Entertaining with La Crema: Hosting a Spring Picnic

Spring is one of my favorite times of the year. The weather gets warmer, the trees are blooming and we can finally entertain outside! The perfect way to celebrate spring and “May Day” is hosting a spring picnic. Equipped with spring blooms and the perfect spot under a cherry blossom tree, this picnic will inspire you to grab a bottle of La Crema and head to the park.

Entertaining with La Crema: Hosting an epically glamorous spring picnic    Cheerful florals are key, and not only playing off your surroundings, but contrasting colors will help set the scene for your spring picnic

Assemble an awesome centerpiece for your spring picnic to set the mood

Pull together pillows and an outdoor rug to make things cozy at your spring picnic

For the color pallet of the table I stuck with blue tones, mixing in natural pinks and greens in the blooms to tie in the beautiful backdrop of Washington Park in Denver, Colorado. I especially love these wicker chargers. To set up your own picnic in the park follow a few of these simple steps:

1. Location is key!Find the perfect spot you want to host your picnic. Whether it’s in your backyard or in the park, just make sure it’s a pretty spot.

2. To “fancy” up your spring picnic, use a coffee table instead of a blanket and style as you would a regular table. Lay over a table cloth on top of the table and add plates, napkins, cups and silverware.

3. Set out pillows as seats for each guest. It’s the perfect way to get cozy on the ground.

4. A beautiful floral arrangement goes a long way! I love the natural pink colors in this centerpiece from The Ruffly Rose. Add a small flower (preferably cherry blossoms if they are still blooming around you) as the napkin ring — it gives the setting a pretty spring touch.

5. Pick out the perfect wine! La Crema’s Sonoma Coast Chardonnay and Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir are the perfect wines to pair with a spring picnic since they both are wonderfully quaffable on a warm day and can pair with most picnic eats.

6. Lastly, put together the perfect menu. For a spring picnic, an array of little bites such as meats and cheeses with accoutrements,  a spring pasta salad and bite sized sandwiches are all crowd pleasers and pair easily with the wines.

Table setting for a spring picnic in a park or backyard

Plating design for a spring picnic in the park or in a backyard

La Crema Chardonnay and Pinot Noir is always a good choice for a spring picnic

A beautiful, cozy and glamorous spring picnic in the park

It's always important to have good wine on hand for your spring picnic

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Entertaining with La Crema: Hosting a Spring Picnic

Photos by Amy Caroline Photography