Design Expert Emily Henderson’s 5 Tips For Hosting A Chic Spring Soiree


To celebrate the arrival of spring and the launch of Clos du Bois’s new Lightly Bubbled chardonnay and rose, lifestyle and home decor expert Emily Henderson is helping us get ready for spring with her top five tips for hosting chic spring and summer soirees.

1. Have Guests Create Floral Wine Charms

“An easy way to elevate any party and help it feel personal is to offer a variety of fresh flowers and just a little floral wire for guests to create their own unique floral wine charms. It’s a fun summertime activity for guests and also helps them keep track of their glass throughout the party. I love the new Clos du Bois Lightly Bubbled Chardonnay and the handmade wine charm keeps anyone from stealing my glass at the party.”

2. Ditch The Flower Vase For A Berry Basket

“For decorating summer tables, counters, or bar carts, get creative with your arrangements. Forgo the traditional vase and instead create a beautiful arrangement in a wooden berry basket. It is also a fun DIY for guests to take home following the party! It makes an ordinary table arrangement feel unique and homemade, and you can also theme the berries and florals depending on the occasion (e.g. red, white, and blue for Independence Day, etc.).”

3. Add A Festive Touch To Wine Glasses

“To make each glass of wine look even more festive, I freeze some extra berries before the event on simple wooden swizzle sticks. A frozen strawberry swizzle pairs perfectly with the new Clos du Bois Lightly Bubbled Rosé.”

4. Elevate Simple Fare With Creative Serving

“I love mixing high and low at any party, which also comes into play with the food. Right now, I am very into my easy recipe for oven-crisped feta and sage truffle fries, which I then serve in colorful paper cones. Taking something everyday and elevating it with the cones helps it to feel festive and fun. I also love my Summer BLTs with homemade California Mayo but served mini, which makes snacking throughout the party easy for guests and who doesn’t love mini morsels to taste throughout the party? Again, taking something easy and elevating it, I wrap each BLT in recyclable paper with a simple twine string bow. The new Clos du Bois Lightly Bubbled is my go to wine for summer sipping. It has the sophistication of a stilled wine with just a hint of bubbles and pairs with all my favorite summer recipes.”

5. Decorate With Monochromatic Pastels

“A fresh pastel palette is always something that will have a place in spring entertaining and in interior design. To keep pastels from feeling too young, stick to one color and mix and match different pastel tones within that family together to achieve a monochromatic and layered look.”