Winter Dinner Party Ideas

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Winter Dinner Party Ideas

Cold weather shouldn’t keep you away from your outdoor area. Why not challenge yourself to host a winter dinner party? Here are some ideas to inspire you…

Mulled Wine

No winter dinner party should be without mulled wine. This warm and spicy beverage can be alcoholic or non-alcoholic. Here’s an easy three step recipe to make a batch:

  • 10 cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 roughly grated nutmeg
  • 2 cups water
  • roughly grated rind of 1 orange
  • 1 apple, roughly chopped (skin on)
  • 750ml fruity red wine (such as a merlot)

Step 1: Heat cloves, cinnamon, sugar, nutmeg, water, orange rind and apple in a large saucepan over medium heat.
Step 2: Bring to the boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
Step 3: Add red wine and simmer for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Strain and divide among serving glasses. Serve immediately.

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Whisky Tasting

Whisky tasting has become really popular and would go down very well at a winter inspired dinner party. It would most certainly keep the guests warm! Begin the evening with a cheese and whiskey pairing platter. Good foods to pair whiskey with – smoky cheeses, sharp cheddars, dark chocolate and pretzels.

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Wintery Side Dishes

Here are some ideas for more wintery side dishes:

  • BBQ grilled vegetables (zucchini, peppers and onion)
  • Potato bake
  • Veggie bake
  • Warm bread rolls
  • Blue cheese filled bacon wrapped mushrooms
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Fairy Lights

A simple but effective feature to have at any outdoor party – fairy lights. String these along your deck or pergola to give your outdoor area that magical wintery feel.

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Roast Marshmallows

 An easy and delicious dessert for a winter dinner party. If you want something extra sweet, hollow out the marshmallow with a fork and stuff it with a Rolo before roasting it.

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Do you have any inspiring ideas for a winter dinner party? Comment on this post and share your ideas with your friends.

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