How to Plan a Spring Ladies’ Luncheon with Dainty Decor to a Light Menu

How to Plan a Spring Ladies’ Luncheon

There’s just something about the freshness and brightness of spring that makes it the perfect season for a ladies’ luncheon! Think dainty decorations in pretty pastels. Light dishes, finger foods, and bite-size sweets. Fun activities to craft spring-inspired home decorations, fashion accessories, or Easter gifts for family and friends. And of course, delightful guest favors packaged in the prettiest ways! See our inspiration and helpful links below for ideas.

Simple Spring-themed Table Decorations in Peachy Pink + Pastel Green

Springtime ladies luncheon decorations

It all begins with the luncheon table setting. Lay it out with spring-inspired elements such as a pastel-colored tablecloth and napkins, pristine white china, and sparkling glassware.

Tucked among the place settings, have little pots of silk spring blooms and floral-embossed candles set in pearl ring coasters. Then, add sweet touches like flower heads scattered on the tabletop (daisies are a sturdy choice), flowing ribbons as napkin accents, and a sprinkling of clear sequins for some glitter.

spring-tablescape

And in place of a traditional floral centerpiece, surprise guests with an array of pastries, cookies, cake bites, bourbon balls, and croissants displayed on dainty china plates and pedestals. A clever cost-saving idea that’s both pretty and yummy, too!

Croissants, lady fingers, and chocolate cake bites.

A Light Spring Luncheon Menu

Serve a simple yet flavorful meal, featuring a soup to dessert selection that celebrates the best of the season.

Spring ladies' luncheon food

Begin with a light, creamy Celery Soup (1) perked up with fresh dill, sea salt, and a splash of olive oil. Accompany it with a Spring Pasta Salad (2), featuring favorite spring vegetables – asparagus, peas, artichokes and spinach. For a light main entree, serve Crescent Veggie Pizza (3) topped with crunchy fresh broccoli, cucumber, and tomato on a creamy dill sauce.

Prepare a pitcher of Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade (4), made with lemon-lime soda for fizz and frozen raspberries for garnish. Then, finish on a sweet note with Bourbon Caramel Cheesecake Bites (5), baked in single-serve muffin cups. You could also opt for a delicious soup, salad, and sandwich fare.

Recipe links: Soup – Bon Appetit / Salad – Two Peas and Their Pod / Pizza – Pillsbury / Raspberry lemonade – Betty Crocker / Cheesecake bites – Kraft Recipes

Activities for the Afternoon

Make it a “working lunch” by planning crafty projects for the ladies to enjoy! Provide materials and supplies for making fun items like spring home or fashion accessories, thoughtful gifts for a celebrant in the group, or delightful Easter decorations for family and friends.

For some great art-inspired craft ideas, see those we featured in this post.

Favors for the Ladies

Ladies' luncheon favors from sachets to cookies in boxes.

The ladies, of course, get to take home whatever they made in the crafting activities. So that allows you to double up your luncheon activity with the guest favors.

But should you wish to gift them with something more, consider spring-related items like “live favors” (seed packets, herbs, potted plants) or lavender-infused edibles and spa treats. Be sure to package them in keeping with the season, too, in rose embroidered pouches, silk flower sachets, or heart-shaped woven boxes.

Spring can’t get here soon enough, with this lovely Ladies’ Luncheon for you to host!

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