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Learn Exactly How to Host A Winter Outdoor Party!

 

"Thank goodness for the first snow, it was a reminder--no matter how old you became and how much you'd seen, things could still be new if you were willing to believe they still mattered." Candace Bushnell

January can seem to be quite un-inspiring in the backyard department. Leafless trees, and brown foliage are the somber scene at each backyard. Hardly the place for a party it would seem.

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Why not shake it up, make your backyard new again and have an outdoor winter party for friends and family?!

Does an outdoor party sound appealing but you’re just not sure how the wind and snow would affect your gathering? The simple solution: A carport. It’s the perfect place to host a winter outdoor party . It could serve as a shelter from the cold wind and falling snow and still allow you the ability to enjoy the great outdoors. Want to learn more about our carports? Click here.

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Warm your guests with a delightful bonfire and be sure to have plenty of firewood to keep those warm vibes going all night.

Add pops of color and brighten up that back yard with repurposed Christmas lights. Simply use tiki wood torches and make a circle around your fire pit and wrap Christmas lights around each pole.

Want to make it even more inviting? Have baskets full of mittens, scarves, hats, and blankets for your guests to use.

Why not decorate a table with a hot cocoa bar? A Thermos with hot chocolate, marshmallows, sprinkles, and whipped topping. Mmm...... Delicious!

Get cozy with the family with a few fun family activities.

Our top 3 picks: A snowman building contest, snow sledding, and making snow ice cream.

Want our snow ice cream recipe? Keep on scrolling.

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Snow Ice Cream

10 cups fresh clean snow

10 oz sweetened condensed milk

1 tsp. vanilla

Directions

Place snow in a large mixing bowl.

Drizzle vanilla and condensed milk over snow.

Stir until completely combined

Add more snow to your liking if necessary

Place in a freezer safe bowl with lid or a zippered gallon bag and freeze until desired consistency is achieved.

This makes delicious ice cream and is a tradition worth repeating each year!

Let us know in the comments how your's turns out.