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4 Ways to Entertain At Home In Winter


Just because the long days and balmy evenings of the warmer months are officially over for now, it doesn’t mean it’s time to go into hibernation. Especially not with an entertainer’s dream home like our latest Mater Prize Home lottery No. 302. Firstly, the Sunshine Coast hinterland location – including the views from all angles throughout the home – delivers a serene and stunning setting, like a mini getaway for all who visit. Additionally, your home is equipped to cater to parties of all kinds with its professionally styled interior, large 4 bedroom and 2.5 bathroom floor plan, 2 living room areas on split levels, 2 covered alfresco decks, and 5 acres of land.

With a home this beautiful, you’ll want to take advantage of every opportunity to share it (and show it off!) with friends and family. Here are four ways to entertain at home this winter.

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A cosy cinema experience

In winter, one of the best ways to entertain and stay warm is to hold a movie night. With your own dedicated rumpus room in the ground level of this prize home, it’s the perfect spot to create a cinema-like experience in the comfort of your own home.

Tip: Pop some floating candles into the pool, which is right outside the rumpus room window, to add to the ambience.

Sips at sunset

Regardless of what time of year it is, the covered deck off your open plan kitchen, dining and living room on the first floor never disappoints at sunset. Open up a bottle of wine (bonus points for treating your guests to a local drop from your neighbour winery Flame Hill Vineyard in Montville) and settle in with a charcuterie board as the afternoon sun goes down over the mountains in the horizon. Or, use the sunset as the opening act to a barbecue dinner on the deck.

A kid-friendly camp out

You don’t need to venture deep into the wilderness to experience a fun family camping trip if you’re not into roughing it. Your backyard is made for the occasion – the flat green lawn out the back is ideal for pitching tents, and the mountains all around you wrap you in nature. All you need to do is add a cosy firepit for roasting marshmallows and you are ready for many memorable evenings spent under the stars.

An intimate long lunch

On days when the temperature drops to single digits, your open plan dining room offers the perfect warm space for entertaining, without losing your top conversation starter – that view! The oversized windows and glass sliding doors ensure uninterrupted vistas out over the rolling hills and your beautiful dining table in the centre of the room is ready to cater to your intimate gathering. Located right beside the open plan kitchen, as the host you’ll never have to miss out on the conversation as you prepare your feast. After you’ve eaten, congregate around the fireplace for coffee and cake – or wine and cheese! – for an ambient end to your soiree.

Want to invite more people? No problem. This 5-acre property has so much space outside that you could easily host all your family and friends here!

Ready to become the host with the most? Buy your tickets today to win this Mater Prize Home lottery and up your entertaining game to a whole other level. Plus, for every ticket you purchase you’re helping support the life-saving medical research and patient care at Mater.

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