7 Ingredients for Hosting Thanksgiving Outdoors
Outdoor Entertaining Trends to Spice up Your Thanksgiving
Savor the scent of the crackling wood burning in the crisp November air and capitalize on our consummate November weather by hosting Thanksgiving outdoors this year. Imagine serving your guests crudités in the courtyard, surrounded by colorful coleus and crotons. Take in autumn’s auspicious ambiance while imbibing in a festively garnished garden aperitif. Then, tide over famished friends and family with tempting tapas as the turkey simmers in its juices. From mouth-watering culinary confections to fabulous new furnishings, follow along as we curate top outdoor trends to secure your status as the transcendent Thanksgiving host.
1. Serve Clever Cocktails for Cooler Temps
Magnify your inner mixologist and craft some of these seasonal cocktails courtesy of the Dallas Observer. From savory pumpkin spice margaritas to mollifying maple toddies, these autumn aperitifs are sure to soothe your holiday stress. Embellish your glasses with sprigs of herbs from your garden for added festive flair.
2. Amp Up the Ambience
With our often unpredictable DFW weather, heat is an essential element for hosting Thanksgiving outdoors.
3. Cook from a Culinary Oasis
Our clients are raving about the revolutionary, reliable, and customizable grills that our designers have installed from Hestan. This award-winning, American-made culinary collection is available in an array of powder-coated colors to match any aesthetic. Offering ample add-on options for outdoor entertaining from refrigerated drawers and ice machines to beer taps and wine storage, you won’t ever have to miss a moment with your guests. Learn more and contact us for a custom consultation.
4. Appease Your Afternoon Appetite
While awaiting the main course, capitalize on your outdoor cook station and help curb your company’s cravings by whipping up some of these blissful bites from Food Network’s best Thanksgiving appetizers. From simple stuffed mushrooms, tantalizing toast toppings, decadent dips, and a complete Thanksgiving-themed charcuterie board, you’ll delight your guests with these chef-inspired delicacies.
5. Dine in Decadence
Any quintessential holiday host knows that the Thanksgiving table is the piece de resistance. One can’t go wrong with the timeless Terassi Dining collection. Designed by Studio Tolvanen, this straight-grain teak table delivers a notable nod to the 1930s rustic farmhouse style. Your company will appreciate its coordinating, cushiony comfort seating while you’ll relish its all-weather durability. For an added festive feel, adorn your place settings with sprigs of garden herbs, colorful leaves, or petite potted plants.
6. Recline like Royalty
After everyone is satiated from hatch stuffing and pecan pie, sink into superior outdoor relaxation with the Pacha Outdoor Sofa. Pierre Paulin’s organic curves embrace its occupants for leisurely lounging. Set back on a slim, swiveling base, this low-profile seating collection features dual layers of outdoor fabric with a water-repellent inner layer. This supple sofa will serve up holiday hugs just in time for the tryptophan to take its toll!
7. Spruce Up Seasonal Color
Of course, the top tip to hosting Thanksgiving outdoors is embellishing autumn’s ambiance. Your personal garden concierge can design, source, and plant colorful fall containers or sustain your gardens with festive red, orange, and gold foliage. Allow our experts to escort your Thanksgiving guests through whimsical walkways and surround them in harvest hues. Contact us for a custom color enhancement this holiday season so you and your guests can sublimely savor the senses.
— by Tammy Dalke Vanderkolk
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