Experiencing winter should not hinder you from throwing a party, all you need to do is embrace it and enjoy it however you can. Here is the ultimate guide to an outdoor winter party.
Set up a bonfire to keep your guest warm when partying in the cold season. Creating a fire will attract people to gather around and chat as they have their drinks. An even greater way to keep your guests hanging over the fire is by grilling and cooking. You can choose to build your own fire pit or buy a portable fire pit. A great way to create a fire is by building it on top of a cement block rather than on top of grass.
In order to keep your guest feeling warm and cozy, it is important that you provide them with blankets and pillows. Do some research on what kind of blankets are appropriate for winter since some may not keep you warm as you intended. Also, if possible, try to ensure that each guest has an extra pair of boot and coats.
Another great way to warm the outdoor party and light the way is by using heavy-duty candle holders and luminaries. This is particularly important because, during winter, the sun does not stay up for long. Party lights are more appealing when they are wrapped around trees.
Serve easy and hot meals in order to warm your guest’s souls. You can have an impressive meal that is cooked over the fire either using a grill or just an open fire. Pay attention to the serving style and ensure that the meals or drinks stay warm. You can also choose to serve your guest with a few drinks in order to quench their thirst. However, remember to bring hot chocolate for children or individuals who do not take alcohol.
When hosting an outdoor party in winter, do not give your guest seats that are made of metal because they will freeze and make it very uncomfortable for them. Metal chairs get cold quickly and you will end up sticking to the chair. You can add the comfort of the chairs by providing them with cushions and nubby blankets. You can use old blankets to cover hay bales which act as seats especially if you don’t want to invest outdoor furniture.
When all the guests are satisfied with the meal, find a way to keep them entertained. There are many fun winter games that you can you and your guests can engage in including the snowball fight and the treasure hunt. Besides you can have a memorable experience watching a holiday movie in your backyard.