The holidays always bring about a feeling of seasonal spirit that makes the long (and often chilly) nights of winter so much brighter. Although we may not be able to gather with our loved ones in the typical sense, we can still share in the joy of the season in a way that is almost as cozy as curling up by the tree. With fewer holiday festivities happening this winter, here are a handful of festive ideas for keeping that holly jolly feeling going all season long!
Be merry and bright
An outdoor fire pit can extend outdoor gatherings well into the winter. Bring the warmth outdoors and gather around an open fire to enjoy the company of your friends and family on the patio! The Mammoth Patio Fire Pit and the Badlands Fire Pit, our most boisterous fire pit designs, are sure to keep your crowd warm, no matter the weather. When getting together indoors may not be an option for most, getting cozied up around the fire for the holidays will surely make spirits bright!
Having a fireside celebration is a safe and cozy way to spend the holidays no matter where you find yourself this winter. If you live in a colder or snowier climate, this may require a few extra layers! Wrap up with your favorite blankets and don your most festive winter hats and gloves to keep you and your guests toasty around the fire.
Mugs of yummy holiday drinks can double as hand warmers! Whether you're serving up peppermint hot cocoa, mulled wine, eggnog, or a classic hot toddy, warm beverages are always a treat to sip on a cold winters day. Break out your best collection of holiday mugs and pour it up.
The festivities are never complete without a spread of wintertime treats and cookies. We'll pass on the fruit cake this year, but you can never go wrong with an assortment of Christmas cookies, kettle corn, peppermint bark, homemade fudge, or even s'mores. A Yule Log Cake would pair perfectly with your bonfire get-together (be careful not to put it too close to the firewood pile)!
Last minute gift ideas
Host a gift exchange or play a white elephant game outside! Gifting games are a great way to share some laughter and include everyone in the fun! Whether you are having a gathering later this winter or you need a last-minute gift idea, we have a few favorite picks to share! With shipping delays and two days to go until Christmas, it's nearly impossible to have a gift delivered in time. Blue Sky Outdoor Living E-gift Cards are the perfect last-minute gift that is sure to arrive in time! If you have more time for shopping, our line of NFL, NCAA, and NHL sports licensed fire pits are the perfect gift for any fan, and the Ridge Portable Fire Pit is a great option for anyone who enjoys their time outdoors.
We hope you have a joyful holiday season and try out some of our cozy tips! No matter where you find yourself this winter, we wish you and yours a very merry and safe holiday season. From, The Blue Sky Team.
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