It can be a challenge to get outdoors during the long winter months. The weather may be chilly or rainy, you may have snow, or it just might be too damp and dark for your liking. However, with a little creativity, you and your friends and family can learn to love being outdoors in all weather—without even leaving your own backyard.
Create an Enjoyable Space
When preparing to spend more time in your backyard, it’s a great idea to invest a little time in creating a special, cozy space to socialize in. Look for high-quality, all weather furniture. Make sure you have comfortable seating options and enough tables to hold games, drinks, and food. Use special outdoor lighting to create a peaceful atmosphere.
Consider taking your relaxation to the next level by installing a hot tub or sauna to carry you through the long, chilly winter. An outdoor hot tub from a local shop, like Marquis Spas, can be a great way to enjoy time with friends or family. Imagine sinking into the spa for a soak under the stars while sipping a glass of wine or cup of tea. Bring a little indulgence to your own backyard.
Prepare for the Cold
Depending on where you live, you may need to prepare for cold evenings while you enjoy socializing outdoors. Invest in some outdoor heaters that will radiate warmth while you spend time in your backyard. A hot tub or sauna is a wonderful way to beat the chill and stay warm, but even a fire pit or outdoor fireplace can create a snug atmosphere. Another great way to stay warm outdoors is to do some cooking. Preparing a simple meal on the grill or over an open fire is a fun way to enjoy some quality time outside—and stay toasty! Or, if you’re up for a more serious investment, build an outdoor brick pizza oven and enjoy delicious, homemade pizza all year round.
Make it Social
Once you have your outdoor space set up, invite friends around for evenings in the backyard. Prepare warm drinks, sit by a fire, and make sure to have enough warm blankets to pass around to your guests so they can stay cozy. Many popular party games can be played outdoors in all weather, so don’t be afraid to pull out the charades or Pictionary to round out your party.
You don’t always have to be stuck inside during the winter. Utilize your outdoor space and make some adjustments to stay warm and cozy even in harsh weather.