Southern California isn’t known for white Christmases, or snow at any time of year. While some people see it as a problem, one advantage to the mild weather is that you can put your outdoor kitchen to work for holiday parties. At Dreamscapes by M.G.R., we create outdoor kitchens that you can use all year round!
Put up some lights and consider getting a couple of live evergreen trees in pots. This will give your space a festive feel. You can make the menu as simple or as elaborate as you’d like. Your outdoor kitchen is capable of handling anything you can think of, just like your indoor one. Set the table with your special holiday dishes. Use the table linen you keep for special occasions. A dinner party al fresco can be as elegant as one in the dining room.
If you like a more casual dinner party, get some good sausage, marinate some vegetable skewers, and fire up the grill in outdoors! If you have an outdoor fireplace, roast some marshmallows and make s’mores. Have some hot apple cider, cocoa, or spiced wine ready to help you stay warm outside after dinner. Plan to sing songs, play games, or tell stories around the fire.
You don’t need snow for a great holiday party! Cook up something wonderful in your outdoor kitchen, invite your best friends and/or family, and you have everything you need for an evening of holiday cheer.