Entertaining Outdoors This Winter? Ideas To Ponder

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Entertaining outdoors this winter? Check out a few ideas you can use to make this adjustment for your family and friends!

For many families, this winter is going to look a little different this year. Festive gatherings will likely be much more low key as we all do what we can to stay safe and healthy. 

It’s safe to say that more and more people will be focused on entertaining outdoors this winter, welcoming friends and family into gardens and backyards ready to enjoy the festive season. 

Need some help with your winter parties and gatherings? Here’s everything you need for entertaining outdoors this winter.

Roasting marshmallows over a fire pit is an excellent idea for entertaining outdoors

Weatherproof seating

Your guests are going to need somewhere to sit, but unfortunately, winter weather isn’t always the most predictable, so you’re going to need something sturdy and comfortable. You could get a plastic Adirondack chair or two in a style that matches the rest of your furniture, as well as some other weatherproof furniture that you don’t have to worry about over the winter months. If you have a lot of existing furniture you’d like to use in any weather, you could look at some weatherproofing paint and sealants that will protect your furniture against the elements.

Entertaining Outdoors with a sheltered area

Having a sheltered area in your backyard will give you greater flexibility for any outdoor gatherings you decide to hold over the winter months. You can get a temporary gazebo set up in your backyard, or you could put something more permanent in place, like a pergola. Take a look at some tips for designing an outdoor space you can use year-round.

Outdoor heating

Some outdoor heating will be sure to keep you and your guests warm and toasty even on the coldest nights. From patio heaters to fire pits, there are all kinds of ways you can heat your garden.

Don’t forget to invest in some cozy blankets, slippers and other warming items to help everyone relax around the fire.

Some warming and hearty food

The final piece of the puzzle for perfect outdoor entertainment in winter is, of course, some good food. Having some comfort food recipes like French onion soup to hand will help you rustle up some dishes that are ideal for winter. Serving some hearty, warming dishes, will be a hit with your guests, helping to create some wonderful winter memories. 

Why not try batch-cooking some of your favorites and freezing them so that there is always something warm and welcoming for when guests drop by.

While the festive season might look a little different this year, you will still have some opportunities to make some amazing memories. While your outdoor space might not be where you’d usually entertain over the winter months, there are ways you can transform it into your perfect space, and get the most of your outdoor living space year-round. Get your backyard ready by making it cozy and warm ready for some exciting evenings catching up with friends and family.

What are your ideas for entertaining outdoors?

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