Our guide to hosting a spring lunch, plus our Normandy Apple Tart Recipe!

Spring is in full swing, and what better way to celebrate the season than by hosting the ultimate spring lunch? Whether you're planning a casual get-together with friends or a more formal affair, there are plenty of ways to make your event a memorable one. 

Set the Scene

A theme can make your lunch feel more cohesive and fun. You could choose a spring theme, such as incorporating flowers or pastel colors, or go for something more specific, like a garden party or a picnic. Whatever you choose, make sure it's reflected in your décor, food, and drinks.

Fancy making a bold statement with your spring lunch? Eye-catching striking prints are the key to all statement tabletops. 

Made from the softest 100% linen, our lemon stripe print is the perfect guest for your spring lunch get-togethers. A timeless print, that will never go out of style. Here we have styled it with matching lemon stripe napkins and yellow plates for a more cohesive look and finished it off by added bold contrasting purple glasses to really make the yellow pop. 

Top Tip

The key to hosting the ultimate spring lunch is to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere with thoughtful touches like fresh flowers, candles, and music. At this time of year the sunshine can be deceiving, if you're hosting outdoors, consider adding soft furnishings such as blankets for your guests to keep warm & relax.

A lovely vibrant table setting with the ocean in the distance.
A lovely vibrant table setting on a balcony with the ocean in the background.

The Menu

The menu is one of the most important elements of hosting a successful spring lunch. Consider seasonal ingredients like asparagus, peas, and rhubarb. For appetisers, you can serve bruschetta with goat cheese and spring vegetables or a refreshing salad. For the main course, you can offer grilled salmon, roasted chicken, or a vegetarian quiche. Don't forget to provide some sides like roasted potatoes, green beans, or cornbread. For dessert, you can serve a fruit tart or lemon bars.

No spring lunch party is complete without refreshing drinks. Serve up some seasonal cocktails or mocktails, as well as plenty of water and other non-alcoholic options. Our number one tip when hosting is don't forget to have plenty of ice on hand!

The Recipe

Our lovely design assistant Martha shares her gorgeous family recipe, which we thoroughly enjoyed during our first spring lunch of the year. 

The Outfit

Lastly, dress for the occasion! Make a statement from the waist upwards. Style our Gaga Top in Club Tropicana with a pair of jeans for the perfect easy-going spring lunch attire.

April 21, 2023 — Paper Team