The time of Christmas joy, warm gatherings and festive decorations sparkle the last month of the Gregorian calendar year. December is the most fun month to design your outdoor space and take your interior design skills to a different level. We use Kevin McAllister’s suite at the New York Plaza Hotel from the “Home Alone 2: Lost In New York” movie for patio decorating inspiration.
Begin with the arrangement of your patio furniture and consider adding an outdoor fire pit to create a classic and perfect ambiance. Adding an outdoor bar stool is a plus! With an outdoor bar stool, you can create an outdoor snacks bar so your family and friends won’t monitor the kitchen!
Inspired from the Christmas decoration above the fireplace in Kevin’s Plaza Hotel suite:
- Dress the deck with evergreen garlands and gold string lights with candles inside large mason jars on each corner for a chic display.
- Hang tartan patterned Christmas stocking stuffers below the outlined Christmas garlands.
- Place small evergreens popped in orchard baskets or galvanized tubs.
- Use Poinsettia flowers for the outdoor decoration.
- Add Nutcracker figurines on your decorated patio table or Nutcracker statues beside your patio door entrance.
- Add a Christmas garland arch and gold string lights hanging above your patio entrance or walkway, and place a red outdoor mat for a welcoming grand entrance to the ‘Plaza Hotel’.
- Cover the patio table with an outdoor white table cloth to resemble the hotel’s room service table.
- Pop a light pink rose in a slender glass vase with scattered tea light candles on the outdoor bar table and patio table for the luxury touch.
- Lastly, the most important symbol from the movie are friendship turtle dove ornaments! Place the turtle dove ornaments with your centerpiece on the patio table or on your Christmas tree.
Spread more joy of the holiday spirit by decorating your patio furniture with red and green outdoor throws or outdoor blankets and outdoor pillows. Other outdoor fabric ideas for holiday colours and holiday patterns, inspired from the lobby of the New York Plaza Hotel scene and Kevin’s suite scene, are:
Reds: Sunbrella Accord II Crimson, Sunbrella Astoria Sunset, Sunbrella Dupione Crimson, Sunbrella Loft Crimson, and Sunbrella Harwood Crimson.
Greens: Sunbrella Loft Turquoise, Sunbrella Green, Sunbrella Dupione Deep Sea, and Sunbrella Meander Shamrock.
An outdoor snacks bar is a fun and unique way to have your family and friends enjoy and socialize on your outdoor space. We have a list of delicious snacks and fancy desserts inspired from scenes filmed in the Plaza Hotel’s suite.
From the movie: Cheese pizza, chocolate mousse cake, mousse in a glass, strawberries, chocolate and vanilla ice-cream with chocolate syrup.
Other great Christmas snacks: Hot chocolate, candy canes, gingerbread cookies, caramel corns, white chocolate barks, chocolate cherry clusters, Santa’s cookies in a jar.
Get the liveliness of the holiday spirit going with classical music! A great way to connect with the “Home Alone 2” theme, other than the outdoor decoration, is the movie’s music playlist!
Tip: Use fake snow on your evergreen trees and outdoor decoration to transform your backyard into a winter wonderland!
Shop our patio furniture and Sunbrella outdoor fabrics for inspiration!