Ahhh March….the month of transition. The last traces of snow and ice slowly switch over to rainy days and eventually sunnier skies. It’s time to emerge from hibernation and Spring into the season of celebration! Think St. Patrick’s Day and Easter, Passover, Holi and Ramadan. Springtime birthdays, baptisms and anniversaries. Spring offers us longer days and fresh starts and so many reasons to celebrate!! Let’s get this party started!
Luck of the Irish
St. Patrick’s Day is considered the unofficial, official kickoff to a season of celebration. Let the luck of the Irish lead you to one of the many local establishments throwing a party, which often includes a large tent to allow room for bigger crowds. St. Patty’s Day is particularly exciting for 2023 as we enjoy getting as close to pre-covid celebrations as we have in a very long time!! If the busy bars and restaurants aren’t your cup of tea though, consider a small-scale celebration at home! There are also plenty of family friendly ways to take in the day! Check out your local tourism department, such as https://www.visitwindsoressex.com/event/st-patricks-day-guide-2023/, for a full list of everything going on around town.
Spiritual & Religious Springtime Holidays
People of many faiths celebrate a variety of Springtime holidays, a lot of which fall in March or just thereafter. Ramadan, Easter, Passover & Holi, among others, are all fast approaching. What better reason to gather with friends and family? Celebrate tradition, your shared beliefs and joy in the season of rebirth. Extra seating, dishware or linens may come in handy during this time as you welcome guests into your home. As the days grow longer and the temperatures a bit milder, spending time together outdoors becomes more enticing. Perhaps a patio heater would be a good idea just to keep that March chill at bay.
Birthdays, Anniversaries, Showers & More
If someone you love has a Spring birthday or anniversary to celebrate, or if your hosting a baby or bridal shower this season, leaning into everything that makes Spring so wonderful is certainly the way to go! Flowers and fresh blossoms, green grass and buds on the trees. Bunnies and chicks and pastel colours. Breakfast, brunch or afternoon cocktails are all wonderful options for Springtime celebrations as they really feed into the season’s offerings. Chafing dishes, punch bowls, coffee makers and standup cocktail tables, for example, are all easily rented items that will tie your whole event together.
Be it St. Patty’s Day, birthday brunch or a March baby shower, there are so many reasons to celebrate this month! Change out of those Winter sweats and dust off your Easter outfits. Welcome that extra sunshine, embrace the lingering chill in the air and enjoy the beginning of the season of celebration. Even if Old Man Winter rears his head a few more times before he really bids adieu, be prepared for it and even some March or April snow won’t get you down! Don’t be discouraged. Let the calendar be your guide, and Spring into Celebrating!!