Entertaining: Spring Party

Entertaining: Spring Party

Hub and I hosted a small family get-together last month, and it really reminded me how much I truly do LOVE to entertain. I have to do it more often: at the drop of a hat and for absolutely no reason at all 🙂

Entertaining: Spring Party: Lemonade and Peach Iced Tea

Lemonade and Peach Iced Tea

I don’t remember where I bought these glass beverage jars – Crate & Barrel, maybe? HomeGoods? – but they are definitely one of my entertaining staples. Although they don’t leak unless I forget to turn the lever to the “off” position, I usually place the jars on a cooling rack with a bar mop underneath to catch any condensation and drips.

Entertaining: Spring Party: Table Decor

Hot Pink Tulips!

Entertaining: Spring Party: Buffet

Silverware in Mini Terracotta Pots

The napkin rings, menu, and butterflies were crafted from regular card stock and scrapbook paper. I don’t actually scrapbook, but I can’t resist pretty papers.

Entertaining: Spring Party: Menu

Menu + More Pink Tulips

Entertaining: Spring Party: Food

Chicken Salad Sandwiches (served on both croissants and honey whole wheat toast)

Entertaining: Spring Party: Buffet 2

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes and Lemon & Garlic Green Beans

I ordered chicken fingers from Publix, just in case the kiddies in attendance weren’t feeling chicken salad sandwiches. They weren’t, lol.

Entertaining: Spring Party: Strawberry Cream Cake

Strawberry Cream Cake

For dessert, we served homemade pecan pie, which I forgot to photograph, and this crowd pleasing strawberry cream cake from Whole Foods.


  1. This chicken salad is unbelievable! I love it

  2. I just want to say I love your blog…I love the pictures, your creativity, the topics—simply everything you post. After reading your blog, I always am inspired to try something new!

    Keep it up!

    • Joy and Sunshine says:

      WOW! Thanks, Karol! That is really one of the nicest things anyone’s ever told me about my lil blog, and I really do appreciate the sentiment. Thanks again, and please share any J&S inspired projects you try 🙂

  3. Looks like a fun get together! I love any excuse to throw a (mini) party 🙂

  4. You thought of everything! I love it!

  5. You are so creative..love it! I need entertaining lessons.

    • Joy and Sunshine says:

      Thank you! No lessons needed: Just do what you love how you love to do it, and your guests will have a ball 🙂

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