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 are a few tips to help you plan for your outdoor party during winter.
Create a warm environment for your guests by setting up a bonfire. Building a fire will provide a warm environment or your guests to talk as they have their meals and drinks. Besides adding warmth to the party, you can use the fire to grill or warm up meals. You can choose to build your own fire pit or buy a portable fire pit. However, before making the fire, ensure that you protect the grass by using cement block.
Ensure that there are enough blankets and pillows for everyone to cuddle and stay warm. Invest in good quality woolen blankets that will add more heat to the body along with the fire. Have some winter party outfits ready in case some of your guests need extra warmth.
Apart from bonfire, you can also create a warm ambiance by using lanterns and candlesticks. Unlike summer, the sun does not stay late during winter, hence, lanterns are crucial to light up the paths and brighten the party as night falls. Party lights are more appealing when they are wrapped around trees.
Be sure to do some research on the perfect winter menu to serve your guests and ensure that it is simple and hot. You can also grill some snacks over the fire since they do not require a lot of effort to make. Also, remember to serve the hot food on a tray and the drinks in insulated bottles. 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.
Another consideration is to invest in good outdoor furniture that will provide comfortable sitting for the guests. Do not consider metals as they get cold very fast and this will make your guests cold. Make sure to throw some pillows and cushions form the indoors to keep them warm and cozy in the cold winter. Besides, hay bales also provide easy seats when covered with heavy blankets.
When all the guests are satisfied with the meal, find a way to keep them entertained. You can build snowballs, throw snows at each other or even let the dogs entertain you. If you have a large backyard, you can build a tent and watch movies with your guests.