entertaining outdoors in the autumn

A Hygge Autumn: Head Outdoors When the Sun Sets

Cooler evenings are one of my favorite parts of autumn. Setting up a bonfire and gathering around with friends, hot drinks, and warm blankets is one of the highlights of my fall each year.

Rather than having a typical indoor dinner party this month, light a fire and head outside. Be sure you have plenty of throw blankets (or ask guests to bring their own) and don’t forget the s’mores ingredients!

Serving up some signature cocktails is another great addition to these nights. Try out one of these three:

Hot Buttered Rum from Willow Bird Baking

hot buttered rum recipe
Image credit: Willow Bird Baking

Boozy Maple Bourbon Hot Chocolate from Hey Let’s Make Stuff

maple bourbon hot chocolate
Image credit: Hey Let’s Make Stuff

Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktail from Style Me Pretty.

apple cider bourbon cocktail
Image credit: Style Me Pretty

Or if you’d rather go non-alcoholic, check out this French Hot Chocolate recipe from MyDomaine.

french hot chocolate recipe
Image credit: MyDomaine