Hosting Outdoor Holiday Gatherings

‘Tis the Season… for festive outdoor holiday gatherings! This year, with COVID-19 concerns, many families find that they can move the holiday parties outside and follow protocols that allow them to have fun while staying safe.  Today’s modern deck and railing products will enable you to create an outdoor living space worthy of glowing holiday party reviews. Let’s take a look at some tips to remember when hosting your outdoor holiday gathering.

Keep the Area Well Lit

Now’s the time to put up extra string lights.  They will provide lighting for safety and give your space a festive holiday glow!  Decorate your backyard trees and deck. If you use a neutral color instead of Christmas red or green, you can leave your lights up year-round for use when entertaining.

Incorporate Fire Features into the Festivities

An outdoor fireplace serves the dual purpose of keeping guests warm while adding a cozy glow to your outdoor party space.  If you don’t have an outdoor fireplace, adding a fire pit attraction a short distance from your home will create an intimate setting for your guests.  On a cold night, this is especially cheery and relaxing.

Create a Dedicated Space for a Self-Serve Bar

Unless you like to spend the entire party mixing and serving drinks, take some time before the party and set up a self-serve bar for guests to fix their drinks just the way they like them.  You might want to consider offering some hot beverages as well, depending on the temperature.  Be sure to include alcoholic and non-alcoholic options, so guests can pace themselves if desired.

Think About Renting the Extras

Visit your local party rental business while in the planning phase of your get-together. It’s incredible the items they have that can save so much time the day of the party!  Your first consideration might be a tent or canopy to use on your patio or even for extra space in the yard.

Give some thought to the seating and dining space you have available. You can consider the possibility of renting extra chairs and tables to accommodate your guests.  Another option is renting additional dishes and glasses, or even tablecloths and napkins… rather than using your own outdoors.  Ask for suggestions from your party expert at the rental business… they can be a great help!

Make it Memorable!

The little personal touches you add to your party can make it so unique and memorable.  Think about hiring a photo booth or even a professional photographer to capture the memories of your holiday party.  You can mail these to guests in the New Year.  You can have a cookie decorating party with or without kids.  Christmas carol sing-offs can be fun, and who doesn’t love Santa? There’s always the old traditional ugly Christmas sweater contest with a fun prize!

Happy Holidays From American Cedar & Millwork

If you’re looking for ways to spruce up your outdoor entertaining space, contact American Cedar & Millwork.  Learn more about the large assortment of decking and railing products we offer.  We focus on superior quality products and some of the best names in the business.

Using the right materials to create an inviting space for gatherings makes your home even more stunning! Today’s deck and patio materials include the very best in natural products, artistry, and engineering technology.  Let’s explore what’s possible!