How To Host The Ultimate Spring Racing Party
A spring racing party is a great excuse to get family and friends together and to enjoy some delicious food and drinks while getting in the festive race mood. If you’re wondering how to host the ultimate spring racing party without the stress, read on for some easy and affordable decoration, food and beverage ideas for your ultimate party!
Get in the spring racing mood by dressing up! Ask all your female guests to wear their best spring frocks and fascinators while the men wear their best suits. Fun for everyone, dressing up instantly creates a party mood and gets your guests excited for the race even though you are watching from home. Don’t forget to encourage your guests to have fun with the racing theme and experiment with bold headwear and fun colours.
As your party will be in the afternoon and people will most likely be drinking, make sure you plan ahead and have plenty of nibbles for your guests to eat. Some great spring food party ideas include small sandwiches, mini burgers, quiches and of course Chris’ Dips with a selection of cheeses, cold meats and crackers. Delicious cupcakes topped with horseshoe motifs and horse heads are a great finishing touch.
As a general rule, make sure you serve finger foods earlier in the day that don’t require more than a bite or two to consume, as most people will have a drink in their other hand that can make eating larger dishes difficult.
Remember to bring out an extra few plates of hearty food designed to soak up alcohol mid to late afternoon after your guests have had a few drinks. Great ideas include mini-pizzas, fish and chips, or small gourmet sausage rolls!
Have fun with drinks:
Champagne is a must for any spring racing party as are fun springtime cocktails in seasonable colours like pink and red. A watermelon punch is perfect as are strawberry basil berry margaritas, or a classic Pimms cocktail. Serve in a large clear bowl and encourage guests to help themselves throughout the day.
To make sure your home looks like spring has just sprung and that you are in the racing mood, make sure you decorate to match the season! Bold and bright coloured flowers are a must, as are lanterns and pretty fairy lights. If you’re wondering where to start, a great idea is to choose two theme colours and use them throughout your household decorations. This includes flowers, candles, table linen, and even food.
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