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You Don’t Have to Shut Down Your Fire Pit During the Winter

September 6th, 2019

When you think of your patio area, you might think of barbecues, pool parties, and other activities that are associated with hot weather. You probably close down your pool by the end of September, but that doesn’t mean your whole patio area has to be off-limits during the fall and winter months.  You can continue to use your fire pit during the winter, as long as the weather is mild. We’re not suggesting that you have your holiday or winter party outdoors during a blizzard, but if you think of your fire pit as an outdoor fireplace area, you can continue to get your money’s worth all year long. Here are some tips for your fire pit fiesta this autumn or winter:

Help your guests stay warm.

A fire pit goes a long way toward adding to the ambiance and comfort of an outdoor event in cold weather. Gathering around a fire to stay warm brings people together, but the comfort of your guests will depend on more than heat from a fire. Provide blankets for your guests to snuggle into, and cover the patio with outdoor rugs. Encourage guests to bring their own cold-weather gear (such as gloves or mittens, scarves, and wool hats), but have extras handy so that you’ll be ready to keep your guests cozy.   If you have these items but need outdoor furniture, we can help. In the Montgomery and Chester County areas can browse patio dining furniture online from Ultimate Patios. 

Prepare the right refreshments.

Just as lemonade, iced tea, or beer can hit the spot on a hot day during an outdoor summer gathering, you can satisfy your guests with hot toddies, tea, coffee, cocoa, and other hot beverages during a winter get-together. If you’re planning a full outdoor meal, hot soup is a no-brainer, and marshmallows or chestnuts roasting on an open fire will make the perfect after-dinner treat.    

Provide entertainment to set the right mood.

As always, how you keep your guests entertained depends largely on what kind of party you’re throwing. Having a group gathered around a fire is the perfect environment for anything from a singalong to a movie viewing. 

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Get a fire pit from Ultimate Patios.

Before you can follow any of these tips, you need a fire pit. Homeowners in the Chester and Montgomery County areas can get a fire pit by going online and contacting in Ultimate Patios today!