You adore hosting dinner parties and all sorts of family events, so it’s only right that you host the ultimate New Year’s party, too! You also take great pride in having an incredibly decorated home that all your guests will admire.
So to prepare for the event of the year, remember these ways to improve the backyard before a New Year’s party.
Light Up the Night
A New Year’s party can’t begin without sufficient lighting to illuminate the night. String fairy lights from trees, drape them around your fence, or intertwine them in bushes to create a magical effect. Place solar-powered lanterns along walkways, or strategically scatter oversized LED candles on tables and patios for a soft glow.
Place a Garland Around the Deck
Wrapping a garland around your deck adds a touch of natural beauty and seasonal charm that complements the festive spirit. Choose between a fresh or faux garland, depending on your preference and availability. If you opt for a fresh one, consider a lush mix of cedar, pine, or fir for a traditional festive look.
To make the garland stand out, intertwine fairy lights, ribbons, and pinecones at intervals. This finishing touch will make the garland a lively backdrop for your New Year’s party.
Incorporate Seasonal Greenery
The garland isn’t all that is luscious and bright. There are plenty of other winter plants that will thrive in the cold and vitalize your backyard. Carefully curate a mix of tall and short plants, strategically arranging them around your backyard to add visual interest.
Winterberry holly, snowdrop flowers, and evergreen plants like boxwoods and junipers are all excellent options.
Create Cozy Seating
Start by arranging outdoor furniture in a way that promotes conversation and relaxation. You can have a more intimate zone with armchairs and side tables, perfect for deep conversations.
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Meanwhile, a larger table with chairs can serve as a dining area. Add warmth with soft, plush outdoor pillows and throw blankets.
Alongside cushy outdoor furniture, you’ll need an adequate heat source for an exceptionally cozy and inviting atmosphere. Patio heaters are a great way to keep guests warm as they move about the yard. You could also add a fire pit for guests to gather around and enjoy delectable treats to celebrate the New Year.
Heat Up the Swimming Pool
Winter is the swimming off-season, but have you ever considered that it could be useful for your New Year’s party? Make your party unforgettable and unique by letting your guests take a dip in a warm pool. All you need to do is tackle a few swimming pool remodeling project ideas to give your guests an extra special time.
Some of the upgrades you might consider include a gas heater, heat pumps, and solar blankets. Each element will work together to ensure that the pipes don’t freeze and that your guests feel exceptionally warm while swimming.
The process of improving the backyard before a New Year’s party is one that you won’t regret! From simply adding decorations to upgrading the landscaping and pool area, these ideas will ensure your backyard is ready to host the perfect event to ring in the new year.