Winter Holiday Party Ideas in Your Outdoor Living Space

By Toll Brothers 3 minute read

Last updated on May 16th, 2024

Whether in cold climates or warm, your outdoor living space can be an ideal area for entertaining. Hosting an outdoor winter party in this versatile space can be simple or extravagant, and always luxurious.

Here are some of our favorite tips to utilize your indoor-outdoor living spaces during the holidays and throughout the winter season.


Make an Impression with Your Outdoor Living Space this Winter

Panoramic sliding doors make it easy for arriving guests to comfortably transition between your indoor and outdoor spaces. Set the ambiance outside by carrying your seasonal decor all the way through. Let the fresh air in and watch the conversations flourish with your outdoor winter party decorations. Set a warm and cozy ambiance under holiday party string lights. 

outdoor fire pit lounge with overhead string lights
Diamond Canyon by Toll Brothers in Pleasanton, CA


Curate a Memorable Holiday Spread

Get the most out of your expanded patio space and outdoor dining area with an extravagant array of classic hors d’oeuvres and cocktails with your own personal twist. Serving hot outdoor winter party foods, like soup or baked dishes, will keep your guests warm from the inside out. Thoughtfully placing your holiday party food throughout the area creates the perfect atmosphere for guests to mingle as they enjoy your outdoor space.

elegant tablsecape
Flora at Morrison Ranch by Toll Brothers in Gilbert, AZ


Create a Cozy Holiday Entertainment Space

Carry the comforts of your great room to your outdoor winter party with an expanded lounge experience for guests to sit back and enjoy. If you are wondering how to keep your guests warm at an outdoor party, use an outdoor fireplace, elegant candlelight, and warm throws placed throughout seating areas to invite your guests to take a seat and connect under the stars. 

extended lounge area featuring fireplace and cozy couches
Mirada at Desert Color by Toll Brothers in St. George, UT


Schedule Watch Parties Outdoors

The excitement of sporting events is a staple of the season. Opening your home to the outdoors at game time gives your guests a chance to absorb every second of the action while they enjoy some fresh air. Outdoor screens, along with additional features such as fireplaces and overhead heaters, can ensure the cooler weather won’t stop you and your guests from enjoying this dynamic area of your home.

outdoor living space highlighted by tv setup
Regency at Caramella Ranch by Toll Brothers in Reno, NV


Cook with Ease in Your Outdoor Kitchen

Preparing elegant winter party foods in an outdoor kitchen provides you and your guests space and comfort to enjoy one another’s company as you create a feast for family and friends. Let your holiday dinner party menu ideas come to life while also taking part in the festivities.

rooftop outdoor kitchen with table and seating area
Overlook at Town Center by Toll Brothers in King of Prussia, PA


Provide Entertainment for Every Guest 

Keeping kids occupied and entertained during holiday functions is no small task. Some outside entertainment options include a heated swimming pool, playset, green space, or television, which can extend the fun for the little ones while you enjoy the pleasure of your company and maintain a watchful eye. With a personalized outdoor living space with entertainment options, hosting an outdoor party in any season is easy.

Stunning backyard design with outdoor kitchen, pool, and green space
Caleda by Toll Brothers in Queen Creek, AZ


Embrace Greenery as Upscale Holiday Decor

Take advantage of ample natural light by incorporating plant life into your outdoor living spaces, giving your home a flash of color and natural beauty. Adorn your indoor-outdoor spaces with hardy plants, fresh evergreen garlands, and vibrant flowers to embrace the season.

Living room with white and decor and holiday decor with access to outdoor living space
Flora at Morrison Ranch by Toll Brothers in Gilbert, Arizona

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