Outdoor Entertaining During The Winter - The Directory Group

Outdoor entertaining during the winter

Outdoor entertaining during the winter

The nights may be drawing in, but that doesn’t mean you have to! It can be easy to get into the mindset of winter being the season to stay indoors and socialise less, but there are plenty of ways to entertain during the cold weather, and you’ll soon discover that the chillier climate doesn’t have to mean the end of outdoor fun!

Spruce up your garden

Gardening doesn’t just have to be for the warmer months, and accessorising isn’t limited to just the indoors! Prepare your garden for outdoor entertaining in the cold weather with plenty of throw blankets and cushions, candles and outdoor heaters, and invest in an outdoor rug which will add texture to your patio as well as being a soft layer between the cold stone or concrete.

Gather round the fire

A classic British BBQ is always associated with the summer, but winter can be the equally perfect opportunity to gather your loved ones together outside and enjoy scrumptious food and drink. Why not host a bonfire in your back garden with chairs, cushions and blankets? Everyone can snuggle around the fire and wrap up in their winter coats and hats with toasted marshmallow appetisers while they wait for the BBQ food! Serve hot chocolate and mulled wine to warm up frosty fingers and make spicy soup to add additional heat to the occasion.

Take a warming walk

One of the greatest things about the colder weather is dressing up in your winter best and taking a long scenic walk. Whether it’s a pre-roast dinner walk around your local town or exploring further into the unknown and discovering a fantastic pub at the end, you simply can’t beat the feeling of flushed cheeks beneath a cosy hat and stomping amongst frosty grass and leaves.

Remember, you don’t have to halt your outdoor plans because of the winter. It’s simply a matter of embracing the weather and being prepared with the right clothing, attitude and mindset!

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