How to Throw an Outdoor Winter Party

Your backyard doesn’t have to go into hibernation in the winter months. Whether you want to throw a casual wintertime get-together or a cold-weather hang with cocktails, you can host an affair to remember no matter where you live. So grab a hot toddy and let’s start planning an epic outdoor winter party. Stay Warm and Cozy Warmth is the most essential element of any … Continue reading How to Throw an Outdoor Winter Party

How to Host Friendsgiving

Friendsgiving has been a huge holiday in recent years, with seven in 10 Americans ranging from ages 18 to 38 preferring Friendsgiving over a traditional Thanksgiving. We totally get it — you don’t have to worry about being on your best behavior, offending grandma, or being bombarded with personal questions. If you’ve ever felt this way on Turkey Day, why not host Friendsgiving and celebrate … Continue reading How to Host Friendsgiving

7 Tips for a Backyard Staycation

When you find yourself needing to stay home instead of traveling for the warmer months, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fun! In this post, I’m sharing seven tips for a backyard staycation that will create long-lasting memories and a sense of escape. With the right patio sets, you can increase your home’s “square footage” with additional living spaces. Your backyard … Continue reading 7 Tips for a Backyard Staycation

Planning an Outdoor Home Theater

A fresh batch of buttery popcorn rests in your lap. You stretch back in supportive cushions of a spacious armchair. The lighting dims and the movie screen glows in the darkness. No, you’re not squeezed into the back row of your neighborhood cineplex — you and your family are sprawled in the comfort of your own backyard, enjoying your favorite comedy under a cozy canopy … Continue reading Planning an Outdoor Home Theater

Potential Uses for Your Outdoor Space

You’ve cleared out the creaky plastic furniture, planted fresh new landscaping, and transformed your patio into a breathtaking beauty of stone and granite. It’s time for a full-on backyard remodeling project, but a blank slate can prove one of the most intimidating challenges in home design. Once you map out your outdoor space you may find several zones where you can choose to put outdoor … Continue reading Potential Uses for Your Outdoor Space

Fun Things to Do Outside in Your Backyard

Homeowners with spacious backyards, decks, and patios are counting down the days until the entire family can pack their schedule full of frolicking fun in the sun. Getting the most out of your backyard isn’t rocket science. Still, by planning ahead and with a little inspiration, you can furnish your space with durable outdoor furniture for any occasion. 6 Fun Things to Do in Your … Continue reading Fun Things to Do Outside in Your Backyard

Fall Outdoor Dining Tablescapes

The cooler evenings of fall create the perfect setting for an outdoor candlelit dinner, either with your special someone or with the entire family. Even if you’ve decked out your patio with a full POLYWOOD dining set, the low-maintenance lumber and outdoor cushions covered in all-weather performance fabric need a little more decoration to impress your guests. Creating fall outdoor dining tablescapes is simpler than … Continue reading Fall Outdoor Dining Tablescapes

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4 Unique Ideas for Your Outdoor Fire Pit

There’s something magical about a campfire — the way people gather around it, sharing food, stories, and for my family, music. It provides warmth, comfort, and protection. Perhaps that’s why we all love firepits so much now — they’re a modern interpretation of old traditions, and a reminder of time spent with the people we love. Fortunately, modern firepits mean you don’t need to go … Continue reading 4 Unique Ideas for Your Outdoor Fire Pit

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How to Bocce

We here at POLYWOOD are a competitive bunch. From golf leagues to ugly Christmas sweater contests, we enjoy pitting ourselves against our fellow co-workers in friendly competitions. However, the most prestigious and fiercely fought competition here at our Syracuse, Indiana headquarters is the Annual Bocce Ball Tournament. Spanning July and August, this round-robin style tourney has become the most well-known and widely talked about competition … Continue reading How to Bocce

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DIY Eco-Friendly Party Favors

We’ve all seen the mismatched teacups, mugs, and various ceramic items at second-hand shops and neighborhood garage sales. Most of us aren’t looking for an eclectic mix of tableware, so it’s not likely that these items will find a home… unless they can be repurposed into something new. All you need for this eco-friendly party favor is: an assortment of unique “pots” cactus blend potting … Continue reading DIY Eco-Friendly Party Favors