As the official overseers of springtime, hungryhouse wants you to welcome the season with a springtime party. We'll leave the location up to you, any spot of grass with direct sunlight will do. We've gathered the music, "important" information about spring, and the food to make your springtime party brilliant!
"Important" information about spring
1) The first day of spring, or the Vernal Equinox, is said to have 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness. This means, if you stand on the equator during the first day of spring, the sun will pass directly over your head. More importantly, who delivers takeaway to the equator?
2) Germany did not only invent Volkswagens and Oktoberfest, they also invented the Easter bunny! Word has it, they invented Santa Claus too.
3) It's dangerous to do your laundry on Good Friday, as it's meant to bring bad luck. If you don't have any clean clothes and you're celebrating the end of Lent with takeaway, please cover up before answering the door. We care about the mental health of our delivery drivers.
4) Red eggs given out on Easter are said to protect children from bad luck in the coming year.
5) On Kissing Friday (the Friday following Ash Wednesday), English schoolboys were once entitled to kiss girls without fear of punishiment or rejection. This custom lasted until the 1940s. Should we bring it back?
6) Spring fever is said to be a renewal of energy caused by increased daylight hours. The "happiness hormone" serotonin, whose production depends on daylight, becomes exhausted over the winter. This makes it especially easy for the "sleep hormone" melatonin to have its effect. When the days become longer in springtime, the body gets an extra dose of serotonin that is said to cause spring fever.
7) Bluebells are our favourite spring flowers. True story.
The Music: hungryhouse will be jammin' into springtime with our favourite tunes. What other songs would you add to make way for a fantastic spring?
The food: We are constantly looking at menus and being tempted by tasty food (we give in 99% of the time). This being said, we consider ourselves experts when it comes to eating good food. Now that you have springtime converstaion starters and seasonal tunes, you need the hor d'oeuvres (leave the main course to your favourite takeaway).
Pigs in blankets are technically served along side Christmas dinner, but we're not going to let a technicality stop us from featuring them in our springtime food guide.
For some, it's all about those delicious, briny olives. For others, they are mearly a vessel for the cheese! We found a recipe that gets stuffed olives just right. With garlic, jalapenos, and cheese as the filler, these are sure to be a party pleaser.
We will never abandon the original shish kebab, but for this spring party we're giving the fruit kebab a go. Select the best looking fruit from your local farmers market and dice it up. If you're using berries, give them a little sprinkle of sugar to give them an extra sweet taste.
At first thought, you'd think the bigger the better when it comes to food. Quite the opposite, however, when it comes our springtime party. It's all about bite sized goodness and that's why we are including mini- lamb burgers.
And finally, the beverage! We are tossing in the ultimate mar-TEA-nee for your springtime party. To make this refreshing cocktail, all you need is sugar syrup, lemons, earl grey, ice, and of course, gin. Combine everything into a cocktail shaker, turn on this tune, and shake it up.