Winter is here, but don't be in a hurry to give up the idea of hosting outdoor parties in winter. There are many outdoor party tents in the wintertime that can also play their role, just you need to choose carefully will be able to find the most suitable winter tent for you. Here will be the most complete guide that will find the best winter tents for you. Once you have the proper tent, you can use the party tent to create a magical winter wonderland experience for your guests while still keeping everyone inside the tent comfortable and warm. If you've been planning a winter outdoor event but aren't sure how to make it happen, here's everything you need to know about planning a winter event.
Be aware of the material
In the winter use of tents need to pay extra attention to the material, bad material may have the risk of collapse in the snow. First, the fabric of the tent needs to be waterproof. So that whether it is snowing or raining there will be no water leakage into the tent interior. Second, the frame with an anti-rust coating so that the tent can avoid rusting in the snow steel pipe. The durability of the tent will also become less.
Third, look for vinyl and frame materials that can withstand low temperatures, if the temperature is low to a certain level may cause damage to the frame of other materials. Most importantly, if you need to put a heater in the tent. Please try to choose the use of the fireproof material tent, a fire-resistant party tent can also allow you to barbecue party in it. Or you can also keep the heater away from the fabric inside the tent. Although it is in the winter the tent once the fire will bring unimaginable danger. A 20 x 20 tent can also be used as a commercial tent at various large open-air fairs. The addition of three center poles raises the canopy and gives more space for decoration.
Be clear about the purpose of your purchase
If you want to hold a big outdoor event in the outdoors then I would recommend you to buy a party tent. It has plenty of room for more people and enough space for you to decorate for the party. The frame of the party tent also does not need to be fixed with stakes, so there is no need to worry about problems in the frozen ground or snow. But if all you want is to have an outdoor dinner with your family in the backyard or try a backyard camping trip.
A 10x10 canopy will better suit your needs. The pop-up canopy may not have the advantage of a party tent in terms of size, but its installation process is very simple and can be completed in a few minutes without tools. Once established, it provides adequate long-term shelter. A pop-up canopy is also more convenient to carry, if you want to picnic or camping in the wild, can do a quick installation and removal.
How to secure a tent in winter
In winter, snow or slippery ground is a very serious problem for tent installation.
- Shoveling snow. Hidden stones or blocks of wood in the snow may cause harm to you or the structure of the tent in the process of setting up, so make sure the snow is shoveled from the installation location first. The clear ground can ensure a safe and fast set-up, but also eliminate some safety hazards.
- Adding sidewalls. You may find it is difficult to avoid windy weather in winter, but the presence of sidewalls can shield you from all-weather elements. Whether it's raining or snowing, you'll be able to withstand it. The sidewalls also add privacy to your party, able to provide your guests with absolute seclusion，and the curtain can be closed or pulled open at any time depending on your needs.
- Use reinforced accessories. You can use stakes or anchors loaded into the ground to strengthen the stability of the entire tent. However, it is important to note that you need to add the same number of stakes to each side of the tent so that the tent is not pulled in one direction. Or you can use sandbags placed at the foot of each tube of the tent to add weight to make the tent stand on the ground more firmly. If you are on a budget you can also use rocks or a certain weight of snow, which can add some stability.
Tips for winter parties
Trying to throw a party in winter is not an easy task, and preparing it takes time and effort. The following will be some tips I have prepared for you about outdoor parties in winter.
Make your guests feel warm and fuzzy
You can place a heater inside the tent, which is the most effective way to keep the tent warm inside. But be careful to keep the heater and the fabric at a certain distance to avoid any danger.
Besides that, you should also consider whether you want to install floors. The ground can become slippery and hard in winter, not a suitable environment for long stays. Installing flooring can ensure that your guests are completely comfortable at the party.
Provide hot drinks，Hot drinks can be served for guests to hold in their hands, not only to warm their palms but also to drink to warm the whole body. I recommend serving mulled wine, hot chocolate, and hot coffee for winter parties. These three drinks are simple to make but very tasty and perfect for a group of people to sit together and drink while chatting.
Set up a campfire outside the tent. The whole point of having a party outdoors is to be able to do activities outdoors. What would be better than a bonfire in the wintertime? In addition to heating the fire, you'll be able to grill on it and roast marshmallows, the classic! Get the chairs ready so you can sit around the fire and eat and talk. This will be the finishing touch to the whole party.
Activities you can do
If you are in an area with very thick snow, then sledding and snowball fights would be great group activities. If you have children, building snowmen together can be a good family activity. If you have older guests, a quiet area inside the tent can be a good place for them to chat or read a book.
So even in the cold and snow, it is possible to accomplish an amazing outdoor activity. Snow and cold temperatures should not stop you from coming outside. Breathing fresh air is good for both your body and your mind. So feel free to get outside and embrace nature!