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Throw A Winter Party Outdoors

Suzanne Oliver
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If the weather isn’t too frightful, why not toast the night with chilled champagne and sparklers? Set up a complete shindig in your own back yard and share with family and friends. It’s simple to set up a party area, even if you don’t have the space or budget for a full-on outdoor kitchen. Here are a couple of pointers for your party:

Friends toasting with sparklers Shutterstock/Pressmaster

 Image: Shutterstock/Pressmaster

  • Keep It Toasty. Circle around a cozy fire pit or even a patio heater. Have plenty of warm blankets on hand, too.

wrought iron Fire pit

Above: wrought iron fire pit

Patio heater

Above: patio heater


  • Keep It Chilled. Toss some ice and your bottles of champagne into a tub. Dress up your bubbly with fresh strawberries or raspberries.

Beverage tub on stand

Above: beverage tub on stand

  •  Keep it sparkly. Fireworks aren’t just for the Fourth of July. At the very least, fire up some sparklers.


Image: Shutterstock/matthi

  • Keep it bright. Mini white lights strung through trees and on top of bushes really set a festive mood.

Snowflake light set

Above: snowflake light set

Icicle light set

Above: icicle light set

  • Keep it merry. Have outdoor speakers on hand to set the mood.

Wireless outdoor speakers

Above: wireless outdoor speaker

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