During the spring equinox, the amount of daylight and nighttime hours are said to be equal. This signals the arrival of warmer temperatures, and much celebration for devoted gardeners. Creating new ways to celebrate the spring equinox is just one way to welcome a new growing season and form closer bonds with loved ones.
While planning a spring equinox party may sound somewhat non-traditional, history suggests otherwise. Throughout several cultures, holidays and celebrations are influenced by the arrival of spring and the symbolic renewal of the spring equinox. With simple planning, growers can create their own “first day of spring” party to celebrate spring in the garden.
Spring Garden Party Ideas
First day of spring garden party ideas may be formal or a time to reflect within oneself.
They do not need to be elaborate. In fact, many may feel great satisfaction by simply taking a relaxing nature walk or hike in the woods. Becoming more aware of the changes around them can help gardeners as they begin to reconnect with their green spaces.
Since the spring equinox is also a great time to complete garden tasks before the growing season begins, completing much needed chores is an excellent way to celebrate spring in the garden.
Those wishing to celebrate spring in the garden in more elaborate ways may also do so through traditional party planning. This may include the preparation of a meal cooked for family and friends. Meals for the first day of spring party often feature fresh ingredients like spring greens, carrots, and other seasonal produce. Party décor may include fresh cut flower arrangements, such as vases filled with daffodils, tulips, or other spring-blooming flowers.
Planning a spring equinox party is also a wonderful way to refresh the décor of the home. Putting away winter linens and holiday decorations can help signify the approaching time of new growth. Crafting with friends and family allows for the creation of décor that is both meaningful and celebratory to the arrival of spring.
Regardless of how one chooses to celebrate, make certain not to forget to practice standing an egg on its end – an age-old myth associated with the spring equinox!