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You may wish you were floating in a pool with a cold drink in your hand, but the seasons have changed, and so has our entertaining. We may need to take extra caution with an outdoor party in cold weather, but we don’t have to stay huddled up inside all season long! Try a few of these backyard tips for adding warmth to your next event!

Here are four fun and creative ways to take your party outside in the fall or winter.

Heating for outdoor parties

A stone fireplace is a cozy and decorative way to keep your guests warm.

1. The Fire Pit – Fire Pits have made a come-back and can even be found in use during summer months. A fire pit provides a glow and ambiance aside from the obvious warming factor. You can find both portable and permanent options, and the great thing about fire pits is that they are readily available. So, if the weather turns colder than you had expected or your guest list grew, you can stop off and pick one up at the last minute to be sure your guests stay warm.

2. Lampstand heaters – Also known as patio heaters or mushroom heaters (for their shape). These are versatile in that you can move them to where you need them most. Do you have a central spot where your guests will be mingling, that may be a great place to add a patio heater. How about near the food, or an outer corner of your event area?

3. Chiminea – A Chiminea is a free-standing, portable fireplace usually made from clay but can also be found in aluminum or cast iron. While indigenous people used them for cooking and warmth, today’s families use them as garden decor and winter warmth. They do not have a cover to prevent sparks from flying so they should only be used on gravel or stone patio surfaces. Lawn and other natural surroundings aren’t the places for a chiminea.

Entertaining in cold weather takes a few extra steps of preparation, but it’s worth the effort. You may need to have a thermos of hot chocolate on hand and serve a hot, hearty bowl of chili. But, a brisk night doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors.

Outdoor entertainment in Fall and Winter

Planning a bigger event or party? We can help you with the right tent and heaters for fall!

Getting chilly outside and worrying that your guests may not feel very comfortable? Rest assured, as our experience in planning parties for any weather and occasion will come in handy! We have tents for any occasion, heating equipment, chairs, tables, linens… Contact us and let’s make your Fall backyard event memorable and comfortable!

 

 

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