The tree leaves are turning green, the sunshine is brighter, daylight savings is in full effect and there’s an omnipresent odour of fresh flowers; that’s right, spring is in the air once again! Just when we think we can’t handle one more day of bitter winter, spring welcomes us with open arms and reminds us that not everything is cold, dark and grey forever. With the onslaught of warmer temperatures comes an array of other benefits. We’ve compiled 6 glorious reasons to fall head-over-heels in love with spring this season.
1. SPRING SCENERY
There is nothing more serene than the illuminating colours of spring flowers blooming or the happy accompaniment of birds chirping. Especially in Australia, most of the seasons are palatable – however none more so than spring. The weather isn’t too hot or too cold, it’s just right. What’s more, nature seems to encourage this by bringing all of our favourite plants and flowers into bloom.
2. OUTDOOR PARTIES
I love when it gets a little warmer & the weather invites us to head outdoors, we can throw kids parties with minimal mess. Why not hire and pitch a marquee from Marquee Monkeys in your backyard? Providing protection from the elements, a marquee is the perfect way to incorporate the blissfulness of spring into your next party plans.
3. ‘TIS THE SEASON FOR DE-CLUTTERING
It’s called spring cleaning for a reason! With the blooming of spring’s gorgeous flowers comes the influx of pollen. For those with hayfever or allergies, this usually calls for a total clean out of their homes, to mitigate any dust or allergens that might affect them or their families. Even if you’re free from allergies, spring is a great time to de-stress and de-clutter your space – and also to clear out any pests or bugs that may have taken residence in your home during the colder months.
4. FAMILY ACTIVITIES
No longer are family activities confined indoors! Turn off the television and venture into the great outdoors with you and your kids. Fill your weekend with wholesome activities such as bush walks, bike rides or heading to your local public pool to cool off.
5. SPRING FOODS
Use the warmer weather and colours of nature as your inspiration, as you and your kids take to the kitchen for some cooking lessons. Start with easy, kid-friendly baking recipes that involve the whole family. Once these skills are mastered, why not try making a Sunday family breakfast to be eaten out in the garden with the wildlife?
6. BREAK OUT THE SHORTS
Spring means it’s time to pack away the winter coats for another year and break out your brightest colours and boldest prints. Spring is here again, and that means summery, comfortable clothing and the reintroduction of colours into you and your family’s wardrobe. Use nature as your fashion inspiration and think bright, light and airy.
When the first day of spring rolls around, it’s impossible not to crack a smile. The thought of warmer temperatures, longer days and blossoming flowers brings happiness to even the coldest of souls. So break out the whole family’s summer clothing and utilise your outdoor entertaining areas once again. Spring truly is the season for the whole family, so whether you’re crafting head chefs in the kitchen, moulding young florists in the garden or de-cluttering the family garage, there is a plethora of activities that spring has to offer.