Are you wondering just how you’re going to fit everyone in for holiday celebrations at your place this festive season? Wishing you had a bigger deck or patio to host Christmas lunch outside? Have a look around – you may have more space than you realised.
A trend we’ve noticed – and are loving – in entertaining at home is to convert unlikely areas of your property into a party space. We’ve seen some great examples online where driveways and backyards have been transformed into beautiful, spacious entertaining areas and put together some tips for how to recreate the look at your place.
Image by: confettimag.com.au
Choose The Location
Maybe you have a beautiful big tree in your backyard that would make a beautiful – and shaded – backdrop for your dinner party or Christmas barbecue. Driveways are the perfect place to set up long tables and buffets as they are generally on quite even ground and usually close to things that help make entertaining easier like taps and power points. You may want to have the driveway cleaned first if you are planning on eating off it though!
Get Creative With The Decorations
Bring something different to the table without breaking the budget. In the image below, the unsightly shed door has been hidden behind a garland of colourful streamers and mismatched tables have been covered with long lengths of matching linen to tie the look together. Fresh flowers, sticks and leaves from your own backyard make beautiful and simple centrepieces.
Set Up Zones
Use the extra space – don’t just limit yourself to a table setting for the meal. You can now create separate themed zones and areas so that everyone can stay in the same area during the celebration. Why not put some couches and comfortable chairs out in the backyard for the adults to recline in after dinner while watching the kids play. Messes are easier to clean up when you can just host the area off later so why not line the fence with butchers paper and put out some crayons and paint to provide hours of entertainment for the children.
We hope that these tips have given you some inspiration for ways you can make the most of the space outside at your place this holiday season. From the team at B&D Cleaning we wish you a safe and happy holiday season.
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