Monday, May 11, 2009

spring has sprung.

this is spring in minneapolis:

we run (i walk) around lake calhoun, we spruce up our window boxes with beautiful annuals, we
leave the house, we dine alfresco and we have parties!

spring (ESPECIALLY in minneapolis) is as good a reason as any to throw a party. spring also seems to be the time we are invited to or hosting bridal showers, mother’s day luncheons and graduation parties.
Martha Stewart Weddings

at give my regards to we offer three distinct levels of event planning services: full service, day of and hourly (see for a full descrip of each). hourly is great for the self-starter who knows they want to throw their niece a beautiful but understated bridal shower for her july wedding or the busy parents who want to express to their grad how proud they are of his accomplishments. with hourly consultation, i fill in the bash blanks on menu, d├ęcor, etc. here’s how:

a few fun ideas
to add some primavera to your par-tay:

think fresh, local and seasonal accents…

  • neighborhood farmers markets are sproutin’ up everywhere. check here first for tulips that can make a stunning centerpiece.
  • in-season asparagus, melon and berries = fresh, available and affordable. wrap the melon in proscuitto, grill the asparagus and top with feta and balsamic and serve berries with mascarpone and lemon zest and you have a fanciful meal!

use color to emanate the season…

  • yellow (way hot right now, ps), orange and pinks are all indicative of spring. add some bright green to make it pop.
  • use these spring colors in your linens, floral, food and invite. are you following along? if so, you know THIS is your theme!

source spring as your favor…

  • a petite potted herb (that could adorably double as the place card)
  • brightly colored candy ( in clear boxes (so as not to hide our hues)
  • the tulip centerpieces! (visit ikea for vases and you won’t care that they walk away.)

now go already and celebrate spring!


lindsay piram
event planner & producer

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