The party season is fast approaching, and if you dread the thought of red wine spilled all over your brand new cream carpet, then we have the perfect idea for you – an outdoor party! Get back to nature and gather your loved ones for a night of festive cheer, all in the comfort of your back garden. And with Cheshire Artificial Grass there’s no need to worry about muddy feet.
The Cheshire Artificial Grass guide to planning your perfect outdoor party this winter.
Decorating the garden party
Once you’ve decided on a date and a guest-list, the next thing to consider is the party decoration. The trick here is to create a warm and cosy environment and, as always, the devil is in the detail. That means no satin sheets or icy blue colours. Instead, opt for candles, furs and rustic furniture to make everybody feel at home. If you have the space, then a blazing bonfire will create a great centre piece for your party – just make sure you keep it away from any artificial grass you have installed.
Outdoor party food
An outdoor party is the perfect opportunity to do some creative cooking. A barbecue might be a bit dubious for the winter time, but cooking outdoors is by no means impossible. If you’ve decided to have an open fire then cooking over it is a great way to break bread with family and friends. Why not try cooking a hearty chilli, or, if you feel like a suburban Bear Grylls, you could even skewer some sausages and onions over the flames for a tasty treat. Whatever you cook just make sure it will warm your guest’s bellies and won’t require a knife and fork.
Drinks- hot or cold?
One great thing about an outdoor party is that cold drinks stay ice cold. But, if you fancy something a little warmer, then hot chocolate and gallon jugs of coffee will keep your guests happy. As for the alcohol drinkers – mulled wine is a must. Mulled wine is super quick and easy, all it takes is to heat a bottle of red wine with some sugar and spices and there you have it. The real beauty of mulled wine though, is that the ingredients can be as cheap as you dare and your guests will never know the difference!
Songs around the fire
Providing entertainment in the winter can be difficult, but it’s important to keep people active against the cold. Luckily, nothing brings people together like a fireside sing song. Invite a friend with a guitar, and you’ll soon be huddled together singing the night away. Alternatively, telling scary stories is a great way to get the blood pumping.
So there you have it, hosting an outdoor party the easy way. And, if you’re lucky enough to have an artificial grass lawn, you can bring in the New Year without bringing in muddy footprints!