Are you looking for ways to entertain your guests outdoors this winter? Our weather this fall has been relatively mild, and we are often lucky to avoid major snow until January. The mild weather of last year’s El Nino is gone and its cold companion El Nina has taken her place, but forecasters think it could still be a mild winter with above-average temperatures some months.
The good news is that this means more time spent enjoying your backyard! Just because the pool is closed doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy your outdoor living space. There are many ways to keep the party going and keep your guests warm. Here are five ways to warm up your great outdoors this fall and winter with friends and family.
Amenities for the Best in Backyard Fun: Entertain Your Guests Outdoors
It’s time to start planning for an epic winter outdoors. Here are a few things you can do to get started on offering an amazing experience to entertain your guests.
can make a wonderful, permanent focal point of your outdoor space and could even increase the value of your home. A fireplace can also complement your patio space. There are budgets for everyone from professional installation to DIY fireplace kits.
are a more affordable option than fireplaces, as well as being a somewhat portable and temporary feature if you choose one that can be moved. This is a great choice for a last-minute party as you can pick one up rather inexpensively at most home improvement stores. However, like a fireplace, permanent fire pits can also be designed and installed to blend in with your landscape design.
If space allows to have a bonfire
, this can really heat up a gathering. And don’t forget the marshmallows! Just ensure your bonfire is conducted safely and complies with local or governmental regulations.
are portable fireplaces that give off cozy heat for small gatherings and are perfect for gravel or patio areas.
Free-standing patio heaters
are usually fueled by propane and come in all sorts of styles (and prices!) from tabletop, hanging, and standing. Want a fireplace look? Then consider a faux fireplace heater to take the chill off.
You’ll also definitely need a space for all your guests to sit and relax. Fronheiser Pools carries a beautiful line of Telescope Casual Outdoor Furniture
so that you can enjoy your outdoor spaces at home all year long.
Ideas for an Outdoor Party this Winter: Entertain Your Guests
Once you’ve decided how to keep your guests warm, it’s time to come up with some get-together ideas to keep the party going. You can get as creative as you want when you keep in mind warmth and comfort.
- Have a “stay warm” section with throw blankets, mittens, hats, and scarves for guests to wrap up in.
- Create a sense of warmth with candles, strung party lights, or soft lighting.
- Place cushions and pillows on your patio furniture.
- Keep hot drinks on hand in thermoses such as hot chocolate or hot spiced cider.
- Place area rugs in the seating area.
- Serve warm-up foods like stew, soup, and chili.
- Have outdoor games that will get folks heated up!
The great thing about designing a heated backyard space is that it can be enjoyed in the cooler and warmer months, and is still a great addition on a cooler summer evening. And with these ideas and backyard furniture from Fronheiser Pools, you’ll be set for a winter to remember.