5 Tips for Hosting a Spring Soirée + ( A Skinnygirl Vodka Prize Pack Giveaway!)

There are few feelings that compare to the relief I experience when the snow starts to melt and the thought of wearing floral prints no longer seems so absurd. That’s spring for you, folks.

This wonderful season rescues us from wind chill and the awkward fumbling on the subway when you try to maneuver yourself into a seat with your parka on. So, why not celebrate it? Call your best girls over for a few drinks and have yourselves a little soirée- a spring soirée!

Here are some easy tips and tricks to turning an, otherwise, regular girls’ night into a special evening:

A colour theme: A theme adds a special touch to a get-together at your house. It makes attendees feel like you’ve gone the extra mile. I chose a bright pink for my little soirée and I’ll admit, the bright punch was welcome after a season of (and lifetime of wearing) dark colours and neutrals.


Fresh & vibrantly-coloured flowers: The simplest way to enforce a colour scheme is with fresh flowers. I used gerbera daisies and tulips* because they are perfect for most occasions.

*Tip: Photos that feature fresh flowers make for the prettiest pictures.  Check our Instagram (@chicdarling), you’ll see what I mean.


Thirst quenchers: A delicious cocktail can be the best accessory to a good time. My girlfriends and I summoned spring with some Pretty Pomegranate Fizz, made with Skinnygirl Cherry Flavoured Vodka. The drinks were colourful, flavourful and it was a first-time-tasting for me. Everyone looked terribly classy with these deep red cocktails in hand!



  Give em’ something to remember: Whether it’s a Polaroid of the night or a sweet treat for the road, a token of appreciation for your guests makes a lasting impression. I wrapped these sweet treats in a small cellophane bag tied with twine. Homemade pink chocolate chip and toffee cookies go a long way!


Dress for the occasion: I am a believer in dressing down if I’m spending an evening at my girlfriend’s house. However, it can be loads of fun slipping into your first spring dress of the season without fearing the dreaded cold-on-bare-legs issue. I sported this pleated number with a charming, small palm tree print on it. Go ahead- get fancy.

  It doesn’t take much to make an evening feel special. After the winter we’ve had, it’s fair to say we all need a little spring awakening. These little touches will be sure to do the trick. Now, go get your spring soirée on!  

In order to help you get started, we’re giving away the following gift pack! Be sure to enter below!


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  1. I am sooo looking forward to the longer, sunnier evenings and skirts, dresses, florals…oh, and giving my apartment a good clean!

  2. I am looking forward to reading on my lounge chair on the deck.

    Entered the rafflecopter form as “Wild Orchid”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  3. I am looking forward to relaxing on the patio with friends and family sipping cocktails while enjoying a bbq.

  4. I’m most excited about getting back outside and seeing gorgeous, colourful flowers instead of dirty, slushy snow

  5. Honestly, just the warmer weather. This winter was horrible and cold and unrelenting. I am looking forward to warm days!!

  6. I’m most looking forward to wearing dresses and heels and sipping on cocktails on patios this spring!!! 😀

  7. the warmer weather – I HATE wearing shoes ……..prefer barefoot or sandals non-stop until fall………

  8. can’t wait to get outside to the parks with the kids and to open the windows and let the spring fresh air in

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