We are now at the coldest time of year in the garden and it can be difficult to keep arm when you are outside. Rather than just hide indoors, BillyOh.com have come up with six ideas to keep warm in the garden over the colder months.
1. Fire pit
Nothing is quite as warming and atmospheric as having a real fire in the garden. This could be in the form of a chiminea, a bonfire, or a fire pit. Grab the chairs and marshmallows and this could be the centre of attention, drawing guests out into the garden.
Like taking a radiator outside, heaters can soon warm up the space, and the people in it. Place them inside gazebos and the hot air won’t end up escaping and cooling down as quickly. Heaters can come in different sizes and as such can vary in price starting from around £50 for a smaller wall heated version.
3. Hot tub
Depending on how many people you're having round, having a few drinks in a hot tub is the perfect way to fight off the cold. Enjoying the winter scenery whilst relaxing in a bubbling hot tub is the perfect recipe for a chilled festive evening.
4. Heated decking
Perhaps the most expensive option, but if you do spend a lot of time outside in the garden it may be an investment worth making. Exactly the same premise of heated floors inside the house, keeping toes warm and hopefully heating the rest of the body.
Everyone knows that when it’s cold outside you should be reaching for a hat and gloves. If in your invite you make it obvious that time will be spent outside guests should hopefully wrap up warm meaning, they can fight the cold themselves. You could also provide blankets for them to wrap around their shoulders if they’re particularly feeling the cold.
Nothing heats the body up like doing a bit of exercise. Get a few fun games planned in the garden and it will soon get the heart rate of your guests pumping, these can even help with keeping children – and adults - entertained.