Celebrate with a spring buffet
Photo: Christopher Baker; Styling: Philippa Brathwaite
A simple buffet makes the perfect flexible feast.
As you may have noticed, spring is here. The days are getting longer, the birds are singing flirtatiously and the mild weather is greening up the scenery. Add seasonal events like graduations and Mother's Day, and there's one conclusion that's pretty hard to escape: It's time to throw a party.

Whatever you're planning, this mostly make-ahead menu will suit the occasion perfectly. All of the elements are light, fresh and supremely adaptable—move the buffet to a different room or just change the table setting, and you'll be ready for anything from a best friend's bridal shower to a Sunday brunch for Mom.

Prepare your feast with this handy guide on what to make when.

Preview this memorable brunch menu.
Whether you're celebrating a graduation, Mother's Day or a bridal shower, Susan Spungen's light and easy spring buffet is the perfect flexible feast. Use this handy guide on what to make when.

Two Days Ahead
  • Toast coconut and almonds for cupcake toppings.
  • Make Lemon Curd cupcake filling, and Green Sauce for the salmon.

The Day Before

On the Day

Two Hours Before

One Hour Before
Preview the entire memorable menu.


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