5 Unique Ways to Celebrate the Start of Spring

diy Mar 23, 2020

The season of spring can be a wonderful and majestic time of year. It's the season where we remove old things and usher in new things with a refreshed sense of inspiration. After being cooped up for months during the winter season, spring presents a welcomed change. The ability to go outside in comfortable clothing to get a breath of fresh air can have beneficial effects on our mental psyche. It is also the time of year when we set our clocks forward to gain an extra hour of sunlight. This much anticipated time of year gives us a sense of rejuvenation and makes us happier overall. With blooming flowers and longer days, celebrating spring can heighten our sense of joy.

1. Preparing meals with spring ingredients

Springtime ingredients include fresh asparagus, artichokes and spinach. If you're a person who loves salads, adding arugula is an excellent way to incorporate spring ingredients into a wonderful healthy salad. A simple pan seared salmon dish with roasted asparagus is a delicious way to enjoy a meal in celebration of the spring season. Pairing this meal with your favorite cold beverage only adds to your dining experience. A cool mint julep garnished with fragrant mint leaves is the perfect spring beverage to compliment any meal.

2. Dining Alfresco

After experiencing a brutal winter, having a meal outside is a refreshing change. Enjoying a delightful meal with family and friends while taking in some sun rays is a wonderful way to celebrate the new season of spring. A thoughtfully prepared tuna melt sandwich on a lightly toasted bun with fresh tomatoes and onions is an excellent way to entice your closest friends to hang out with you in the beautiful spring weather. Of course, they probably wouldn’t need much enticing, but having a delicious meal can only reinforce the importance of gathering for an al fresco dining experience.

3. Changing your home's decor

Changing your decor can initially appear to be a daunting task. When you think of changing your decor, you think about rearranging furniture, painting walls or spending money on more decorative items. The celebration of spring can provide a sense of motivation to inspire you. There are some cost effective ways to make simple changes for this wonderful season. If you don't have the money to paint your home, you can incorporate beautiful floral paintings to introduce elements of spring and beautiful colors.

4. Pick fresh spring flowers

Spring flowers are the most beautiful and most fragrant flowers ever. Not only can you see spring arrive, you can smell it. The fresh scent of blooming flowers is nature's way of saying “how do ya do”. Whether you're taking a walk through the neighborhood or driving around town in your convertible, it is hard to ignore the smell of spring. It is the most delightful, delectable and peaceful fragrance you'll smell. Gathering a handful of these beautiful fragrant flowers and displaying them in your home, helps you enjoy the elements of spring while you're at home sipping a cup of coffee in your favorite chair.

There are so many other ways to celebrate spring. This time of year is so inspirational, you feel like you want to do everything all at once. Other ways to celebrate spring include going for a bike-ride on your favorite nature trail. Not only is this a way to celebrate spring, but it’s also an excellent way to reconnect with nature and get away from the hustle and bustle of life. Likewise, taking a peaceful walk through the park is a joyful way to enjoy the sights, smells and sounds of spring. It allows you to unwind and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. Springtime is an excellent time to start planning for your summer vacation. There's no better time to pursue this task than when you're already motivated by the charms of the season.

Springtime is one of the most wonderful times of the year. It's the time of year when you rejuvenate and restart with a refreshed sense of hope and inspiration. With the blooming flowers and grass growing, spring represents life and an expectation for new things. The anticipation of longer days gives family, friends and loved ones an excitement for gatherings and lots of springtime love.


Guest author: Katie Gorden
Katieearned a BA in English from WWU and loves to write. She also adores hiking in redwood forests and photography.
Katie's twitter: @gorden_katie