Christmas in July - any excuse will do for an alfresco dinner party
July 7, 2022
Who says Christmas can only be celebrated in December? This winter, why not host a Christmas in July party with your friends and family in your very own outdoor kitchen? This is the perfect time to grill fantastic meals, mix delicious drinks and indulge in the most mouth-watering desserts, all while spending quality time with friends and family.
Here’s how to make your alfresco dinner party memorable – Christmas in July style.
Create a winter-y Christmas feel in your outdoor entertaining space
Decorating your outdoor entertaining space is one of the ways to really get into the Christmas spirit. By arranging the right decorations, you can transform your area into a festive, winter-y Christmas atmosphere. A suggestion is to put up fairy lights, fluffy throw pillows, potted plants and ornaments. Don’t forget about your table setting! You could incorporate tinsel, Christmas crackers and some festive napkins too.
Outdoor heaters will transform your space into a cosy and warm haven. Gasmate’s stylish outdoor heaters won’t only allow you to achieve a radiant heating environment, but they also add a nice decorative touch to your space as well.
Don’t forget the food!
Here are some delicious meals you could try out to complete your alfresco Christmas in July party.
A cheese board is a staple for parties, and your alfresco dinner party wouldn’t be complete without it. Arrange an assortment of basic cheeses and crackers, garnishes such as grapes, olives, nuts and meats such as prosciutto and salami and you’re set! It’s all about the presentation, so make sure you use a nice, wooden board to present it on.
Whole butterflied Thai spiced chicken
Who doesn’t love barbecued, whole chicken? Infusing Thai flavours, this recipe is sure to leave you and your guests wanting more.
Mulled wine is the best drink to cosy up during the cold, winter months. All you need is an affordable bottle of red wine such as a Merlot, which serves as the backbone of this recipe. Prepare some fresh oranges and spices, as well as some garnishes like cranberries, cinnamon sticks, or star anise. Finally, consider adding in some maple syrup or honey and cook the mulled wine in a dutch oven or stainless steel pot.
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Don't wait until the warmer months to get your dream outdoor kitchen, they're just as fun during the cooler months too! Here at AlfrescoPlus, we offer a variety of outdoor kitchen modules that can be used to suit your alfresco area and your budget. Our DIY outdoor kitchen range offers style, quality, functionality and versatility. You can surely create a fantastic alfresco outdoor party in the comforts of your own home.
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