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12 Pin-Worthy Spring Party Favors

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We’ve got spring on our minds, and just in time for party hosting

Pin these great seasonal favor ideas on your own wedding and party boards!

As the warm weather approaches, we have entertaining on our brains more than usual. We’re stoked about picnic baskets, beach coolers, Mother’s Day breakfast in bed, and even Cinco de Mayo candy-filled piñatas.

However, what we’re most excited about is expressing seasonality throughout our party themes. Incorporating fresh ingredients in our menus and cocktails, using bright color palettes in our décor, and presenting only the biggest blooms in our centerpieces are vital parts of hosting a successful spring soirée.

With all of these ideas already embedded in our plans, we’re shining a light on what your guests will take away from your bash, other than great leftovers that is. We're talking about party favors.

Sure, favors are totally optional and some people opt out in order to pennies or to put that money toward a charitable cause, but sending your friends and family home with a parting gift shows great sentiment and appreciation on your part.

Since spring is in full swing, we’re using the season as an outlet for party favors. We’ve scoured our favorite Pinterest boards to find the freshest, brightest, and downright cleverest favors fit for your future parties.


20 Spring Party Themes to Celebrate the Season

There's just something about the end of the winter hibernation that transforms humans into social butterflies. Without fail, once that first daffodil makes an appearance, our calendars begin to fill up with everything from barn-tastic weddings to super cute baby showers and everything in between. And let's not forget those spring parties that spontaneously pop up for no other reason than just to hang with your friends. Don't tell your Type-A, clipboard-carrying, party-planning-extraordinaire pals, but those are usually the most fun, right?

When it comes to springtime party planning, you can fuss as much (or as little) as you want. Whether you're throwing a casual or elegant celebration, an overall party theme will help keep your planning efforts focused while you pull together all the details. In addition, a tight color palette will help guide choices on napkins, tablecloths, decorations, favors, flowers, food, and countless other decisions that are sure to come up.

For a fancier affair like Mother's Day brunch or Easter brunch, a decidedly feminine floral theme (think lovely china patterns against a pastel color palette) is pretty and appropriate. Fresh blooms readily available this time of year make for the ultimate spring centerpiece. A garden party naturally calls for earthy terra-cotta used in typical and surprising ways, or take the spring garden theme full circle by including fresh-from-the-garden ingredients in your menu.

There are plenty of no-fuss parties that can be thrown together at a moment's notice&mdashhappy hour cocktails on the porch with pre-made punches and nibbles, two-ingredient ice cream floats for a kid-approved get-together, and in the country, we especially love a spur-of-the-moment picnic with make-ahead fixins. If this "loose theme" type of entertaining is more your jam, keep your pantry stocked with mixers and snacks, and you'll always be party-ready.

Here, a curated guide to spring party themes. Let the frolicking begin!

For a decidedly rustic, woodland-themed Easter table, start with natural elements like wood slice chargers and a burlap runner to set the tone. Fleck tan acrylic paint (thinned with a bit of water) on undyed farm eggs with a small paintbrush. Once dry, use a gold paint pen to draw guests&rsquo initials, then place atop a nest of moss and twigs. Place additional flecked eggs on candlesticks (interspersed with anemones, ferns, and eucalyptus) to add height and texture to the table. To continue the forest theme, choose flatware with twig-style handles.

For a sweet birthday party setting, let collectibles guide you. Here, strawberries rule, as seen on the pitcher, containers, artwork, and glassware, as well as the wallpaper and light fixture!

A vintage tulip-patterned quilt lays the groundwork for a thematic spring celebration. Pastel plates and a pretty rose-colored pitcher up the feminine vibe. Curvy tulip stemware is in keeping with the theme.

Party favor recommendation: Sugar cookies cut from tulip-shaped cutters make for a sweet take-home gift.

Memorial Day celebrates the end of spring and ushers in summer in a festive display of red, white, and blue. Patriotic pinwheels crafted from fabric with cute soda cap centers can be reused for the 4th of July. Craft a garland using baker&rsquos twine and paper straws cut at varying lengths.

Snack on Parmesan Tots served in vintage soda crates, and stir up a float, made just the way you like it. We suggest classic cola with cherry ice cream and root beer with vanilla ice cream (try caramel sauce on top!).

Gather your girlfriends, stake out the perfect patch of green, and enjoy wine, wickets, and dainty (but filling) finger foods. A vintage tablecloth is the picnic equivalent of a doily (but leave the family heirloom at home in case of grass stains and spills). Need a menu for your picnic? Consider a Cheese Ball Trio, Sweet Pea & Avocado Soup, Orange-Olive Romaine Salad, and Boozy Fruit Salad.

An enclosed porch with a bright painted floor is packed with seating to host a spontaneous, casual get-together. A table positioned in the middle of the action is a proper perch for snacks, drinks, and a crowd-sourced puzzle.

Featuring garden ingredients like Pea-and-Mint Stuffed Shells, a springtime pasta and chopped salad supper with family and friends is always a good idea. Decorate the table in a seasonal colorway (here, blue, white, and yellow create a fresh look). Daffodils plucked from the yard add a cheerful touch to the table setting.

Bar cart equals portable party, which makes spring entertaining a breeze. Pre-made punches mean you don't have to play bartender all evening. Stock a multi-tiered bar cart with acrylic drinkware, straws, and cute paper napkins, and let guests help themselves. Bring out a record player and a stack of albums&mdashsomeone is sure to fill the role of DJ!

You bring the food and ask your crew to BYOB (Bring Your Own Beanbags) for a friendly corn hole tournament. Snack on springtime staples with a twist (see menu below). Haul it all to the park in a sturdy picnic basket, and spread it out on a country red gingham blanket for easy serving. Transport iced tea in a large glass jug with a tight lid.

Nothing says "ladies who lunch" more so than chicken salad. Offer several versions of chicken salad along with an assortment of crackers so guests can pick their favorite or sample them all. Simple white plates, collected silver, and mismatch floral napkins keep the vibe classy and feminine.

Invite fellow gardeners to a breezy brunch complete with vintage seed packets, garden-to-glass cocktails, and a whole lotta terra-cotta. Dress up a rustic farm table with spring flowers arranged in terra-cotta pots and pretty place settings using terra-cotta pot &ldquosaucers&rdquo as chargers.

Bring the outside in with moss, lavender, and ferns in hanging baskets. Daffodil blooms create a focal point on the table, while natural fiber placemats and simple dinner and salad plates round out the look. Designate seating with mini ceramic pots filled with moss and a marbleized egg.

A spring picnic with suds and sandwiches makes for a laid-back afternoon outdoors. Bring along an easily transportable bocce set for entertainment. Tip: Keep a solar-powered radio handy for background tunes wherever you go. Or place your phone in a plastic cup to amplify the sound.

For a pretty Easter table, nestle mismatched vintage flatware on assorted cotton napkins, and tie each bundle with a pastel ribbon for a special touch. A sweet floral arrangement in a pitcher from the cupboard acts as a centerpiece.

On the menu:

Create a breakfast buffet your friends and family will go bananas for! Invite neighbors to walk over in their PJs for a homemade, diner-inspired breakfast or brunch buffet at your house. Serve these new favorites featuring bananas on the kitchen counter for an easy serve-yourself morning get-together, with an endless cuppa joe, of course.

Do as the British do. Host an afternoon tea party for a change of entertaining pace. Serve Jasmine Madeleines with Lemon-Poppy Seed Glaze alongside an assortment of teas, such as Earl Grey and Assam as well as herbal varieties like chamomile and mint.

The springy blue-and-white palette with pretty cups and saucers and a decorative tea pot is a dainty backdrop for a 4 p.m. soiree.

This seaside-themed beach party features Classic Lobster Rolls and a host of portable sides (see below). In lieu of a table, simply set a beach linen striped blanket with melamine plates and colorful bamboo flatware.

With a sunny breakfast nook this adorable, your friends won't want to leave after breakfast. A morning get-together is a great way to start the weekend, and the menu can be as simple as freshly baked scones and juice and coffee. Keep a garden stool handy for extra seating. It can easily be moved out of the way when not in use.

Warmer weather calls for a cool treat. Take your ice-cream party to the next level (and ditch the mess) with these festive, make-ahead ice cream sandwich recipes. You can add even more color by adding extra sprinkles to the waffle batter, plus multihued striped linens stick with the springy, rainbow theme.

Pro tip: To keep these treats colder longer, nestle a serving platter in a larger bowl of ice.

Grazers unite! For the ultimate, casual outdoor affair, take it to the porch. Lay out a buffet of finger foods featuring seasonal ingredients that embrace the great outdoors, just like a good ol' porch party does. Set placemats down the length of a farm table for a mismatched runner that sets a come-as-you-are tone. Pick a color palette (here, quintessentially country blue and white), and stick with it when choosing serving pieces and napkins.

On the menu:
Sweet Pea Green Goddess Dip
Apricot-Prosciutto Focaccia
Tomato-Manchego Tartlets
Chile-Lime Corn Wheels
Mozzarella, Red Pepper & Bacon Skewers
Cookiewiches (Sandwich two store-bought cookies with a favorite jam or spread. Roll the outer edges with a crumbly coating of your choice for decorative texture.)


16 Fun and Memorable Spring Party Ideas

Follow our guide to be the hostess with the most-ess this season.

Spring is in full swing, which means it's party season! To take the stress out of planning with this useful guide for all occasions.

Save these spring party ideas for later by pinning this image, and follow Woman's Day on Pinterest for more.

It's spring&mdashso think color! Light pastel colors always work for spring&mdashlavender, yellow, pink, and sage green are some of our favorites.

Get creative when planning your party menu. You can include a dessert like this beautiful meringue wreath that doubles as festive decor.

Don't let your guests leave without a special gift! These cute mini flower boutiques are so easy to make and don't blow your party budget.

Get tutorial at Homey Oh My.

Mason jars are useful for holding flowers, candies, food, and more. Feature these DIY distressed mason jars for a nice touch of color.

Get the tutorial at It All Started With Paint.

Give guests a warm welcome with this spring set-up&mdashyour invitees will be delighted before they even knock on the door.

Get the tutorial at Cottage in the Oaks.

Drop these colorful ice cubes in your serving glasses or include them in a big bowl to cool wine bottles.

Get the tutorial at The View From Great Island.

Simple arrangements of daisies fit the bill, or try using cupcake liners for a creative DIY centerpiece.

Pick a region of the world and let that be a focus for your party planning. For example, you could use Spain as a guide, playing Spanish music and serving paella, ceviche, tapas, and sangria.

String these inexpensive lights along fences, wrap them around small bushes, or hang them across a dining table to make a pretty statement.

Fresh fruit makes for a beautiful and simple dessert&mdashand can even make for an eye-catching centerpiece.

White unscented candles are classic and affordable. Buy them in different shapes and sizes&mdashtea lights, floating votives, pillars&mdashand crowd them together in groups on tables. Place them inside hurricanes if it's going to be windy.

Don't offer a cheese platter or any type of food that can spoil. Instead, offer foods that can sit for a period of time and are safe to eat warm or at room temperature.

There's no need for a big main dish! Unless you're planning a formal sit-down dinner, explore side dish and appetizer options that make party planning and prep much easier for you.

Colorful, refreshing drinks make a spring party much more fun. Serve sangria and fruit punch in pitchers and store in the fridge to keep it cool.

It's best to plan for two and a half plates per person. For cocktails, make sure each guest is able to have at least two glasses for the first hour and then one glass for every hour after.


Spring Party Decoration & Favor Ideas

Spring into crafting fun with these creative, captivating and colorful DIY ideas. From centerpieces to dazzling decor to so much more, this idea gallery will inspire you to fill warm, sunny days with projects galore. Now ever if you don't have a green thumb, you're sure to at least grow big smiles this year with our spring craft ideas!

Say "bye-bye" to those winter blues and "hello!!" to everything from colorful flowers and days spent outside under the sun to the return of butterflies and cute critters like rabbits-at this point, we'd even take those weeks where the rain just won't stop! So what's the best way to celebrate the return of spring? With all our crafty things! That's why we've created this gallery of easy-to-make ideas, each one including step-by-steps and a list of all the supplies we have to help you make it. Seriously, we can't think of an easier way to let your creativity bloom!

With the arrival of warm weather again, everyone's itching to freshen up their homes. This year, go beyond your annual spring-cleaning session. Instead, craft DIY decor that's sure to make a statement. Adorn your front door with one of our wow-worthy wreaths, turn a monogram letter into wall art or create birdhouses perfect for prettying up your patio. Let us inspire you to brighten your home for the best time of year!

After being holed-up through countless days of freezing temps and snow, it's no surprise that spring calls for countless celebrations. And one of the best things about this time of year is the return of wedding season! So brides, listen up! Here you'll be amazed by our awesome assortment of DIY wedding decor ideas. Crafting your own centerpieces, favors or ceremony canopy has never been easier!

Now it's time to talk about how our craft ideas can make you "hoppy"! Egg-citing and eggs-traordinary, our Easter projects include DIY jewelry great for sporting with your Sunday best, home decor and even creative party containers. Sure, the Easter Bunny is pretty magical, filling kids baskets around the world in just one night. But, hey, you might just outshine that big bunny if you use our ideas and craft supplies to make goodies galore. So what are you waiting for? Let's get cracking!


Pastels are often associated with spring and are simple to incorporate as a party theme. For instance, create table settlings using soft yellow, mint green, and pale pink. There's no need to match colors as long as you stay in the pastel range. Mix up frosting for baked goods with just a hint of color.


20 Easter Table Crafts and Favors

If you're someone like Martha, Easter is a holiday celebrated with happy fanfare. Every spring, she hosts an Easter lunch by sending out invitations to family and friends, preparing a buffet of vibrant seasonal dishes, and dyeing hundreds of eggs for children to find. Among her preparations, she arranges the house with whimsical and elegant thematic decorations. And of all the rooms, there is one communal space that needs her special attention to detail: The table, of course.

The table is where guests gather for the meal, enjoying each other's company and the delights that await them at their designated place. Upon taking their seat, perhaps they'll find a miniature basket of jelly-bean candy, a napkin folded into the shape of a bunny, or a single egg calligraphed with their name as a place card. Wow them with a centerpiece of decorative baskets or bright flower arrangements. Line the surface with custom tablecloths and folded napkins. Organize everyone's seat with a place card, leave them a surprise in the form of a personalized party favor, and everything needed for a guest's place setting. Last but not least, add spring motifs to round out the scene: bunny rabbits, young chicks, or a set of colorfully dyed eggs.

Your home is fresh from spring cleaning and decorated for the holiday&mdashfrom the front door to the outdoors&mdashand now all that remains is the dining table. Mix and match our creative ideas for your Easter table display or use them as inspiration to hatch your own style.


10 Super Cool Star Wars Desserts for the Geek in All of Us

Those with a creative eye know firsthand that inspiration is all around us. Whether you're energized by the earth tones of nature, a color-filled walk through a local farmer's market, or even by a quick scroll through Instagram, you never know what might spark a new creative project.

In the spirit of inspiring your next masterpiece, we're excited to partner with Bounty to fuel the next generation of artists and designers forward by launching a national design competition. We're calling on graphic designers to apply for a chance to see their work featured on a new Brit + Co and Bounty paper towel collection, set to launch in 2022.

Aside from the incredible exposure of having your illustrations on paper towels that'll be in stores across America next year, you'll also receive $5,000 for your art a scholarship for Selfmade, our 10-week entrepreneurship accelerator to take your design career to the next level (valued at $2,000) and a stand alone feature on Brit + Co spotlighting your artistry as a creator.

The Creatively You Design Competition launches Friday, May 21, 2021 and will be accepting submissions through Monday, June 7, 2021.

APPLY NOW

Who Should Apply: Women-identifying graphic designers and illustrators. (Due to medium limitations, we're not currently accepting design submissions from photographers or painters.)

What We're Looking For: Digital print and pattern designs that reflect your design aesthetic. Think optimistic, hopeful, bright — something you'd want to see inside your home.

How To Enter: Apply here, where you'll be asked to submit 2x original design files you own the rights to for consideration. Acceptable file formats include: .PNG, .JPG, .GIF, .SVG, .PSD, and .TIFF. Max file size 5GB. We'll also ask about your design inspiration and your personal info so we can keep in touch.

Artist Selection Process: Panelists from Brit + Co and P&G Bounty's creative teams will judge the submissions and select 50 finalists on June 11, 2021 who will receive a Selfmade scholarship for our summer 2021 session. Then, up to 8 artists will be selected from the finalists and notified on June 18, 2021. The chosen designers will be announced publicly in 2022 ahead of the product launch.

For any outstanding contest Qs, please see our main competition page. Good luck & happy creating!


Spring Flower Theme Party Part II

On Sunday I posted about making a bouquet of tissue paper Spring Flowers, a fun project for kids and cute addition to a spring party. Today I’m focusing on the cakes. I can’t even think about having a party without cupcakes. It’s just not possible! To continue my Spring Flower Theme, I made some candy flowers and decorated my cupcakes with mini bouquets. Here’s what you’ll need to make these Spring Flower Theme cupcakes :

1. Cupcakes!! Bake your favorites! This is one of our favorite recipes. Let them cool, then frost as you like…we used lemon frosting with a touch of green and yellow color.
2. Colorful candies. You’ll want some fruit chews, like taffy or Starburst in various colors. I also used Skittles.3. Tiny cookie cutters. You can cut the candy shapes with a knife, but it’s much easier with cutters.
4. Rolling pin, knife, wax paper, and toothpicks to shape and embellish your petals and leaves.Start by taking a taffy candy (step 1 above) and rolling it flat on wax paper with the rolling pin. (You will really have to lean into it, so make a little dent in the center of the candy first, and then rotate the pin from there–it will stay on the candy more easily.) Roll it until it is about 1/8″ thick (step 2) . Use one of your cutters for the petals of the flower, and use your knife to cut off small pieces of candy to use for embellishments (step 3) . For a daffodil, for example, cut a small strip and pinch the edges together to create the cup of the flower (step 4) . Put the pieces of your flower together and use a toothpick to add details to the flower (step 5) . Use these steps to create flowers in different shapes and colors, as shown above. To make tulips or rosebuds (see pink flower at the top of the photo), cut a long, thin strip of candy and roll it up like a jellyroll. Cut green Skittles in half to create leaves.

Finally, arrange your blossoms and leaves on the cupcakes. Make bouquets of one type of flower, or choose an assortment of colors.

Kids love to help with this project, too. They may need some help with rolling out the candies, but cutting the shapes, rolling petals in their fingers to make roses, and of course frosting and arranging decorations are all fun ways to prepare for a party! (See another post about spring parties that uses butterflies for the cupcakes…this would go well with the flowers, too!)

Please let me know if you liked these cupcake ideas! Did you make other kinds of flowers? Are there other candies you like to use to decorate? Please share your comments below!


Spring Garden Party Blooming with Fresh Ideas

Spring’s a wonderful time of year to host a garden party with friends, no matter where you live! And, that’s just what one of our favorite party stylists did on a lovely spring day after a long winter at her Ohio home. Lori, a creative party planner and owner of GiggleLiving.com, hosted a garden party, but not just any garden party. Lori threw a Potting Party in her garden.

“What could be more fun than to plant something pretty AND have a garden party at the same time?” says Lori who couldn’t wait to be outdoors to soak in some sunshine and dig in the dirt with friends after a long, snowy winter.

So, on a brisk, spring day, she gathered her friends in the backyard. They pulled on pretty, floral, gardening gloves, grabbed their terracotta pots, selected some early spring bloomers, and potted up their plants. Of course, it wasn’t all work and no play—they planted between snacking, laughing, and sipping iced tea! After all, it was the first outdoor party of the season.

Lori’s creativity knows no bounds. We learned this first-hand as we brainstormed about selecting the best edible image we would imprint on Fun to Eat Fruit apples for Lori’s garden party. We decided to personalize the apples with a simple, white hibiscus flower image. As Lori says, “you can never have too many flowers!”

We love collaborating with Lori. She incorporates so many cute details and new ways to use Fun to Eat Fruit apples for a party. Don’t you just adore the way she used a cupcake stand to display our apples for guests to snack on?

She amazed us with her creativity and innovative ideas to use Fun to Eat Fruit as:

T o see Lori’s Potting Party in its entirety—with lots more wonderful photos—check out her original post. And, remember, you can host a garden party in almost any season!

Order Fun to Eat Fruit for your party

Have a garden party or fun celebration coming up? Click here to order your very own personalized Fun to Eat Fruit to use as party decor, snacks and or favors!


Plan the Perfect Spring Party

There are a host of reasons to have a spring shindig with friends and family, from Mother's Day to showers to birthdays (we're having one of our own, you know). But how to throw a party that's low-key and low-cost? Choose a daytime buffet-style fete, like a dessert bar, serving foods that guests can eat with ease, like petite treats or fork-only fare. Prep as much as possible the day before: Arrange flowers (they'll be fine overnight), set out vessels (jazz up plain platters with patterned paper liners cut to fit), and plate nonperishable foods (cover with plastic wrap or leave candies and the like in bags). Most of all, keep the scene simple: Let single-flower arrangements, delicious food displayed at interesting levels, and favors in plain sight put the focus on what the guests really came for: having a good time.

Save money and hassle by not stocking a full bar. Instead, serve a tasty cocktail (like pomegranate-Prosecco punch) and a nonalcoholic alternative (such as mint-garnished lemonade), mixed in advance. Set the drink station with beverages in pitchers or other serve-yourself vessels, an ice bucket, napkins, and garnishes like citrus slices or berries to add flavor and style. Choose glasses that will be simple for guests to balance rather than pretty-yet-precarious stemware. A fun, functional touch: Pre-label straws with attendees' names, affixing tags with tape.

Here's a way to let partygoers savor the memories: Send them home with favors featuring the fete's standout snack or sweet, like the French macaroons here. Make or buy extra batches, nestle them in gift boxes lined with tissue paper, and embellish with ribbon and the honoree's initial (we used a rubber stamp and stickers).

Show the woman of the day how much she's loved with a guest book filled with thoughtful messages leave facing pages blank for inserting snapshots later. Last, wrap up the flowers that were used as decorations for the special lady. And then? Relax.

Keep: Gift tags or cards as a quick way to remember who gave the guest of honor what (and make the sending of her thank-yous that much easier). As presents are opened, have someone jot down a brief description of the gift on the back of the corresponding tag or envelope gather them to hand over to the honoree.

Toss: Or relocate clutter, personal items (mail, magazines), and breakables in the main party areas (don't forget the guest bathroom) a couple of days before the event. Also, reposition furniture, if needed, to make sure the party traffic will flow.

Keep: Extras on hand &mdash glasses, utensils, and plates, plus food and drink &mdash for the attendee who forgot to RSVP or the one who oh-so-politely asks to bring a relative or friend.

Don't skip this tip: For a casual party with pals who check e-mail, try online invites like those from ad-free Paperless Post. For a slightly fancier affair &mdash with, say, a mom of the bride to appease &mdash go with polished, print-at-home cards by Shutterfly or MyCardMaker.



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