An Excuse to Make it Big
There's nothing quite like a big family Christmas. But big doesn't always have to mean the chaotic upheaval that is all too easy to associate with having the whole family round. We thought we'd provide a few key tips for helping plan the perfect Christmas and giving you an excuse to go big without feeling like you’re drowning in your to do list.
Don’t leave everything to the last minute.
This may seem like an obvious point, but there are a number of things you can easily tick off your list first beforehand which helps the actual day run so much smoother. Place any food orders on the internet with enough time. You don’t want to be caught out when the supermarkets run out of any fresh vegetables. In preparation for this enormous incoming of festive food, it is worth clearing out your fridge and freezer in the upcoming week.
Don’t be excessive.
There is no need to buy the most expensive spirits and treats. It is already enough that you are hosting the Christmas dinner and your family is not expecting the finest dining in the country. It is important not to put undue pressure on yourself. Its a family affair, don’t overdo it.
Think about your table plan.
This can be planned long before the actual day, and you can, in fact, save yourself one more thing to do by laying the table on Christmas eve. Sit your most talkative guest in the middle, you want the table to be buzzing on the day. Don’t be afraid to change your seating, the host should spend time with all of their guests.
Get you Christmas tree sorted!
There’s nothing like getting yourself into the spirit by putting up the Christmas tree. Don’t be afraid to go big; the tree should be a central component to any Christmas in a cosy spot which allows the whole family to gather for the ritual of present opening.