How to Live as Front Yard People When It’s Cold Outside
Baby, it’s cold outside. And, this coming from a girl in the heart of Texas. For those of you experiencing that white, powdery stuff called snow, don’t laugh at the mercury levels in Austin. (I’m outside at The Turquoise Table writing this!)
Gathering in snow or cold weather hardly seems like a very hospitable thing to do. But, take heart. . . there are plenty of ways to live as Front Yard People at your Turquoise Table this winter.
Festive Ways to Gather at The Turquoise Table in Winter
1) Host a Hot Chocolate Stand ~ invite friends and neighbors to join you. Make a big batch of yummy hot cocoa and give it away for free! Or, ask for a small donation and share the proceeds with local non-profit.
2) Give Away Candy Canes ~ place a basket of candy canes on The Turquoise Table with a sign that says: Share the Merry! Print here for your downloadable copy of the festive tags we’re using on our candy canes this year. Keep extra candy canes in your car and purse – you never know who might need a little cheer.
3) Bundle Up & Play ~ host a winter weather play date. If you have snow, play Tug of War. All you need is an old rope and two teams. Sliding in the snow will be good exercise and fun. Use The Turquoise Table as the middle mark!
4) Gather for a Neighborhood S’mores Party ~ Who wouldn’t brave the cold for s’mores gathered around a toasty fire? Put a portable fire pit near The Turquoise Table (or on it!) and invite the neighbors! And, if you want a little s’more inspiration try this delicious and simple S’Mores Cake recipe. Make a double batch, cut in small squares, wrap individually in small bags, and deliver to neighbors!
5) Host A Party with a Purpose ~ Use The Turquoise Table as a drop off location for donations for a local charity. Which is exactly what my friend Judy decided to do at her table. She partnered with the school and hosted a Holiday Drive benefitting the local food pantry. Check out the article at Good Life Moms for a list of items collected and adapt for your neighborhood.
What are you doing in your neighborhood to gather and love during the colder, winter months? Tag your photos on social media with #FrontYardPeople and #TheTurquoiseTable and I’ll share with our community for inspiration.
Sending love from my table to yours!