Apr 04 7 Ways To Get Into The Swing Of Spring
We absolutely love the transition from winter to spring. Longer days, warmer nights, light-weight PJs, cocktails at sunset, sand, sun, the promise of summer … need we say more?!
As you shrug off your parka and freshen your supplies of allergy medicine, here are 7 quick and easy ways you can get the most out of the season.
Host A Girls’ Night
Often in winter, we tend to hibernate … we just don’t socialize as much as we did during the warmer months. Now it’s time to dust off your metaphorical apron (you don’t really need to wear one!) and invite your friends over for a fun get-together. Here are some great tips from our friends Dawn and Elizabeth for hosting a ladies’ night with some fabulous wine.
Watch the Big Game with Friends
Maybe you’re thinking of getting a group of friends over for a game day party? Whether it’s playoff basketball, the US Open or the last day of the Masters, here are some great tips for what to serve that’s easy and delicious. And the great thing about this menu? It works all year round.
Arrange a Playdate for the Kids
Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or having a group playdate, you need a few great recipes and tricks up your sleeve to keep those tummies full and the smiles on their faces. These colorful, inexpensive and simple ideas are guaranteed winners that will keep the kids coming back for more.
Purify Your Travel Regimen
Spring is a good time to think about travel. What are your plans for the rest of the year? Summer is coming and the kids will be off school before you know it. Whether you’re lucky enough to be able to plan a long break at an exotic location or you have to squeeze in mini-breaks between work and other responsibilities, it’s great to be able to get away. Here are some tips for staying healthy while traveling so you can enjoy your vacation time to its fullest.
Put Some Spring In Your Diet
Spring is also a great time to revisit your health goals. Get outside: go for a walk, ride a bike, take the whole family on a hike near your house. And don’t forget to take a look at what you’re eating. You can always eat more vegetables. Here’s a great way to get more into your diet and ensure that the springtime you is a healthy one.
Make Dessert Light and Delicious
So now you’ve eaten your fill of vegetables, it’s time to make dessert! For springtime, you want something that’s light, delicious and full of flavor. And if you’ve got access to a steady supply of lemons, this homemade lemon meringue pie is a winner!
Create a Sharable Spring Punch
When we discussed our fave things about spring at the beginning of this article, we mentioned cocktails at sunset. No Swing into Spring article would be complete without a fabulous springtime cocktail – and this one’s a winner. It will take you right through to summer and is awesome served when you’re entertaining at home.
We hope we’ve motivated you to get the most out of spring. Did you notice we didn’t mention spring cleaning once? We think springtime is much too precious to waste cleaning!
Whatever you’re doing, don’t forget to look around you and enjoy every day to its fullest.