Host a Spring Dinner Party in Style!

Now that the weather is warming up, here are some of my go-to spring recipes that are super easy to make ahead, perfect for when you’re having people over. I’ve got your spring dinner party menu covered from appetizers to salads, main dishes, and desserts, so there’s definitely something for everyone. Take this as your sign to invite some friends over for a backyard dinner part – or even just some appetizers or dessert!

spring dinner party recipes

Check out all the recipes below for your spring dinner party! Enjoy!

Spring Dinner Party Appetizers

blackberry burrata crostini
Blackberry Burrata Crostini with Hot Honey
Juicy blackberries and creamy burrata on a crostini toast and drizzled with hot honey!
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Strawberry Balsamic Baked Brie
Strawberry Balsamic Walnut Baked Brie
A creamy strawberry topped brie that's perfect for any cheese board!
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Stuffed Endive with Goat Cheese and Walnuts
Stuffed Endive with Goat Cheese and Walnuts
Make Stuffed Endive the star of your next dinner party or holiday get-together. Endive, goat cheese, pears, prosciutto, walnuts & herbs are a perfect combo!
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Spring Salads fit for a Dinner Party

Party Tip: Serve this tasty salad recipe individual servings for parties!
Arugula, Blueberry & Feta Salads
A flavorful arugula salad! 
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Cucumber Strawberry Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing
Cucumber Strawberry Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing
Cucumber strawberry salad with a sweet & tangy honey balsamic dressing – it's also such a pretty salad for a spring dinner party or quick weeknight meal!
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Lemon Orzo Salad with Feta and Walnuts
Lemon Orzo Salad with Feta and Walnuts
A delicious lemon orzo salad with feta & walnuts. Perfect for spring dinner parties, potlucks & as a meal prep for busy days!
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Easy Tomato and Onion Salad
Easy Tomato and Onion Salad
Enjoy a classic Tomato & Onion Salad made with juicy tomatoes, sweet onions & zesty flavors. Perfect for any cookout or potluck!
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Spring Drinks & Cocktails for a Dinner Party

Pineapple Sweet Tea Recipe
Pineapple Sweet Tea
A refreshing summer beverage, this pineapple iced tea is easy to make and gives sweet tea a tropical twist!
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Azalea Cocktail for the Masters Golf Tournament
Azalea Cocktail
THE signature cocktail of the Masters golf tournament, the Azalea is a light, fruity and refreshing drink to sip during golf season and all spring and summer season!
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Iced Sweet Tea Sangria Recipe
Sweet Tea Sangria
A refreshing Iced Sweet Tea Sangria made with white wine, sweet tea, triple sec and fruits for a delicious summery drink!
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Fruit Mint Julep Punch
Mint Julep Punch
The perfect cocktail for watching the Kentucky Derby, this mint julep is refreshing and delicious!
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Spring Entrees for Dinner Parties

Grilled Steak Lettuce Wraps
Grilled Steak Lettuce Wraps
Quick and easy, these grilled steak lettuce wraps are loaded with tender steak strips, crunchy veggies and a creamy cilantro-lime aioli for a flavorful summertime meal!
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Chicken Salad Stuffed Tomatoes
Chicken Salad Stuffed Tomatoes
A delicious chicken salad stuffed in ripe tomatoes is healthy, low-carb and creates the perfect luncheon or party dish.
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Grilled Skirt Steak with Street Corn Salsa
Grilled Skirt Steak with Street Corn Salsa
The perfect grilled skirt steak topped with a fresh street corn salsa.
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Spring Side Dishes for Parties

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus |
Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Appetizer
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A close up of a bowl of salad, with Carrot
Marinated Carrot Salad
A quick and flavorful side dish full of fresh vegetables! 
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Spring Dinner Party Desserts

The best blueberry vanilla cupcakes!
Blueberry Vanilla Cupcakes
Delicious and easy cake-mix hack for making blueberry vanilla cupcakes!
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Lemon Bread Pudding
Lemon Bread Pudding
A delicious and easy warm lemon bread pudding recipe that's perfect for entertaining!
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  1. Congrats on the new gig! Lovely photos and recipes as usual. xo

    1. Thank you, Melissa!

  2. I have a dinner gathering coming up and was looking for ideas. Thanks for the inspiration and congrats on the new gig. They are lucky to have your talented input.

    1. Thank you so much for the sweet comment! Good luck on your upcoming gathering!

    2. Hey Katie! I sell beautiful paper tableware, custom invites and have party games as well. If your in need of any of that stuff for your party let me. DM me on Instagram Katie.McMinn.

  3. That’s really great news. Yeah, I’d like to try one of those refreshing recipes.

  4. Courtney,

    Congrats on Parade Magazine. I’ve loved your stuff for a long time and am not surprise you’ve landed such a great gig. They are lucky to have you. Sending you all the best.

  5. Alicia Hursley says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this! We are so excited to host a spring party and try some of these recipes at our new house. We just barely brought in a carpet cleaner, got things unpacked, and are sending out invites for next weekend.

  6. Where are the recipes? All I see are ads and commercials.

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