Hosting Together: Spring Potluck

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With warm weather finally appearing at the end of an arduous winter tunnel, what better time to throw a celebration in honor of Spring? Potlucks are truly the perfect kind of party, as it’s pretty much a guarantee that there will be something scrumptious for everyone to enjoy if each person brings a dish they love. Here are some foolproof tips for throwing a springy bash that will keep stress levels low and the laid-back vibes high.

1. Have A Themespring potluck
While lasagna, fish tacos and deviled eggs are all great in their own right, they don’t exactly create the most cohesive spread. It doesn’t have to be super specific, but narrowing down the types of noshes is key. Go with a type of cuisine (Mediterranean and Thai are great lighter options), or make it a game and pick a few key ingredients your guests can incorporate into their dishes if they’re feeling up for a challenge!

2. Keep the Menu Seasonalzola_potluck_3Strawberries, asparagus, peas and artichokes are all in their peak season, so if you’re going the ‘key ingredient’ route, choose one of these fresh options! We’re salivating over these Spring Veggie & Lemon Moroccan Chicken Skewers with Minted Goat Cheese Yogurt from Half Baked Harvest.

3. Divvy Out Some Dish Assignmentszola_potluck_5
While laid-back is the keyword for this type if soirée, you’ll still need some semblance of organization to avoid a dinner table filled with eight desserts and one appetizer dish. Shoot a quick email with a sign-up for apps, main dishes, desserts for a meal that will be bountiful but balanced. And don’t be shy to ask everyone to bring a beverage that will pair well with their dish – how stunning are Martha Stewart’s Lillet Rose Spring Cocktails?

4. Perk Up the Table With A Pop of Color!zola_potluck_1
We’re so over dark, dramatic hues – this is the time to incorporate airy, bright colors onto the table that celebrate the season’s arrival. The Zola Exclusive 3-Piece Mini Vase Set from Middle Kingdom are vibrant vessels fit for a cheery flower arrangement,

5. Send your guests off with leftovers!zola_potluck_2Chances are you’ll have some grub to spare at the end of the night – how about sending your guests off with an adorable take-away container so they can enjoy leftovers the next day?

Images || (Feat.) Luisa Brimble for OzHarvest, (1) Kinfolk, (2) Half Baked Harvest, (3) Martha Stewart, (4) Zola, (5) Cupcakes & Cashmere

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