that are in season in spring, so why not highlight this fresh taste at your dinner party? Preparing fruit salad or bouquets is a simple way to let the flavors shine while keeping the dishes relatively simple. But if you want to be more creative, it's so easy to work fruit into any meal!

When it comes to starters, add fresh fruit to a charcuterie spread to balance the saltiness of the meat and cheese. As a main dish, get creative with something like pineapple fried rice, apricot chicken, or seafood with Meyer lemon zest.

When it comes to dessert, you have endless options since rhubarb, cherries, strawberries, and lemons are all in season. Pies, tarts, or even cakes can really let the flavors of these fruits speak for themselves.

Host a Spring Dinner Party With INTUEAT

For your next spring dinner party, why not treat yourself and hire a private chef from INTUEAT? Your chef can whip up a gourmet meal in your kitchen while you get to spend more time enjoying every moment with your guests. What's more is that your chef will do all of the shopping and cleanup, too!

Check out INTUEAT's website or mobile app to see all of the chefs in your area. Plug in some key info like the date you need a chef for and how many guests you will have to see who is available. Once you find a chef you're interested in, reach out to them, and you'll hear back within 24 hours.

INTUEAT makes the process of hiring a private chef so easy and accessible you'll wonder why you never hired a chef for all of your spring dinner parties!

Love to dine al fresco, but looking for new ideas? Check out 10 Garden Party Menu Ideas Recommended By Private Chefs.

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Feeling inspired to start planning your own event? Find your INTUEAT personal chef in Sarasota, Denver, Colorado Springs, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale!

Jennifer Rives

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