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Fall and Winter Garden Parties

Fall and Winter Garden Parties | My Cosy Retreat

There is no doubt that the summer season was made for garden parties. As reported on the site we had My dream Birthday boho garden party last year to celebrate a birthday. The party was a huge success and a lot of fun! Now that the summer season has finished, it doesn’t mean that garden parties should be abandoned. In this post we will look at how to host the perfect party during the colder months of the year.

Fall and Winter Garden Parties | My Cosy Retreat

Staying Warm

The biggest challenge as the temperature drops is keeping your guests warm. There are two ways to achieve this: outside heaters and fire. Electric heaters are the safest and easiest way to stay warm. Taking the time to find the right heater is important as a lot of heaters have a small and intense heat area leaving guests either too hot or not receiving any warm air. Gadget site T3 recommend long-wave infra-red heaters over halogen heaters as the heat covers a much larger area although they are more expensive to run.

Small (or large!) bonfires are great for a cold winter night and will make your garden party feel that bit more special. If you are unsure on how to proceed, then sites such as Rated People have listed safety measures that you should be aware of.

Fall and Winter Garden Parties | My Cosy Retreat

An All Season Table

One way to ensure that you can host a garden party all year round is to invest in garden furniture that can withstand all kinds of weather. The best garden furniture for hosting a good garden party is a large durable outdoor table. There are various different styles of outdoor tables. The picnic tables listed on Screwfix are a good example of the different types of garden tables available. They have circular, oblong, and square tables that are designed to last and come with a 10-year guarantee. One huge benefit for winter parties is that the tables don’t need to be packed away during the colder and wetter months.

Fall and Winter Garden Parties | My Cosy Retreat

Food and Drinks

In our article ‘A Lovely Picnic Inspiration’ we point out that it doesn’t matter what time of year a party is it will always bring you happiness. The right spread can make or break any party. For the colder months you are going to want some food and drink that will warm your guests up. This can be anything from soup to a big bowl of stew to dig into. On the drinks front, warm alcoholic punches will liven up the party, keep your guests warm, and can be easily made in large batches.

Fall and Winter Garden Parties | My Cosy Retreat

Winter Entertainment

What is a good garden party without wonderful entertainment? If it is snowing then we don’t need to say anything other than snowball fight! Fireworks are a good way to send off the evening and although they can be used all year round, they feel much more special on a cold winter’s night. If you have a bonfire, some marshmallow toasting is good fun.

I hope this article will help you plan some parties in the upcoming months. It doesn’t matter if it is hot or cold, a garden party is always a special time with friends and family!

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