Spring is here and it feels like one big collective exhale for many of us. The relief of sunshine, the whiffs of blooming flowers, the excitement of shedding our layers for breezier clothes, and the allure of a fresh batch of colorful produce are among some of April’s biggest delights. While we welcome these familiar seasonal shifts with open arms every year, spring 2021 holds the promise of even bigger change. As we reach a turning point in the pandemic and vaccination becomes more of a reality, many of us are finally beginning to decompress after what feels like a year of holding our breath.

In short, entering a new season has never felt more exciting.

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m diving cannonballing into this new chapter, and I’ve got a lot of plans for soaking up springtime in all its glory this year. Looking for things to do in April? Put on your transitional sweater, grab some tulips, hang up your hammock, and get ready to celebrate flowers and sunshine with this spring bucket list. Also before we begin I need to share this post from Oprah—it’s my spring 2021 energy. Enjoy!

Cultivate your green thumb and plant your own container garden.

Growing vegetables in containers is an easy way to enjoy fresh food without the hassles of pulling weeds or tilling the soil. All you need is a pot, good soil, and sun!

Treat yourself to a spa day at home.

Bathtime isn’t just a winter ritual. A 20-minute soak is usually just what the doctor ordered, and we’ve rounded up all the essentials for creating the ultimate spa-worthy experience right at home. Ready, set, bliss out.

Give your home a whole new look without spending a dime.

Livening up your home just may be the breath of fresh air you’re looking for right now. Whether it’s swapping out your pillows or restyling a bookshelf, try out one of these seven styling tips that are totally free.

Bake something delicious for a friend (or yourself).

Do I go for a classic favorite? Try something new? Make something up? If you’re like me, this list of what to bake when you’re bored might be your holy grail.

Liven up your space with one of these low-maintenance plants.

Few things do more to shift the overall aesthetic of a room like the addition of houseplants. They add serenity, color, and texture to the overall ambiance. So if you’re looking to raise the vibe of your living room, look no further than these 11 living room plant ideas.

Get your hands on a new cookbook.

Pick up a copy of Hetty McKinnon’s highly anticipated cookbook, To Asia, With Love: Everyday Asian Recipes and Stories From the Heart hitting shelves on April 6th and challenge yourself in the kitchen to make something new this month.

Dine with friends and family, picnic style.

There are few things I love more than gathering friends for lunch al fresco in the summertime—even a simple spread of cheese and crackers feels elevated when it’s on a pretty picnic blanket spread out in the grass.

Give your closet the spring cleaning it deserves.

You can’t say spring bucket list without mentioning spring cleaning. If this one feels like a personal attack, then it’s safe to say your closet needs some TLC. You might be surprised by how quickly you can get organized, and you’ll feel so much lighter afterward.

Try out one of these top outdoor games for adults. 

Just because you’re a grown-up doesn’t mean you have to stop having fun. Invest in some outdoor games and invite a few friends to play outside or at the beach. You’ll feel like a kid all over again.

Switch up your skincare routine for warmer weather.

Find your new favorite clean sunscreen or get glowing with one of these non-toxic face tanners.

Rent bikes and go for a spin.

Beautiful weather is best enjoyed on a bike. Get a crew together and bike around one of your favorite parts of town!

Take a flower-arranging class.

Celebrate spring with some fresh blooms and learn from the pros with one of these online floral design classes.

What’s on your spring bucket list this season? Share them with us below.\

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