Winter is just around the corner, that means open fires, roasted chestnuts and warm hot chocolate evenings. For many people winter is their favourite time of year for entertaining – everyone together all warm and cosy, enjoying hot comfort foods and sipping mulled wine in the lead up to Christmas.
Entertaining in the winter can be a very special time, as crisp and sunny days spent outdoors can be loads of fun. Whether it’s a birthday, wedding, anniversary or a family party, just because it’s cold outside it doesn’t mean you can’t take your party outdoors.
We’ve compiled a list of some of the ‘coolest’ winter entertaining ideas.
Bark Chargers – This wooden serving plate conjures up images of Beatrix Potter characters gathering for a picnic. A beautiful addition to your table setting, Bark Chargers can set off that rustic feel nicely acting as a place mat for any china plates you might want to use, or perfect as a serving tray for cheese and bread.
Wooden Place names – continuing the rustic outdoor theme, a wooden place name holder will complement a table filled with a winter aesthetic nicely. Add brown kraft paper with handwritten names for extra flair.
Trestle tables are an ideal solution for outdoor winter parties. Easy to set up and pack away, they can be easily decorated with jars, candles, leaves and berries – whatever you like. Colourful fabric linen cloths or stunning white linen table cloths are a must, but consider layering one over the other to create a luxurious warm glow.
Jars Stoneware Plates – These stunning earthenware plates are a gorgeous addition to any table setting. The dusty earth tones shimmer in the sunlight and will surely become a talking point at your table. Perfect for a glamorous outdoor picnic, these exquisite plates are exclusively available for hire in the uk from Allens.
Custom invitations – Brown kraft paper attached to a small wooden block, simple yet stunning. This style of invitation never goes out of style. It reminds guests about the date and venue of course but also sets the mood for what style you’re going for. Finish with a plain linen wrap and some string and nobody will be throwing these away in a hurry.
Patio heaters – whether you’re opting for a marquee or open plan party a patio heater is a must for the colder months. Perfect for keeping your guests warm whatever the conditions, a patio heater adds much needed warmth if the weather decides to get cooler than expected.
So why not bring in the holidays or the new season with a winter party! Allens hire specialise in catering to functions of all sizes and can help you create the perfect winter wonderland picnic, party or outdoor function that your guests are sure to remember.
Allens Hire is the number one catering equipment and furniture hire company in London and South England. We can provide kitchen and catering appliances, cutlery, glassware and much more to ensure that your event is a success. Take a look at our extensive range of furniture for outdoor and indoor winter settings and call us today!