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Children are running, and there’s laughter all around. Fun conversation is shared while the table is overflowing with delectable treats. There are hands reaching and mom’s pointing, and dad’s laughing there are uncles and aunts, cousins and friends that we call family. There are flowers blooming and blue skies reaching as far as the eye can see. There are full hearts as we enjoy the weather, the food and the soak in the people we love. These are the memories that I think about when someone asks me about spring.
I want my kids to also grow up with unforgettable memories of time with our family and friends. I want them to have time to connect with our relatives and interact with them; that’s why I made it a tradition to host at least one family gathering during this season.
Spring and summer are the perfect seasons for entertaining family and friends. The weather is ideal for indoor or outdoor parties, and there are lots of fresh food to choose from. It is not important if the gathering is big or small, what’s important is you have the company of people that are close to you. It’s just the perfect time to disconnect from technology and connect with the people that matter. These gatherings are an opportunity to create a memorable experience that everyone will cherish.
To help you prepare for your gathering, here are some easy entertaining ideas for spring and summer
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2. Prepare a guest list.
You want the event to be a fun one so make sure to invite guests that will mingle well with each other.
3. Good food.
Of course no home entertaining is complete without good food.
I love serving salads and these are some of my favorites
Prepare a good dip just like this Ugly Dip Recipe
4. Add some fun and cozy decor.
I love a relaxed mood or atmosphere that’s why I always put comfy rugs and pillows that our guests can use. You can also add some fun centerpieces that you can DIY with the help of your kids.
5. Prepare good music.
Prepare an awesome playlist to set the mood of your guests.
What is your favorite memory from a family gathering?