At the end of March I got together with my girlfriends Molly and Colleen to have a small Hanami Party! I was so happy to find a beautiful spot to have a picnic and watch the Cherry Blossoms in my new town.
The blossoms were so pretty that day!! We caught them right before rain came through the next day and they all fell. Trying to plan a hanami party is a little stressful but exciting because you have to time it just right so you don't miss the blossoms before nature takes them away! We really lucked out on the day we got together though – the weather was great, the sun was out and there was even a light "snowing" from the blossoms falling.
For our picnic snacks, I brought warm green tea, strawberry crunchy Rilakkuma puff snacks, strawberry and melon mochi… and my friends brought candy, cheese and bread to share! It was a delicious spread of items and the colors suited the spring time feel.
All our bags conveniently matched the spring time colors of cherry blossoms too!! I thought it was so cute to see them all piled together.
Have you ever had a hanami party?
If not – I definitely recommend trying it next spring! It's a beautiful and relaxing way to spend time with friends and loved ones. 🙂