61 Best Spring Entertaining Recipes, Party Menus & Garden Essentials

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61 Best Spring Entertaining Recipes, Party Menus & Garden Essentials

Whether your upcoming gatherings are large or small in nature, a lovely collection of recipes, party menus & simple entertaining solutions are effortless to curate. While you have a little time, go ahead & polish your heirloom silver & set a beautiful table. Gather a collection of seasonal blooming flowers & plants such as roses, hosta, hydrangeas, azaleas & ferns from your yard & plan to make lovely meals using the bounty of ingredients that may be found from your own garden or local market. 

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When creating flower arrangements from your yard, make smart use of things you already have from punch cups & modern wine glasses to heirloom silver sugar & creamer sets for showcasing them in. Look for ingredient substitutions throughout in order to make adjustments as necessary.

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No. 1

Classic Sippers & Nibbles

Simple appetizers & cocktails may be prepared using a variety of straightforward essentials. Serve dips & spreads with homemade bread, crackers, vegetables or flatbread. 

Pineapple Mimosa Punch

Strawberry-Lemonade Champagne Punch

French 75

Lemon-Garlic Hummus

Rosemary-Pine Nut Olive Tapenade

Lemon-Ricotta Artichoke Dip

Fresh Herb Cheese

Thyme-Scented Party Nuts

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No. 2

Classic Spring Party Menus

 Create a wonderful table with these eye-catching recipes & menus. Swap bread flavors & use what you already have & substitute nuts, when necessary. Pecans, pistachios, walnuts & cashews may be interchanged. A small, fresh herb container garden will prove to be a valuable asset for garnishes & adding a boost of flavor to recipes. Pick up plants soon so you don’t miss out.

Party Quiche

 The Essential Guide To Luncheon Canapés

The Traditional Chicken Salad Luncheon Plate

The New Soup & Salad Luncheon Plate

The Kentucky Derby Party Plate

The Essential Guide To Tea Sandwiches

Parmesan Grits Timbales

The Essential Guide To Petits Fours

Hummingbird Cake Petit Fours

Strawberry Shortcake Derby Hat

Strawberry-Lemon Pavlova
 
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No. 3

Classic Main Dishes

From chicken, pork & beef specialties to a few non-traditional spring ideas, any of these recipes are bound to garner a bevy of compliments from your family.

Lemon-Dill Pickled Shrimp

Lemon-Oregano Chicken Kabobs

Grilled Rosemary-Dijon Chicken Skewers

Peppercorn Beef Tenderloin

Classic Grilled Flank Steak

Lasagna Bolognese

Four Cheese Manicotti

Chicken Piccata

Chicken Fricassee

Lemon-Herb Roasted Chicken

Classic Shrimp Creole

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No. 4

Classic Salads & Side Dishes

From simple sides to those featuring a variety of fresh vegetables or a combination or herbs & grains, don’t be afraid to swap ingredients as necessary. Use red or white wine vinegar in place of fresh citrus in salad dressings & penne pasta may be exchanged for orzo, if necessary. The Spinach-Bacon Roasted Potato Salad, the Lemon-Dill Orzo Pasta Salad & the Roasted Beet & Carrot Spinach Salad With Lentils may be served without the leafy greens. Let availability guide you.

Spinach-Bacon Roasted Potato Salad

 Classic Caesar Salad

Miniature Caesar Salads

Roasted Beet & Carrot Spinach Salad With Lentils

Lemon-Dill Orzo Pasta Salad

Lemon-Thyme Green Beans

Buttermilk Cole Slaw

Classic Potato Salad

Hot Sauce Deviled Eggs

Classic Potato Gratin

The New Macaroni & Cheese

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No. 5

The Bread Basket 

From traditional rolls to petite classic biscuits, a variety of bread styles are always appropriate to serve when special gatherings are planned.

Orange Sweet Rolls

Party Biscuits

Double-Style Butter Rolls

Cloverleaf Rolls

Honey-Butter Knotted Rolls

Brioche Rolls

Rustic Country Boule

Small Batch Pita Bread

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No. 6

Classic Desserts 

A selection of classic desserts are always in style. Dress up simple desserts with jam or fresh fruit. Look to Lemon Shortbread if eggs & dairy are not in the house.

Miniature Buttermilk Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird Bundt Cake

Buttermilk Pound Cake

Bourbon-Pecan Chocolate Pound Cake

Italian Cream Cake

Toasted Coconut Cake

Classic Cheesecake

Lemon Bars

Lemon Shortbread

Classic Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Classic Sugar Cookies

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* Southern Born * Southern Bred * Tailgate Queen * Football Fanatic * Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Instructor * Cooking & Baking Tutorials * Media Personality * Baking & Pastry Artist * Gardener * Runner * Retainer of Useless Pop Culture One Liners * Terrible Dancer * Even Worse Singer * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Rebecca Gordon shares over 20 years of cooking knowledge in the instructional filled original editorial content on Buttermilk Lipstick as well as the cooking class format videos that can be found on her YouTube channel through regular collaboration with numerous media outlets. Gordon draws from an extensive background in corporate publishing spanning over 13 years on both the business and editorial side focusing on women’s southern lifestyle. She is a classically trained pastry chef and draws from fine dining restaurant experience from a James Beard award winning chef as well as her southern roots upbringing to share cooking, entertaining & style content relevant to today’s modern woman.

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