Jingle bells! Jingle bells! Are you feeling the Christmas spirit yet? This festive time of the year is made unforgettable by gatherings with family and friends, feasting on delectable holiday delights and exchanging gifts and banter. If you’re planning a Christmas or New year’s bash at your home, there’s no reason to keep it indoors due to the cold. Here are some brilliant ideas to help decorate your outdoor living area with a bit of Christmas cheer.
Purchase a fire pit
With a gas powered fire pit, your backyard will become the center of attention during your party. Everyone loves the warmth of a fire, and with gas, you won’t have to worry about stinky smoke, constant upkeep or time consuming clean up. Fire glass is also a sparkling addition that will surely boost the Christmas ambiance of your party. There are a plethora of colors to choose from, which allow you to mix and match to fit in with the holiday decor!
Decorate with potted plants
Go natural with your party decor by setting up with potted plants symbolic of the holiday season. Use beautiful, hand crafted pottery to show off varieties such as bright red poinsettias and holly. You can also purchase sheared Christmas tree branches from tree lots to lay across bare surfaces and create center pieces that smell delightful.
Don’t forget the lights
An outdoor Christmas bash wouldn’t be complete without a set of blinking lights, and adding a string or two to your backyard is a great way to create a dreamy winter wonderland feel. Do you have trees in your garden? Hang strings of white lights throughout the branches for a firefly effect. Paper lanterns are also lovely for outdoor decoration, amping up the intimacy of the winter evening.
Make it cozy
Banish Jack Frost from your backyard by creating a warm atmosphere for your party guests to get cozy. Prior to the party, drape patio furniture with chunky blankets and exchange weather proof pillows for something more plush. Gas powered patio heaters are a worthwhile investment for cold regions, keeping outdoor spaces nice and toasty.