13 Easy Entertaining Ideas for Spring and Summer

These simple, seasonal embellishments take a warm-weather party from special to spectacular.

The calendar says it’s time for fun, so make plans to celebrate with joyous gatherings, designed to delight. Here, we offer a baker’s dozen of our favorite spring and summer entertaining touches to add the perfect notes of beauty, whimsy, and welcome to a gracious get-together. Click through to get ideas for tabletop decor, place cards, flowers, and more. 

Spring entertaining ideas, pea pod vase

Bind a bouquet in place with a band of snow peas secured to a small tumbler or other smooth-sided vessel. Trim the bottom ends of the peas for a uniform appearance, and wrap with a bright ribbon, hot-gluing the ends.