Our Best Tips for Outdoor Entertaining in the Winter

Do you miss putting on your host or hostess hat? 

If you’re feeling a case of the winter blues amid the pandemic, you’re not alone. If you love entertaining, why not take your skills outdoors where you can maintain social distancing?

Just because temperatures drop doesn’t mean you have to miss out on outdoor fun. Your artificial turf yard is the perfect clean and beautiful space for a gathering. 

The winter is such a cozy time of year and will set the stage for a magical, memorable event.

If you need a little help brainstorming ideas, we’ve put together some tips to jumpstart your planning. Get creative, invite a small group of your closest friends and family, and enjoy the winter season in the safety and comfort of your home with a backyard winter get-together. 

Keep it Toasty

Staying warm is always top of mind in the winter, and of course, you want your guests to be comfortable too. Here are two great options for keeping hands and toes toasty warm. 

Winter Outdoor Fire Pit

You might not want to take on the commitment of installing a permanent fireplace. This heat source alternative can still meet your needs. 

Above-ground fire pits are both portable and affordable for your backyard soiree. They’ll keep your guests warm and happy and give you flexibility too. Move them in or out of the backyard as you please. They’re even great to have on hand for a day when you feel the urge to throw an impromptu party. 


Outdoor Patio Heaters

Patio heaters come in all shapes and sizes to make any outdoor winter bash a success. Put them on a table for your guests to circle around or stand them up by themselves around your backyard. The best part about patio heaters is that they’re both flexible and versatile. You can easily move them around your yard to go with the flow of your party. Additionally, they have adjustable heat controls so you can be in charge of the temperature. 

Wintertime Menu

Get creative with your party spread with a delicious winter-themed menu.   

Steamy Sips

Who doesn’t love a piping hot beverage on a cold winter day? 

Win over your guests by making a big batch of hot cocoa or apple cider. Offer some marshmallows or cinnamon sticks as a final touch. 

If you want to get creative with your winter drinks and serve something new, here are some great choices.

Tasty Bites

Good food is a crowd pleaser at any get-together. Start off your event by serving some yummy appetizers with these recipes. 

If you want to offer food that’s a little more dense and filling, we suggest making a pot of soup or chili. They’re warm, savory, and perfect for the winter season. 

We know COVID is top of mind for most people this winter. To stay on the safe side, we recommend offering disposable utensils, cups, and plates.

Dazzle with Decorations

Bring your winter wonderland party vision to life.

Decorate with hanging paper snowflakes, pinecones, or red berry garland to make your backyard setting complete.  

Brighten things up with mason jars with tea lights or candles. They’re inexpensive and low maintenance, but they’re the perfect touch for a winter outdoor get-together.

Turn Up the Fun

Win over your guests with a few winter yard games and activities. 

Need a fun game idea? Cornhole is simple to set up, easily moveable, and fun for any occasion. Better yet, it’s a versatile game for all ages to enjoy. 

If you have a backyard artificial turf putting green, this is the perfect time to host a small one-on-one tournament. Make it a real competition by including a prize for the winner.

Maybe you’re looking for something a little bit more relaxed? Outdoor movie nights are a great way to get people together and cozy up during the winter. Here’s our guide to hosting the perfect backyard movie night.

Enjoy Your Artificial Turf All Winter Long

Old Man Winter can be unpredictable and disappointing when it comes to outdoor party plans. Snow, ice, and rain can wreak havoc on natural grass and leave you with a muddy mess. But not artificial turf with USGreentech infills. Both of our infill offerings stand up to harsh weather conditions with ease, so you can enjoy your lawn no matter the weather. 

This season, put your party hat on. Turn up the heat, fire up a pot of hot cocoa or soup, and host your best socially distanced backyard winter get-together.

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Written by Mackenzie Hesler, Marketing Manager

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