If you love using your outdoor space for entertaining family and friends, late fall and winter can be a drag, as the cold weather can greatly reduce the appeal of utilizing outdoor living space for many. Fortunately, chilly temps don’t have to move your parties indoors. Use this guide to enjoy your outdoor space well into the winter!
Center Your Food and Beverage Options Around the Winter Season
Outdoor winter parties give you a reason to enjoy the food and beverages that accompany this time of year. For instance, hot beverages like apple cider with cinnamon sticks and hot chocolate are great beverage options. For food options, lasagnas, stews and various spaghetti dishes are all excellent main courses. For additional meal and beverage ideas, click here!
Incorporate a Fire Pit
A major concern with outdoor winter gatherings is keeping all your guests toasty warm. Fire pits are an excellent heat source to achieve this goal. To capitalize on the heat being produced, place the fire pit at the center of the party. Benches and chairs can surround the fire pit to so everyone can access the heat.
Fire pits come in both portable and permanent setups, allowing homeowners to choose the best option for their budget.
Have a Sheltered Area
Having a sheltered area helps retain the heat, keeping the food, drinks and guests warm. A sheltered area also helps protect against cold winds and potential rain or snow that would otherwise force you to take your festivities indoors.
At Canadian Home Leisure, we offer an extensive selection of open-air, semi-enclosed and fully-enclosed gazebos that serve as great cover outdoors.
Winter is a long season in Ontario and outdoor entertaining is way too much fun to limit to the summer months. Use the tips discussed above to hold successful get-togethers throughout the colder months as well!