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.
Since the party will take place outside on the snow, it is necessary that you set up a steady fire to keep everyone warm. Due to low temperatures, the guests will gather around the fire as they chatter into the night. An even greater way to keep your guests hanging over the fire is by grilling and cooking. Check to see if you can find a fire pit in your backyard or alternatively, buy a portable 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. Ensure that your guests do not freeze by providing them high-quality blankets. Some guests may not come prepared to tackle the harsh weather, therefore, it is a good idea to have extra warm clothing so that each guest can enjoy the party.
Another great way to warm the outdoor party and light the way is by using heavy-duty candle holders and luminaries. 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. Therefore, make sure to brighten up your party by wrapping the lightings around trees.
As the temperatures get low, you need to serve your guests with food and drinks that will increase their body temperatures. 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. For the drinks, quality whiskey will be appropriate since it is easy to serve. 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 extra layer of the seats through pillows and cushions. If you don’t have outdoor furniture, invest in hay bales and cover up with blankets.
Party games are a great way to keep your guests entertained during the cold season. You can build snowballs, throw snows at each other or even let the dogs entertain you. Another way to have fun with your guests is by watching holiday movies.