Spring in Baltimore is more likely to feature chilly rain than cheery blue skies, but you can still celebrate the return of birds and blooms from the comfort of indoors.
No matter what the occasion, a spring celebration is the perfect way to welcome the end of winter. Our bird-themed party – complete with decorative songbirds – sets a beautiful backdrop for having fun and creating lasting memories. It’s a festive and affordable option that works just as well for Easter brunch as it does for a bridal shower. And with this multifaceted guide – plus our vast selection of entertaining items – we’ve made it easy to coordinate.
By laying a beautiful foundation with our bird collections, a spring celebration is simple to put together. There’s no need to search far and wide for all the right details, and the look is casual enough to layer well with any personal touches you choose.
Nature-inspired elements like our shaped-wire nests arranged in our glass Villa Vases and Bowls add rustic warmth to the table. Layer into this look with birds’ nests from craft stores, or simply make your own using sticks, twigs and other natural elements. Arrange our faux Quail and Robin’s Eggs in bowls and nests scattered throughout the table for a delicate, earthy look and a welcome splash of color. Suspended overhead and filled with artful objects like our hand-painted Bird-Shaped Candles, our sculptural Birdcages lend dramatic presence to the event.
Create unique place card holders by purchasing transfer letters from your local art supply store and applying each guest’s name to our faux eggs. Or, use our Nest Place Card Holders with our free downloadable place cards designed to complement your party’s theme.
Classic dinnerware sets is perfect for drawing the eye to the soft colors spread throughout your space. Our Studio Dinnerware, enriched with warm glaze, lends a neutral background to our artfully detailed Bird Ceramics.
If you’re celebrating a bridal shower, the dishware and accessories can be a gift to the bride after the party. And, with accessories as beautiful as these, there’s no need for decorations – just a few beautiful flower arrangements. For ideas on creating three perfect arrangements, watch our videos with Pottery Barn Style Expert and master florist, Nico De Swert.
Have a selection of chilled beverages like sparkling water, soda, champagne and wine available for your guests.
Create a music playlist ahead of time that will help set the mood of the party – or, borrow from ours!
For priceless tips on how to choose your menu, watch our video with food writers and culinary consultants Mary Corpening Barber and Sara Corpening Whiteford. Authors of Bride & Groom First and Forever Cookbook, these twin sisters share ideas on choosing the right foods to please a crowd and organizing a party that’s enjoyable for everyone – including the host. See our recipes and timeline, taken from Bride & Groom First and Forever, for planning a brunch that works just as well on Easter morning as it does for a bridal shower.
Have durable glassware on hand for the event’s signature drink, as well as a great set of stemware for serving wine or water. Our Montana Collection is ideal because its classic, angular shape is at once versatile and elegant, and each piece is made of thick, heavy glass.
Large and small cake stands can serve as a perfect pedestal for cheeses, crackers and fruit. Serving trays, trays and glass domes help to display foods and keep them fresh.
Our Studio Dinnerware provides a simple canvas for your brunch presentation. Its neutral look perfectly balances more ornately detailed pieces like our Bird’s Nest Ceramic Plates, Mugs and Salt & Pepper Shakers.
Grapevine chargers emulate nests, but can be used year round to infuse natural texture into any table setting. Add artful detail to the table with our finely embroidered Bird Nest linens, which we acquired from iconic textile house Sarita Handa. Watch our video to learn more about Sarita Handa and their methods for creating beautiful embroidered napkins.
Choose our Sheffield Heirloom flatware for an eclectic table that lends plenty of character to your event. Featuring twelve different vintage patterns taken from the renowned archives of the Sheffield Silverware, each top-quality piece captures the warmth of a true antique. Watch our video on Sheffield Silverware to learn about this celebrated company’s rich history and dedication to crafting fine silverware.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun