Simple Spring Party Ideas

Simple Spring Party Ideas

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Host with ease using these quick and simple spring party ideas!

Quick Spring Party Ideas

Hi everyone!

Now that we are well into spring and tax season is over, I’m fully expecting to have more guests at my house.  Spring and summer is often a busy time as I love entertaining outside this time of year.

I’m the first one to admit that sometimes I make hosting a little hard on myself.  I’ll try to do too much and get overwhelmed.  If you ever hear me talking about a themed party involving ordering props and costumes, please talk me off the ledge.  There is a time and place for going all out, but it doesn’t always have to be that complicated!

This summer I am hoping to keep my spring party ideas simple with the help of CVS and the Gold Emblem abound and Gold Emblem product lines.

We already talked about the great hiking snack options at CVS, but look at this crazy simple tray I put together!  These are all things you can pick up at CVS and have in the cabinets to throw together if someone stops by at the last minute.  This tray also works great as an appetizer tray or something fun to put out if someone stops by your house for drinks.

Quick Spring Party Ideas

One trick to party planning is to make sure you have something for everyone.  This tray has something light, something salty, something spicy and something sweet!

First up is some fresh popcorn!  It is so light and refreshing.  Everyone loves this low calorie, high fiber treat.

Quick Spring Party Ideas

I used already popped Heavenly Light Popcorn from the Gold Emblem abound line at CVS.  I don’t know what they did to get this popcorn so airy and tasty, but it’s kind of magic.  Even better is you can eat HALF THE BAG for only 160 calories.

Quick Spring Party Ideas

Next on the tray is a classic nut blend.  I try to put out little bowls of nuts out whenever I have guests and they ALWAYS disappear.

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These lightly salted Gold Emblem deluxe mixed nuts are super high quality with no peanuts.  I’m a fan!

Quick Spring Party Ideas

Next up is the completely addictive Gold Emblem Sriracha Ranch Cashews.  Holy moly friends, these babies are good.  I dare you to eat just one.

Quick Spring Party Ideas

I imagine your guests will be surprised to learn where you got them!

Quick Spring Party Ideas

And finally I always like to have something sweet.  These Gold Emblem Oatmeal Raisin cookies are a great choice.

Quick Spring Party Ideas

No matter how old you are, or who you are hosting… cookies are always a hit at a party.

Quick Spring Party Ideas

The trick for making it look nice is layering pretty napkins, bowls and plates on a nice tray.  I like keeping a simple color scheme running through everything.

Quick Spring Party Ideas

It makes it so easy to serve and makes it look like you put in effort without actually doing much.

Quick Spring Party Ideas

For the final touch I pay a little extra attention to my drinks!

Quick Spring Party Ideas

Regardless of what you are serving, a citrus garnish and cute paper straws can really make the party and set a simple spring theme.

Quick Spring Party Ideas

And remember to stop by CVS to check out their exclusive Gold Emblem abound and Gold Emblem product lines.  They have really stepped up their game and it is worth the time to look.

They offer gluten-free, USDA organic, heart-healthy, low sodium, and snacks that are a good source of fiber.  New products this spring include a wide variety of single snack bars, popcorn, popped fries, tortilla chips, freeze-dried fruits, nuts, trail mixes, herbal and green teas, coconut waters, gourmet coffee and k-cups, honey and blue agave.  I hope you get a chance to try some!

Thanks for stopping by today! Come back tomorrow for the Best of Blogs Linkup.

I’m linking up with Thinking Out Loud Thursday, Meatless Monday with Sarah and Deborah, Meatless Monday with Annmarie, Delicious Dish TuesdayWhat’s Cookin’ WednesdayFull Plate Thursday with Miz Helen, FoodFriDIY,  Foodie Friday, and the Weekend Potluck

Your turn!

Check out CVS’s Gold Emblem abound and Gold Emblem snacks.   Which ones would you serve at a spring party?

50 Comments

  1. DJ June 4, 2016 at 10:28 am - Reply

    Looks great! I always enjoy different nut/seed mixes for snacks at parties.

  2. Farrah May 5, 2016 at 1:56 am - Reply

    We usually entertain a lot in the summer with several birthdays, so I’ll keep your snack ideas in mind!

  3. Sarah May 2, 2016 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    Yum, what time is the party? Can’t go wrong with popcorn (one of our favorite snacks!) or cookies! Those sriracha ranch cashews sound amazing and I have a feeling I wouldn’t be able to eat just one.
    Thank you for linking up with us for Meatless Monday!

  4. Siracha ranch yes please! great yummy ideas. Thanks for linking up for meatless Monday

  5. Les April 29, 2016 at 10:23 pm - Reply

    So many fun treats here! Those Srirancha Ranch nuts are calling my name 🙂

  6. Farrah April 29, 2016 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    Those straws are the cutest! :] These are all really awesome ideas! Popcorn is definitely one of my favorite snacks! 😛

    • JulieWunder May 1, 2016 at 10:34 am - Reply

      Me too! When you don’t add all the junk, it’s good for you too.

  7. LIz Mays April 29, 2016 at 10:34 am - Reply

    I buy those all the time actually. When I go on trips or for evening snacks, those inexpensive yummies are perfect!

    • JulieWunder May 1, 2016 at 10:31 am - Reply

      Such good options! I’m so glad you like them too.

  8. Carrie April 29, 2016 at 4:36 am - Reply

    Great tips! We don’t have a CVS here but when we lived in the states I would shop there often!

    • JulieWunder May 1, 2016 at 10:25 am - Reply

      Bummer! I’m there all the time, so I wouldn’t know where to go!

  9. valmg @ Mom Knows It All April 29, 2016 at 1:12 am - Reply

    I usually forget that CVS has snacks. Those cookies look good, I’d try one!

  10. Alisa @ Go Dairy Free April 28, 2016 at 10:16 pm - Reply

    I looove popcorn. But, I might have to save room for those sriracha cashews, yum!

  11. Lex @ Flecks of Lex April 28, 2016 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    These are great tips! I end up stopping by CVS before volleyball tournaments, so I’ll have to be on the lookout for these yummy-sounding snacks!

  12. Neely April 28, 2016 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    I love CVS gold emblem snacks. WE grab them anytime we are at a CVS!

  13. Christina Bauer April 28, 2016 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    Such a cute idea! Those Sriracha ranch cashews sound right up my alley 🙂

    • JulieWunder May 1, 2016 at 10:22 am - Reply

      They are a new product for spring! You’d love them!

  14. Jeanine April 28, 2016 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    These all look really delicious! Those cookies are screaming my name. I can’t get enough of cookies lately!

  15. Ickle Pickle April 28, 2016 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    These all look so delicious – perfect for any party. I just need good weather here! Kaz

  16. Hollie April 28, 2016 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing these. We are actually hosting a couple of fourth of july parties (one on the Holiday and one that weekend) so I’m definitely going to keep these in mind. Keeping it simple sounds like the smartest thing you can do.

    • JulieWunder May 1, 2016 at 10:21 am - Reply

      It is! I’ve done all sorts of parties and simple is the way to go.

  17. Jenn April 28, 2016 at 10:24 am - Reply

    I LOVE the snacks from CVS! I have to look for the sriracha ranch cashews next time I go. I dont think Ive seen those in my local store , they look amazing.

    • JulieWunder May 1, 2016 at 10:21 am - Reply

      They are sooo good! They are a new product for spring, so they are probably on the shelves now!

  18. Mary Beth Jackson April 28, 2016 at 9:35 am - Reply

    My motto is always keep it simple! Great tips!

  19. Cassi April 28, 2016 at 9:06 am - Reply

    Did you make the straws or were they at CVS? They’re so cute!

    • JulieWunder May 1, 2016 at 10:19 am - Reply

      Thanks Cassi. I didn’t make the straws. I don’t have the patience! haha. I’ve had them for awhile.

  20. Anyone who says they don’t like cookies is a liar. This is the perfect little snacky tray for a party!

  21. rachel @ athletic avocado April 28, 2016 at 7:33 am - Reply

    I need those sriracha ranch cashews, those look amazing!

  22. Keisha April 28, 2016 at 7:32 am - Reply

    What a great simple idea. Love the straws did they also come from CVS?

    • JulieWunder May 1, 2016 at 10:17 am - Reply

      They didn’t 🙂 I keep my eye open for stuff like that in dollar bins and buy them when I see them. I’ll keep them in a cabinet to have them handy for a last minute gathering.

  23. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) April 28, 2016 at 7:10 am - Reply

    I will keep CVS in mind the next time I need some snacks. Everything looks great.

  24. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy April 28, 2016 at 6:58 am - Reply

    Cookies always go down well at a party! Trouble is, I have to hide some otherwise I will miss out on them haha.

  25. Blane Sherer April 28, 2016 at 5:16 am - Reply

    Helpful ideas Julie.
    Thanks

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