The Thanksgiving holiday is near, and there is no better way to celebrate than with food, fun and fellowship with family and friends! Tired of the traditional parties around the fireplace and large dining room table? Then move the party outdoors – poolside! Sure, it may be too chilly to actually get in the pool, but you can definitely plan a wonderful event with a well-placed fire feature, amazing lighting, great food and more.
By lighting up the fire pit, fireplace or both, you can create a great central gathering space. Not only will the fire provide lighting, it will also provide warmth.
Use lighting to provide an excellent atmosphere for your event. You can utilize the pool lighting by setting it with orange, red and yellow motif, or just use uplighting and downlighting to highlight trees and other landscape features.
Every good gathering needs great food! Want to deviate from the traditional turkey? Utilize the grill to prepare steaks, pork, chicken or even appetizers and desserts. Guests can enjoy the food while lounging on the deck area and outdoor patio.
And what’s a party without music! Be sure to bring along the latest as well as classic holiday tunes for all guests to enjoy. And, because classic football games occur on Thanksgiving, you might want to have a television handy in case guests want to watch some football during the celebration!
No matter how you decide to celebrate, bringing the party outdoors – weather permitting – is always a great option!
Want more ideas on how to throw a great Thanksgiving gathering? Check out our Thanksgiving board on Pinterest!