Plan an outdoor event to celebrate the arrival of spring

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When the Chicago area finally warms up, you may want to consider hosting a party outdoors to celebrate. Whether you are planning a bridal shower, a birthday party or you simply want to host a unique event for the season, an outdoor party is the perfect way to enjoy some sunshine around friends and family. Here are a few tips to help you execute the perfect spring event.

Schedule outdoor games and entertainment

Even if the main event is in a tent, you should reserve some time to spend under the sun during your event. Your guests will love heading outdoors to watch live entertainment or play picnic games all afternoon.

Include seasonal ingredients on the menu

With warmer weather comes a rediscovery of the delicious foods you missed all winter. To celebrate the arrival of new seasonal foods, you may want to serve elegant favorites like fennel salad, roasted radishes or herby risotto. You can also incorporate seasonal fruits into festive cocktails featuring strawberries, grapefruit or fresh herbs.

Offer cool refreshments

Even in mild spring temperatures, your guests may need a way to cool down. Be sure to offer plenty of cold drinks, such as bottled water, lemonade or fresh-squeezed orange juice. You may also want to set up a shaded area if a tent is unavailable.

Bolingbrook Golf Club hosts a variety of tent and outdoor events, so they can ensure every detail of your springtime party is perfect. To start planning your event today, visit them online or call 630-771-9400.  

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