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Happy first day of spring!

Sundresses, picnics, visits to the park...yes that's right, spring is FINALLY here (at least according to the calendar)! And if you live in a part of the country that has had a rough winter like us here in NY, we know you'll appreciate some warmer weather as much as we will. One of my favorite parts of spring are the cool treats, including my favorite: water ice! Rita's Water Ice always celebrates the first day of Spring by offering a free treat - so be sure to check that out if you're in an area with a Rita's!

Three things to check off your list as spring nears:

1. Get the house tidied up

Spring cleaning can be a bummer, but think about how nice it will feel to have the warm breeze blowing into the windows of a clean house, ridded of last years' clutter and to be ready for a summer of entertaining. Speaking of...

2. Plan a party

Well you know, since the house is clean and all, why not have some people over to celebrate the season? Check out available House Parties to help you with the planning, or have your own bash. As always, we have some tips to help you plan the perfect spring soiree.

3. Cheers to spring!

A party post wouldn't be complete without some season appropriate cocktail recipes! Oh, and if you're looking for the perfect party outfit, check out Glamour's 10 Most Wearable Spring 2014 Fashion Trends.

How are you celebrating the first day of the spring season this year?

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"La fheile Padraig sona dhaoibh!", Happy St. Patrick's Day!