With winter in full swing, it’s easy fall into a midwinter lull. The holiday season has come and gone. Maybe you’ve just returned from visiting far away family or perhaps your clan has recently vacated your home. You’ve just gotten back to the peace and quiet of normal life! You want to stay close to home, but a little excitement could keep the winter from taking hold. A winter “staycation” might be the perfect thing to help break up the doldrums of winter without having to go too far from home.
Here are some winter staycation ideas using your outdoor living space that could help you bust your winter slump.
1) Bring The Wine Country to Your own Backyard
That’s right. There are companies that will save you the trip and bring the wine country to you. The finest wines in the land served to you and your guest by professionals in the wine industry. All you’ve got to do is supply the guest, choose the wines you’d like to taste and you’re all set. Many companies can also provide a cheese, meat and sweets to compliment the wine flights. It can be just like visiting a Napa Valley tasting room without leaving home!
2) Have a campfire.
You don’t need the tent or to drive into the middle of the woods to enjoy a campfire. Set up a ring of chairs around a fire pit, pour some drinks and maybe even break out the guitar and sing some favorite campfire songs. A propane or gas firepit works just like your gas grill. They’re easy to light with no wood required. They can burn for hours and when it’s time to hit the hay, a simple flick of the switch extinguishes the flame. Why not turn it into a campfire get away in your own backyard. If you don’t have a fire pit already, Patio World can help.
3) Show an outdoor movie
Turn your backyard into an amazing outdoor cinema! A rental house near you has all the equipment you need to project your favorite movies on a big screen right in your own backyard. Seeing a film in the outdoors is a wonderful experience on cool, clear night. A few well placed patio heaters around the seating area will help keep your guests warm. Provide a few warm, fluffy blankets so you and your guests can snuggle up to keep toasty. Movie nights can be extra special by creating a theme around the type of film your showing. Invite your neighbors and you’ll surely become the star of the neighborhood!
These three winter staycation ideas could help heat up your winter without having to roam far from home.
If your outdoor living space needs a little sprucing up for these fun events, stop into your nearest Patio World location. Our friendly & knowledgeable staff can help you with everything from umbrellas to fire pits.