Top Tips on Entertaining & Parties this Christmas

Top Tips on Entertaining & Parties this Christmas

10 Dec 2018

Be the hostess with the mostess this Christmas and create parties to remember for a lifetime. Christmas is the time for family and friends, for eating scrumptious food, for entertaining and socialising and for overindulging on all the festive season has to offer. However, there’s no denying the build up to Christmas is a manic time so we have collated a list of tips to help keep you calm and collected during December and into the New Year.

Share the work load

First things first…Christmas shouldn’t be hard work! It’s important to ask for help when you need it from family members and anyone else you may be sharing this time with. Whether it be preparation or bringing food to split the cooking load, every little helps! Delegating, splitting the tasks and not taking on every single responsibility will help you to enjoy your Christmas and ensure things run a lot smoother.

Get creative with the Christmas table

We put so much time and effort into decorating our homes for Christmas that it’s important we do the same for the table when it comes to feasting! Creating a luxury table setting is a must have party feature, but remember, this doesn’t have to come at a huge cost. Pick your colour scheme and add some creative touches with napkins, ribbon, or maybe even velvet and lace along with a little personalised name tag. If you want to go all out for your Christmas table then stock up on some stylish accessories from candles to bowls to champagne buckets, we have a wonderful selection to choose from. For an extra injection of Christmas magic, why not throw in a festive floral arrangement…we have just the one for you.

Don’t forget the music

A simple yet important feature that mustn’t be forgotten at gatherings and parties.  Music is an easy way of setting the mood and getting people into the festive spirit, create a personalised playlist with a selection of favourites. Be sure to include some Christmas tracks too!

Deck the halls

Decorate your home with seasonal touches for that extra special Christmas touch. Delight your guests with decorations, standout centrepieces and indulgent food because after all if you can’t indulge at Christmas…when can you?! Pop along to one of our stores (find your closest here) to gain some Christmas decoration inspiration.

Keep Calm & Carry On

All these tips are handy to bear in mind but if we could give you just one piece of advice it would be to simply enjoy yourself. Yes, Christmas is manic but it’s also a time to slow down, chill out, unwind, relax and revel in the company of family and friends. Although receiving and giving gifts is a wonderful part of the celebrations, try not to focus too much on the material side of the holiday, it’s the family conversations, humorous stories and uplifting gatherings that make the best memories. After all, it is the most wonderful time of the year…

So grab the champagne and get the family round and create a Christmas full of magical memories to remember!