Summer may have come to an end, but that doesn’t mean your outdoor entertaining has to. In fact, entertaining outdoors during autumn and winter months can be fantastic. There are so many fun ways to make the environment warmer, cosier and festive. There’s something special about dining out under the stars or being able to enjoy your garden even when the snow has settled on the ground. The following tips have been put together to help you to maintain your reputation as a great host and create some amazing memories in your home.
Tidy Up the Garden
Before you start planning your outdoor activities, you need to assess your garden and make sure it’s in good condition. During the autumn and winter, gardens can become wet and messy. Excess leaves fall from the trees and general debris blows in from surrounding areas.
Start by checking all areas for any rubbish or piles of leaves (whilst being careful not to disturb any wildlife that could be hibernating in there) and give your garden a good tidy up. You should also check any decked areas and patio, as you may need to clean up these areas and remove any moss or dirt that could become slippery and dangerous when wet. Head to your local timber merchants to stock up on essential items to help you get your garden into good shape.
Outdoor Fire Pits
By introducing an outdoor fire pit to your garden, you instantly create a hub that is perfect for keeping warm and gathering around on cool winters night. Fire pits have become extremely popular within many homes. They’re a staple piece for the garden and it’s not hard to see why.
Whether you’re hosting a wintery garden party, a family get together or a firework night display, you can add a cosy, warm touch to your garden that will make entertaining outdoors much easier. There are so many amazing fire pits available online at retailers like Argos and Homebase. So you can find the perfect style to complement your garden and bring a warm touch of character.
Having outdoor lighting is essential during the autumn/winter months. Not only from an aesthetical approach but also with regards to safety too. Once you introduce some delicate lighting features into the garden, you’ll instantly notice a lift in the overall atmosphere and create a warm and welcoming feel.
From pretty fairy lights to bold lanterns, there are some beautiful outdoor lighting features available that you can find to really enhance your outdoor space.
Soft Outdoor Furnishings
Keeping cosy isn’t just about being warm, it’s about being comfortable too. By adding some soft outdoor furnishings to your garden such as throws, cushions and blankets you can create a really cosy space for you and your friends to enjoy. This is perfect when throwing an outdoor party or having people round for dinner. It’s even great for evenings sat in front of the fire or snuggled up with a blanket.
Do you enjoy entertaining outdoors during Autumn?