Summer is over but the festivities have just begun. Winter is a beautiful time of year filled with celebrations and gatherings. With many national holidays taking place during the winter, it’s only right that events continue this time of year. If you are hosting a winter event this year, here are a few tips and tricks that are sure to keep guests comfortable wherever you are.
Here in Florida, winter doesn’t mean heavy snow and ice but does take some adjusting for locals. Sunny days drop from the high eighties and nighties to the mid-seventies while the nights become crisper and cooler at temperatures of fifty to sixty degrees. In other regions of the country, snowfall and hazardous weather conditions are more prominent so precautions must be taken. Although Winter looks different around the country, wherever you are it’s important to have a backup plan for your event. Having a “plan B” is essential to all events but especially winter events where the host is heavily relying on aspects of the plan. To be prepared, set aside backups for all heating, tent, and other rental equipment.
Regardless of how winter looks where you are, having durable equipment like Frame Tents, High Peak Tents, Heaters, and insulated Stage & Flooring are key in maintaining and enjoying a winter event. Grimes Events and Party Tents offer weather-resistant tents that are steaked into the ground. With a solid shelter installed, guests won’t have to worry about the weather outside, inside the tent. If you are hosting a winter event, it’s recommended to use a frame tent, that can then be closed on all sides if needed. Now that the four walls are up, a host must factor in heat during the chili months of winter. Space heaters are great for indoor or outdoor winter events. The number of heaters needed is based on the space of the event. When placing heaters, it’s wise to place them where guests will be seated or will remain through the event. Another great way to support a warm and cozy winter event is the addition of flooring. Using flooring will help insulate heat inside your tent while also giving guests a smooth walkway or dancing platform.
Food and Drink
While the setup is crucial in hosting a great winter event another aspect that can take your event from comfortable to cozy is the selection of refreshments. This is a great opportunity to further establish your winter theme. Warm and filling foods are best for a winter event. Cups of chili, soups, and hearty pasta are great examples of warm comfort foods to serve at your winter event. For drinks, think warm and delicious. Hot chocolate, hot cider, tea, and coffee are all special winter drinks that tie in perfectly with the winter esthetic, while also keeping guests warm from the inside out.
The best part about A winter event is the décor! Winter has a theme of its own, snow, ice, glitter, evergreen, and a variation of magical lighting. Not only is winter beautiful as is, there are also a few of the nation’s biggest holidays that happen during the winter months. Christmas and New years are great times to create an immaculate winter celebration. Winter trends allow hosts and planners to do something different with their décor. Some trends that we’re seeing this winter season are warm and cool lighting. If you are going for a cozy winter feel, Edison Bulbs provides a warm esthetic that cascades throughout the whole venue. For an icier winter look, Globe Lamps are perfect for creating the essence of a Winter wonderland. These gorgeous lamps backed by snow and pine reach a mix of winter and warmth. For an icier winter look, icy blue LED UP Lights coated over an all-white winter event, looks like jack frost decorated it himself!
Winter comes and goes but the memory of an epic winter event will stay with guests for a lifetime. Don’t let cooler weather stop you from hosting a beautiful event. Embrace the chill! With a combination of durable equipment, proper refreshments, and glamorous décor, guests are sure to find themselves in a winter wonderland they won’t want to leave! If you are planning a winter event, Grimes Events and Party Tents provides event rentals and expertise to help you create a winter escape. Contact Grimes Events and Party Tents today!