Just because Fall has arrived doesn’t mean that the #PatioLife is over! There are still plenty of opportunities for outdoor barbecues, dinners with friends, and fun outside activities to try that the whole family will enjoy. Throw a spooky Halloween party under the light of the moon. Invite friends over to watch the big game and grill up some tasty eats on the patio grill. Have a fun camping adventure with the kids in your own backyard. Don’t let the weather stop you from enjoying your patio all year round!
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Find Ways to Stay Warm Outdoors
Sometimes a comfy blanket and a hot drink is all you need to stay warm. But sometimes, that’s not quite enough. When the temperature drops during Fall, an outdoor fire pit or table is an effective way to keep the cold at bay. They also present a great opportunity for getting the family together to tell scary stories around the fire, or roasting marshmallows and making S’mores!
A patio heater is also an effective way to stay warm outdoors and don’t give off smoke from burning wood and embers. This is more convenient if your patio is adjacent to the neighbor’s property who may be bothered by clouds of smoke. A gas burning fire table also provides the same convenience but still has the magic and appeal of a outdoor fire pit.
Install Outdoor Lighting
The longer nights during Fall means you will need a way to light your patio after dark. By installing a system of outdoor lighting you can make your patio a more appealing space to spend time even when the sun goes down. Lighting also makes it more convenient when planning a party or get-together. It extends the space available to guests to include your patio. This is convenient if you have friends who need to go outside for a smoke or get a breath of fresh air. Lighting is also a great way to enhance the mood of your outdoor space, creating a sense of magic and romance. Check out 9 Enchanting Outdoor Lighting Ideas for Your Home.
Bring the Comfort of Indoors Outside
Make the patio an extension of your home by creating an outdoor space that features the conveniences of the indoors. An outdoor sofa set is great for having friends over to watch the football game on the patio. Football viewing parties are a good idea to have outside because there is less chance of stains and spills all over the living room carpet. Go even further with an outdoor kitchen. This will allow you to keep guests fed and happy without having to take multiple trips to the kitchen. A patio dining set will give guests a place to sit down and eat while still keeping the party, and the mess, outside.
Prepare Your Garden for Fall
By planting seasonal vegetables that grow in cold-weather you can have fresh produce for all those football viewing parties and get-togethers with friends. It is also a great way to teach kids about gardening and the change of seasons. Some of the veggies that can be grown during the Fall include broccoli, kale, lettuce, carrots, cabbage, and spinach.
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Take the Kids Backyard Camping
Make camping safer and more convenient by setting up a tent in the backyard. If it gets too cold or uncomfortable, the comfort of home isn’t far away. Kids love the idea of having their own space outside, just like a treehouse. Take the opportunity to teach them about nature and the changing of the seasons. For a child who is reluctant to go on a real camping trip, this is a great way to warm them up to the idea. Set up a telescope so that they can learn about the stars and the movement of our solar system, have a fire and make s’mores, read comic books or tell stories, play flashlight tag – camping in your own backyard can be a lot of fun!. This is a great way to nurture their curiosity. Check out 25 Ways to Keep Kids Active During Fall.
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Don’t keep yourself locked up indoors during the fall! Make the most of your patio space even when the temperature drops. It’s not hard to keep warm as long as you have the right equipment. There are plenty of chances for making lifelong memories with the family and friends.