Ideas for Hosting an Outdoor Thanksgiving

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Although we may associate Thanksgiving with cold weather and keeping warm indoors, there are common traditions of the holiday that take place outdoors, such as backyard football games and hayrides. When you host your next Thanksgiving gathering, consider how you can make special preparations in your landscape. Moreover, you can ensure that hiring a professional landscaping service, such as Northern Virginia Landscaping.

Whether in the coldest or hottest weather, we provide professional backyard landscaping services to our customers in Crystal City, VA and throughout the Northern Virginia area. From constructing long-lasting hardscapes like patios and walkways, to arranging extensive softscapes, such as planting trees and laying sod, Northern Virginia Landscaping offers expertly crafted landscapes at affordable costs. Below, we discuss a few ideas and landscaping features you can use for your outdoor Thanksgiving celebration:

Schedule an Early Feast

Among the first things to consider for hosting an outdoor Thanksgiving is the time of day in which it will occur. When the sun goes down and the evening sets in, the temperature will take a sharp dip. To keep your guests and family comfortable for your outdoor feast, make preparations and plan for them to come in the early afternoon, as it will be warmer and easier to enjoy outdoor activities in the daylight.

Grill Or Smoke Your Turkey

One of the most enjoyable outdoor activities any time of year is smoking or grilling our family meals, so why not do the same for Thanksgiving? Many families have begun cooking their turkey in their smokers and grills as a fresh alternative to the traditional oven-baked method. While everyone is spending time outdoors, waiting in anticipation as it cooks, makes it more of an outdoor party by serving light appetizers and drinks.

Install a Fire-pit for a Family Bonfire

Of course, regardless of whether you hold your outdoor feast during the daytime or in the evening, you’ll want to make sure there’s a way for your guests and family to keep warm. By installing a fire pit, you can make your backyard’s landscape more welcoming for Thanksgiving and later holiday gatherings. If you want one that is specially-built to last, blend it in with other aspects of your backyard, such as your patio or deck.

Set Up a Backyard Movie Screen

As a fun way to create and share memories, think about setting up a projection screen and audio system in your backyard. With it, you can show home movies and videos from the past year, or to watch classic Thanksgiving-themed films, such as Planes, Trains, and Automobiles or A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. Paired with s’mores and an expertly-crafted firepit installed by Northern Virginia Landscaping, this addition can be fun for you, your guests, and the whole family.

Northern Virginia Landscaping: Exceptional Backyard Landscaping in Crystal City, VA

Having an outdoor Thanksgiving can be incredibly enjoyable for your family and guests. To ensure that your landscape is arranged and presentable, hire an experienced professional landscaping service like Northern Virginia Landscaping. For over twenty years, our team has been performing expert backyard landscaping and hardscape construction for homes and businesses throughout Crystal City and Northern Virginia. We are dedicated to providing the healthiest and most attractive assortment of plants and trees to our clients’ landscapes, as well as affordable construction services for patios, decks, and other outdoor additions. Contact our backyard landscaping team at (703) 982-0100 to learn more about our services for your next landscape project.

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