Here in Seattle, extra-rainy spring days are nothing new. We know that it can be hard to feel in the mood for fresh fruits and flowers and sunshine-y spring things when it seems like the weather hasn’t caught up yet. It’s a great time to try a new craft or recipe, read a book, or do a puzzle, but after the last two years, you might be running out of ideas for indoor fun. Let us help inspire you! These are just a few of our favorite ideas for ways to celebrate spring from your home.
Have an Indoor Picnic
Maybe the thing you’re missing the most is eating good food out surrounded by nature. Fortunately, indoor picnics can be just as fun! Move your table and furniture out of the way, spread out some cushions on the floor, and throw a picnic blanket over them to give you a comfy place to sit. Bring a few houseplants close by, or pick up some fresh flowers to help brighten things up. Add some “sunshine” with extra lamps if needed.
Look for ambient music or nature sounds to capture that day-in-the-park feeling. There is plenty to be found! Use a bluetooth speaker to create some ambience, and then get out all the good food! Picnics call for fresh fruits and veggies, refreshing beverages, and comforting treats. And of course, for all of your bread and brownie needs, we’ve got you covered.
Host a Tea Party
Nothing says spring like taking any excuse to dress up for the day. Well if you’re looking for an excuse, how about a tea party? Get everyone into their fanciest duds and break out the fine china! For decorations, all you really need is LOTS of colorful flowers.
A tea party is also a great excuse to impress with some new recipes. Try some of these from our recipe blog:
- Lemon Almond Shortbread Cookies
- Earl Grey Mini Cupcakes with Orange Glaze
- More Gluten Free Snacks for Tea Time
Relax with a Spa Day
One great way to get yourself in the mood for spring is to treat yourself to a refreshing spa day. Take a soak in a hot bathtub with all the bubbles and fixings. Add a face mask, a scented candle, and a cold, bubbly drink for maximum relaxation and rejuvenation. Just remember to keep it light and bright! Go for fruity and floral aromas to set the mood for the new season.
Start an Indoor Garden
You might really just be missing working in the garden and enjoying the smells of herbs and blooming flowers. Why not bring the garden inside with you? Even without a ton of space, you can easily start a small herb garden in your kitchen. You can save cuttings from an outdoor plant or even a store-bought bundle and place them in a glass of water to keep them fresh and start growing a new plant.
Dye Eggs with Natural Dyes
If you’re celebrating the Easter holiday, a rainy day might be the perfect time for a colorful craft: dyeing eggs! Try a different twist on this craft by dyeing with only natural ingredients. You can make some beautiful, natural colors using food scraps and spices that you may already have in your kitchen, such as onion skins or turmeric. The Kitchn has a great article with complete instructions on how to achieve vibrantly colored eggs with this method. Take a look!
Let us know what you think of these ideas, and what your favorite rainy day activities are. Follow us on social media (@nuflours) and tag us in pictures of your indoor picnic or tea party.