Get Ready for Outdoor Entertaining This Holiday Season

November 19, 2019 5:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

With autumn settling in here in the Pacific Northwest, our thoughts are turning to the holiday season that’s just around the corner. Even if Thanksgiving hasn’t arrived just yet, it’s really not too early to start thinking about how you’re going to handle your winter holiday hosting duties.

Perhaps you’re planning to have company staying with you from out of town. Maybe you’re hosting Christmas for your whole extended family. Or maybe you’re just thinking of having some close friends or neighbors over for a low-key holiday party. Whatever the case may be, it’s not a bad idea to start preparing! This means getting your decorations in place, deciding on a menu and ensuring your outdoor fireplace in Seattle, WA is ready to do its job.

Here are some tips to help you get the planning underway:

  • Decorations: Set the mood for your party with some of the classics of the season! Hang outdoor Christmas lights, light some candles, put up some garlands, bust out your festive holiday blankets and décor and maybe even put up some wreaths or miniature Christmas trees. A basket full of Santa Claus hats can be a delightful addition to the party, as well as a functional way to keep everyone’s ears nice and warm.
  • Food: Even if the gifts still top most people’s lists of favorite elements of the holiday season, the food provides some stiff competition! You can’t go wrong with such staples as Christmas cookies, peanut brittle, chocolate-covered cherries and candy canes, but don’t forget your guests’ savory cravings—meat and cheese boards, crackers and roasted vegetables can make everyone feel they’ve earned that extra cookie or two. Holiday beverages like hot cocoa, spiced cider and an assortment of alcohol and soft drinks should keep everyone in good spirits during your party.
  • Music: Even those who protest its arrival in public spaces the day after Halloween are likely to find themselves humming along to the holiday tunes once December rolls around. Thanks to Bluetooth speakers and streaming audio, you don’t have to invest in a high-end outdoor audio setup to enjoy traditional carols, festive Santa songs and contemporary takes on all the classics you loved as a kid.
  • Fire: What makes your holiday party the one not to miss? The fact that it’s taking place outside! An outdoor fireplace in Seattle, WA adds an element of novelty to your event, providing warmth as well as visual appeal and giving everyone a place to roast marshmallows. Have your fireplace contractor pay your home a visit before using your fireplace for the first time this season, just to make sure everything is working the way it’s supposed to.

For the past decade, Custom Fire Art has been providing home and business owners in the Seattle area with highly dependable workmanship and an unparalleled level of artistry. If you’re interested in hiring a custom fireplace contractor in Seattle, WA to bring some light and heat to your outdoor setup, please reach out to us today. We’d love to work on your project!

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