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Just because it’s fall doesn’t mean that the backyard fun has to stop! Some would even argue that it’s even nicer to BBQ and hang out in the backyard with friends and family during the fall because it’s much nicer than standing around in the 100 degree heat while cooking around a hot fire. In the fall you can hangout all day in the crisp cool air without even breaking a sweat. Plus, you get to enjoy all of the excellent fall and winter seasonal beers that are dropping each passing day. Face the facts, fall may actually be the best BBQ season of the year! In light of that earth shattering revelation, we’ve put together a guide to some of the things that you can do in order to prep your backyard to be the ultimate fall and early winter hangout spot for your crew.
In addition to your BBQ grill, you may want to install a fire pit or buy a portable fire pit for your backyard. Since the weather is going to be cooler and the nights are going to be longer, you will want a little heat and light to help keep the party going longer after the sun has set. Plus, there’s nothing better than roasting a few marshmallows over the open flame.
During the summer months, you don’t really have to consider using alternative lighting during your backyard soirees because the sun doesn’t even think about setting until well after 9pm, but during fall and winter, that’s just not the case. Enhance your party and your backyard’s appeal by adding strings of lights around the patio and into the yard and garden area. You can even pick up a few battery powered lanterns to hang from tree branches for that classic mid century design feel. Light up the night!
It might be a good idea to have a few light blankets handy in your backyard party area as well. You never know when the winds will pick up and turn that crisp cool air into bitter cold.
Yes, cold beverages are typically the desired staple for outdoor parties, but in the fall you must consider that someone may want to take the edge off the cool air with a warm mug of apple cider or hot cocoa. Make sure you have plenty of both in your supplies along with more interesting and tasty beverages like mulled wine or various teas. Stay hydrated out there.
Fall is, of course, the time of year that NFL football finally comes back! Don’t make your friends and family have to choose between going to your party and catching their next long-awaited game. Have a small projector hooked up to a phone or laptop and put the live highlights up on your wall or backyard fence. If you’re really feeling some room in your budget, you can spring for a nice set of speakers as well. This will help ensure that your friends don’t have to sacrifice their sports viewing in order to go to your event. Go Broncos!
We hope you enjoyed these fall fun and backyard enhancement suggestions! No matter what you do this year, we hope you have a wonderful year from Better Man Beard.