Birds are singing, flowers are blooming and the sun is staying out late — spring is in the air! Before you know it, you'll be hitting the beach, working on your tan and sipping margaritas in the glow of summertime.
If the arrival of warm weather and sunshine isn't a reason to celebrate, then we don't know what is. So gather your besties and try these fun Spring Equinox party ideas to welcome the warmth and give winter the old heave-ho.
Mix up a delicious sangria, mimosa or cocktail recipe and set up a self-serve station for your friends in your backyard or apartment/condo courtyard
There's nothing quite like a refreshing drink on a warm sunny day and there are certain fruits and veggies that totally make us think of spring. This delicious Skinny Cucumber-Watermelon Cooler is the perfect low-calorie cocktail for the girl who's working on her beach bod. Want to really “wow” your guests? Try your hand at one of these floral cocktail recipes. You couldn't get much more spring-like if you tried.
Plan an afternoon of spring-inspired crafts and flowery projects
It might not be quite warm enough for gardening just yet, but you can bring the spring indoors with a DIY terrarium. You can even repurpose used Bijou bases as mini flower pots by simply cleaning out the wax. Just be sure to select plants and flowers that will thrive indoors and do your research on what it takes for maintenance.
If you're looking for some new duds to sport this season, flower crowns are a great way to accessorize as the warmth returns. Check out our simple step-by-step flower crown instructions for the DIY lover here.
Organize an evening of stargazing, campfires and s'more roasting
According to many astrology experts, late winter and early spring are some of the best times to see the stars because there is less “heat haze” in the atmosphere. A spring evening under the heavens wouldn't be complete without a few of your favorite Bijou candles to light your path, the intoxicating scent of a roaring campfire and a marshmallow or two. So grab your friends, a cozy blanket, binoculars and some firewood and see how many little-known constellations you can identify.
Try the world's largest treasure hunt (aka geocaching) with your friends
Now that the snow has melted and the world around you is regaining color, you're probably itching to get outdoors and soak up some much-needed vitamin D. Geocaching helps you turn an ordinary hike or walk into an adventure that can lead you to beautiful locations in your region you may have been unaware of. With over 2-million geocaches worldwide, you're bound to find something worth hunting for in your hometown. Pack a picnic and make a day of it with your favorite people.
About the writer:
Always a dreamer, Jill Bentham is a passionate writer and photographer based in Toronto.