Hosting a party in the months that are experiencing winter is an exciting idea but it can be difficult if you are not well prepared. This article will guide you when you are hosting an outdoor party during winter.
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. 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. As much as fire is crucial during outdoor parties, it can also be hazardous, therefore, it is advisable that you build a cement block and build the fire on top of it.
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.
Remember to light up the walkways using lanterns and headlamps. 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. You can also wrap the lightings around the trees or even fill pails with stick candles in order to give light and warmth.
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. Serve the dishes and drinks in cutlery that is going to maintain its temperature. You can also choose to serve your guest with a few drinks in order to quench their thirst. If there will be children, you can warm them up with tea which should be stored in thermoses.
Another consideration is to invest in good outdoor furniture that will provide comfortable sitting for the guests. You don’t want to give metal furniture to the guest as this will add up the cold in their bodies. 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.
Keep the children and the adults entertained through lawn games. 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.