How To Host A Spring Fling

Written by on March 26, 2014 in Entertaining, Lifestyle - 13 Comments
spring hostess tips
To get some serious spring-spiration, we caught up with NYC-based event planner Natalie Trento. She gave us her five tips on how to throw the perfect spring party! We just adore her bright, colorful aesthetic — and we can’t wait to put her advice into action!
By Julia Dzafic of Lemon Stripes
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  • 1. Decide on a color scheme and stick to it. This will ensure that your overall design is cohesive.

  • 2. A great way to brighten up any space is with fresh flowers. There are times when I like to create a really uniform look, using only a couple different varieties of flowers in a single shade. For a more vibrant aesthetic, I like to mix things up and feature different flowers in various — but complementary! — colors.

  • 3. A cute, inexpensive way to make your guests feel super special? Hand out yummy favors in brightly printed paper bags. Baked goods or chocolates are always well-received!

  • 4. Use white dishes so that the design elements and overall color scheme can take center stage. If your plates do have a bit of a pattern, just make sure it doesn’t detract from your desired aesthetic!

  • 5. A fun way to dress up water or cocktails is with slices of fresh fruit. Lemons and limes are always a big hit, but I also like to use blackberries or slices of watermelon during the summer months.

  • ChelseaR

    I love her navy and coral dress in the picture, where is it from?

    • Natalie Trento

      Hi Chelsea,

      The dress is by Shoshanna. I believe it is described as the Coral Colorblocked Full Skirt Ponte Dress.


  • Rosa M. Diana

    I want to be invited to you spring fling! Beautiful post!

  • Tracy

    That dress is really chic!

  • Belinda

    I love the silver horn table shown on #4. Where is it from?!

  • Dana

    Great tips! Looks like so much fun.

  • Karen s

    I love the whit dishes with the polka dot edge and cloth napkins sitting beside on the small table! Where did you get these

    • Natalie Trento

      Hi Karen – The dishes are actually from HomeGoods (go figure!) and the tablecloth and matching napkins are by Cynthia Rowley.


  • R

    I love that peach colored dress with navy! Where is it from?

    • Natalie Trento

      Hi! The dress is by Shoshanna. So glad you liked it!

  • Andrea

    Beautifully styled pictures! I love the bunch of colorful tulips!
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

  • Fanny Zigdon

    If only spring would only come! So chic, Love it!
    Fanny Z

  • Amy Havins

    Love this. Makes me want to plan a little party asap! xx


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