Entertaining Outdoors at Christmas
It’s that time of year again! The time for too much ham, twinkly lights, and… scorching hot weather. If you’re like most people, you probably spend most of your Christmas indoors where it’s nice and cool. But what if we told you that it’s the most wonderful time of the year…to move your holiday festivities outdoors! That’s right, folks. This year, forget about being cooped up inside with your extended family and friends. Instead, take advantage of the beautiful weather and celebrate the holidays al fresco! Here are a few tips on how to make your outdoor Christmas celebration one to remember.
- Keep it Christmassy. Just because you’re celebrating outdoors doesn’t mean you should skimp on the Christmas decor. Make sure your outdoor space is decked out with all the trappings of the season, from a twinkling string of lights to a jolly Santa inflatable. And don’t forget a real Christmas tree! Nothing gets you into the holiday spirit quite like the scent of a freshly cut pine tree.
- Serve festive foods and drinks. No outdoor party is complete without food and drink, so make sure you have plenty of both on hand. Serve up some traditional Christmas favorites like roasted turkey or ham, mashed potatoes, and green beans. And for dessert, what could be more festive than grandma’s fruit cake that everyone avoids!? Don’t forget to keep your guests hydrated with plenty of mulled wine, champers, and cider.
- Keep everyone entertained. One of the best things about outdoor parties is that there’s plenty of room for games! Set up a finska tournament or have a friendly game of horseshoes going. If you really want to get into the holiday spirit, set up a mini putt-putt course in your backyard or have a giant jenga set for everyone to get involved in!
So there you have it—a few tips on how to have an outdoor Christmas celebration that will rival any indoor party. Just remember to keep it Christmassy, serve up some festive foods and drinks, and keep everyone entertained, and you’re sure to have a holly jolly time! If you want to talk about improving your outdoor space so you can host epic outdoor parties give the jolly team at Coastal Patios a call and request a free consultation.