Planning a Backyard Party

Tis the season for holiday parties and what better way to ring in the most wonderful time of the year than with a backyard celebration. Even with the temperatures dropping, an outdoor party can still be fun and festive with the right planning.

Food and Drinks

Refreshments at an outdoor holiday party are one of the most critical components of its success. Think German-style Christkindlesmarkt and fire up the grill for some slow-roasted bratwurst sausages served on warm rolls with assorted mustards for spreading. Accompany them with warm mugs of mulled wine made by infusing a blend of spices and citrus peels with sweet red wine. Any warm beverages will do though and the ubiquitous Irish coffee or hot toddy definitely has a place this season.


Outdoor parties this time of year require some heating. Fire pits are a fabulous way to create great gathering spots and ambiance. Bromic infrared heaters are the best way to warm large areas and will warm your guests’ bodies. They are an incredible way to keep everyone warm and cozy… and outside!


Holiday parties should be simple and easy affairs focused more on the company than on the party planning itself. This is especially true if you are going to try and pull it off outdoors. Create an easy winter wonderland by wrapping some of your more prominent backyard trees or shrubs in white string lights. Arrange garlands and pine cones around any tables or place settings and hang the mistletoe above the entrance to the backyard for anyone that wants to get a festive kiss!

An outdoor holiday party is not out of the question, even if the temperatures dip. It just requires some forethought and prep to pull off but it’s the perfect excuse to extend the use of your backyard space as long into the year as you possibly can.

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