Spring inspired parties are my fave and the Florida sunshine let’s me celebrate outdoors all season long! This post is brought to you by Alexia. This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser, all opinions are mine alone. #SpringIntoFlavor
Well hello there, spring! I’ve mentioned abazillion times how much I enjoy entertaining in the spring and today I’ll mention it just one more time (wink). It’s the season of outdoor entertaining and warm weather, but not the ‘I can’t stand this’ warm weather and I am so very excited about this spring inspired backyard picnic party! Backyard and local park gatherings are such fun and something the husband and I try to do with friends and family regularly. For this picnic soiree I whipped up 2 fun fry topping that you simply MUST try. So, who’s ready to spring into flavor?
Grab the spring backyard picnic party details and fancy fry topping recipes below!
Let’s talk picnic style.
Every backyard picnic must begin with shoes being kicked off and getting comfy, but let’s chat about a few must-bring items before we get too comfy.
If you’re having a picnic gathering in your backyard or the local park be sure to bring pillows from the house. Bringing your own pillows is something that not many do, but we all know that a sheet alone doesn’t provide enough comfort. Instead of a standard sheet or blanket consider a drop cloth which is much more durable and can be used many times in many ways without wearing out as quickly.
A few additional items to bring include fresh flowers (because fresh flowers are always a great idea), a traditional picnic basket to store all your food, magazines and food trays in place of standard plates. Food trays in place of plastic plates allows for a more upscale picnic. These wooden trays are easy to transport as they can stack on top of each other and are easy to wipe clean wherever you are.
Let’s chat picnic party food.
I created a not so traditional more upscale menu for this spring backyard picnic party and I’m sorta smitten by it. After having these gourmet inspired sandwiches I don’t think I’ll bring another basic sandwich to a picnic again! Create your fancy sandwiches at home, wrap them with twine and serve them with a little extra pizzaz.
Offering even more food variety I included sweet potato and spicy sweet potato fries topped with rosemary and sea salt. These fries are not your standard fries and give your taste buds a little upscale picnic party all their own!
Cupcakes, fruit and a sparkling beverage are highly suggested food items as well. One can’t go wrong with sparkling sips and sweet treats!
The fanciest of all picnic party sandwiches ever! After making these I stood back and said- now that’s a sandwich! The only question I asked myself was why it took me so long to make a sandwich like this. When thinking about onion rings on a sandwich you might not have had an upscale sandwich in mind, but I’m sure now I’ve changed your view.
You won’t be leaving this picnic party hungry!
When hosting a backyard picnic party be sure to have a table display with extra treats and food options close by! The maple sour cream drizzle on these sweet potato fries is another must try; you can grab the recipe below and hit the print button to keep this one close by. Lemonade, additional fresh flowers, colorful tassel garland and a variety of cupcakes are great items to have on a table display for your party guests to enjoy.
To create the sweet potato and spicy sweet potato fries topping you’ll need to be sure to pick up fresh rosemary, sea salt and Alexia Fries during your next Walmart visit (they are super easy to find but just to make sure I snapped a photo of where you can spot them). I highly recommend making it routine to purchase Alexia products as they are made with high quality all natural ingredients and they offer variety to any spring inspired meal!
To make the fancy fry topping finely cut 1/4 cup of fresh rosemary and combine it with 1 tbsp of sea salt. Cook the Alexia Fries as directed, simply sprinkle the topping and you’re ready to enjoy your fancy lunch treat!
To recreate the upscale picnic sandwich be sure to grab Alexia Crispy Onion Rings, swiss cheese, cheddar cheese, thick deli cut turkey and french bread during your grocery visit. These jumbo fancy sandwiches are a picnic party must and will totally impress!
I would love to hear your up scale spring inspired recipes! Leave a comment or send me an email telling me all about your favorite spring time treats!
Happy spring entertaining!
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