Getting married in the colder months is much cheaper, and maybe it’s your birthday sometime between December and March. So, there may be a need for an outdoor winter party.
Embrace the Ice and Cold
There’s nothing you can do about the cold weather outside. So why not embrace it. Perhaps have your guests attend wearing winter clothing and outdoor gear to make it a themed occasion. And how about making a winter wonderland with ice? You could hire a snow machine, purchase ice sculptures and even mix your drinks with crystal-clear cocktail ice to make them sparkle and shine much better. Just don’t put anything near a heat lamp or steam grate!
Make It a Cozy Occasion
Warmth is the most essential element of any cold weather party, so make sure you have plenty of heat sources. You can try a few things to keep your guests warm and happy, so they won’t be feeling the cold. Fire pits are trendy these days, and they cost almost nothing to run. They’re also a great way to have people gather around and specialize. However, you can also gas up some heat amps at various spots around your garden where tables and chairs are gathered.
Give People the Option at Your Outdoor Winter Party
Some people love sitting outside, no matter the weather or temperature. While others really need to be warm. And favoring one over the other will annoy your guests. You can always set up fancy tables with comfy chairs and candles for a cozy dinner party. Yet you can also rent a tent or marquis for an outdoor-to-indoor transition that suits everyone. This is also great if the weather is becoming a little unpredictable or there is an on-and-off rain situation.
Have a Great Selection of Hot Food and Drinks
When most people attend a party, they look forward to the food and drink the most. So try to make it an event they won’t soon forget. Embrace the winter and cold theme by serving traditional hearty selections like BBQ sandwiches, filling stews, and spicy curries. And try not to forget classics like warmed cider and mulled wine. Also, you can add traditional winter drinks together for a more sophisticated blend, such as Irish cream with hot chocolate.
Keep a Close Watch on the Weather
Of course, in winter, just like any time of the year, you are beholden to their weather. And it can change at the drop of a hat. Which will pretty much ruin your day if you haven’t prepared for it. If your local weather is particularly unpredictable, prepare your home in case everyone needs to come inside. It’s easy to keep an eye on the weather these days. Of course, you can look it up. You can also use apps like Carrot Weather for real-time changes and incoming storms.
An outdoor winter party might not sound attractive. Yet you can make it an event. Try making the most of the ice, set up cozier areas to stay warm, and remember to pay attention to the weather.