As we draw a collective sigh of relief and head into spring, our focus is very much on the outdoors. If you’re planning a family celebration weekend, then get everyone outside for some fresh air and fun activities. Moving the party outdoors means less mess and more room for games. If you’ve got young children, there’s no better way to keep them entertained than with a treasure
hunt around the garden. Get the teens involved creating and hiding clues and make sure there’s plenty of treats to go round at the end. Or if treasure hunts aren’t your thing, then why not go traditional with a sports day kit and enjoy some old school favourites…egg and spoon race anyone?

Set the mood with crowd‐pleasing music
Get everyone in the party mood with a selection of songs that are sure to appeal to all ages. When it comes to choosing tunes, Spotify is our saviour. If you’re feeling super‐organised why not ask family members for suggestions ahead of the party and build a play list that’s full of their favourites. Or if you’re too busy planning the celebratory feast, then let everyone take turns DJing on the night and create their own eclectic mix.

Up your table game
Every Portmeirion family celebration starts with a beautifully laid table. If you’ve not tapped into the trend for styling your table, then we’re here to help. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced table layer, you can’t go wrong with our iconic Botanic Garden range, which is famed for its flower motifs and signature green leaf border and will sit pretty at the heart of your family festivities. Build on the floral theme and bring nature to your table with freshly cut wild flowers, garden greenery and colourful candles. Or why not create a simple yet stylish live table runner?

End the evening in style
The sure sign of a successful celebration is when the guests don’t want to leave, but as the evening draws to a close, why not send them on their way with a stylish cup of tea or coffee. And our new Sara Miller London Portmeirion India collection is guaranteed to get everyone talking. Take guests on a mini journey to India with a range of fine china mugs inspired by the exotic wildlife, vibrant colours, hand‐painted palaces and ornate architecture of Rajasthan. There are four striking mugs in different Indian‐inspired colourways to choose from, all embellished with a touch of sumptuous 22 carat gold. Replace after dinner mints with bite‐sized Indian sweets and give your family a true taste of Asia before they leave.

If you’re hosting a family celebration, then don’t forget to tag us in your photos on Instagram. We’d love to see how our serveware has contributed to your theme.