6 Ways To Make A Cozy Outdoor Entertaining Space
Although the holidays are over, Winter is still the best time to cozy up with your family and make memories. Here in the Southwest, it’s the best season to enjoy the outdoors and creating a space to enjoy the weather and spend time with loved ones is my favorite. Here are a few ways to make a cozy outdoor entertaining space this season.
Individual Blankets For All Guests
Cozying up by the fire is always nice, but when each guest has their own blanket it makes it a little extra special. Look for blankets on sale and buy a bunch of them so you can pass them out at your next party to make everyone feel pampered with a personal blanket.
Photo: The Well Dressed House
Ambient lighting always makes a space feel a bit cozier. Consider layering your lighting with café lights and candles. Sharing memories and chatting with your friends by candlelight instantly makes any get-together that much more magical.
A Beverage For All
If you fancy a glass of wine to get cozy with or maybe a cup of cocoa, having a designated space to serve all your guests their favorite drinks is essential for the perfect get-together. This adorable styled beverage cart is perfect to serve your guests as everyone has a different preference.
Photo: Crosley Furniture
Fresh floral arrangements will always elevate your entertaining space – having your get together outside is no exception. In the Southwest, citrus is currently in season and I don’t think there’s a more perfect way to add a pop of color to your tablescape than with citrus. When you pair the citrus with your floral arrangement, it elevates the sophistication of your space and gives your guest something beautiful to look at all night.
Photo: Harper Arrow
Sitting Low And Comfortable
A great way to facilitate a cozy dining experience is to make everything a touch more casual and take your seating to the ground. Sitting on the floor on a bunch of fluffy pillows and making the ambiance a little more casual is always a great way to dine with friends. Sitting outdoors on the floor encourages your friends to sit comfortably and to enjoy themselves, perhaps even encouraging them to let loose a little.
Photo: Ella Claire
Conversation cards are a great way to get to know new friends or even get to know your old friends a bit better. My favorite conversation cards are from Lumitory – are they not adorable? This season is the perfect time to get to re-connect with old friends and establish connections with the new people in your life.
Making memories with friends in a cozy space is one of the most important things in life. With these fun and creative ideas, you’ll quickly become a gracious and thoughtful host your guests will be raving about in the new year.