While we can probably name 100 things, off the top of our heads, that we love about spring, we have narrowed it down to the Top 10. It was tough, considering all the fun (and sometimes outrageous) holidays, celebrations, graduations, and weddings that occur during the spring season. Spring Cleaning didn’t make the cut on this list, but we are even looking forward to that refreshing chore!

 

lanteren wedding 1) Weddings

Spring weddings are colorful, bright, always lively, and the most classic time of year to tie-the-knot.  Weddings in the spring can feature local spring produce, in-season florals, and dazzling cakes.  Spring weddings are wonderful for both city and mountain locations and do well with small intimate groups, or large sized guest lists. The weather is typically cooler than blazing hot summer days, so everyone stays comfortable (no runny mascara!) Wedding dresses can be short or long, and bridesmaids’ attire can be multi-colored. Spring weddings also do well at anytime of the day: evenings, lunchtime, or brunch…. Speaking of…

 

 

 

 

2) Brunch

Springtime brunch gives us a chance to feature the season’s best produce.  Asparagus, berries, baby greens, and herbs all begin to sprout up 7-feature_menu_brunch_1500x1000around this time of year.  Sunny spring mornings and brunch appropriate holidays, such as Mother’s Day and Easter are the perfect excuse for mimosas and all day parties!

 

 

 

 

 

 

3) Saint Patrick’s Day (Monday, March 17th)

With corned beef, Irish soda bread, pinches, shamrocks, pots of gold, leprechauns, and everyone being “Irish” for a day, Saint Patty’s gives us a reason to ring in spring with a little silliness- green beer optional.

 

 

4) GardensColorful_spring_garden

Now is the time to get our gardens ready for summer and gear up for longer days spent outside.  Flowers will bloom, and trees become green.  We get to do the fun, and dirty work of turning over soil, planting seeds and bulbs, patiently giving our gardens TLC through the next few months of warmer weather. Beautiful spring and summer evenings spent outside are a huge reward for the hard work.

 

 

 

5) Easter Sunday (April 20th)

Baskets filled with candy, a big bunny, hosting indulgent brunches, dying eggs, and then hunting them, and children dressed in their Sunday best, Easter is a holiday meant for spring.

 

 

BBQ Food6) Barbecues

Spring is time to dust off the grill and fire it up because grillin’ season gets into swing, and quick.  Steak, ribs, corn on the cob, hotdogs, barbeque chicken, burgers, shrimp kabobs, peaches, pineapple…. Well you get the picture—we love the ease and flavor that comes with grilled foods.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7) Mothers Day (Sunday, May 11th)

We love our moms and Mother’s Day gives us a chance to show her just how much!  Spring flower bouquets, yet another great excuse for a decadent spring brunch, and a day spent with family– Mother’s Day is an ideal spring holiday!

 

 

 

8) Graduationsgraduation_party

After years of hard work, a party is in order for all graduates.  It is always gratifying to invite friends and family to celebrate dedication and new chapters with warmer weather, and everyone coming out from hibernating and studying makes spring an ideal time to celebrate a graduation.

 

 

 

 

9) Company Picnics

We see our co-workers in the office day-in and day-out.  It is so refreshing when the weather warms up and we are able to get outside and do something outside of the norm, getting to know our co-workers on a more personal level and meeting their families with an outdoor company picnic, complete with games and great food.

 

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10) Farmers Markets

In the spring we are able to get out in our communities and visit our local farmers markets.  The fruits (and vegetables) of each farmer’s labors are presented to us with knowledge, and recipe ideas straight from the source.

 

 

 

 

What is your favorite part about spring?  We’d love to hear your comments below!

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