Your Christmas Checklist!
You’re hosting Christmas this year and time is ticking to get everything in place to ensure a successful day for you and your guests! We hate to break it to you but it does take more than a quick trip to the supermarket and using that ‘we’ll get one more year out of it’ tinsel.
No need to fret we are here to help you prepare and with 4 days to go here are the tasks you should be checking off your list so you can enjoy the day with your family and friends.
4 days out - today is for shopping for those final touches and gifts
Now is the time to get the last minute shopping and decorations sorted – check out our gift guide for easy ideas!
Have you got guests staying over the holidays? Make sure your guests feel at home with an easy revamp of your guest bedroom. Update the bedding and add some throws and cushions for extra comfort. Think about towels and other guest requirements now so you can sit back and relax knowing they will have everything they need. See our bedding, bathroom accessories and soft furnishings for updating this space easily.
3 days out – stay home and get organised!
No one likes wrapping presents on Christmas Eve – today is the day to complete your gift wrapping. Give yourself plenty of time today to wrap the gifts exactly how you envisaged – get those pinterest boards open and wrap to impress!
Whip around the house for one more deep clean, then Christmas Eve you just need to do a quick vacuum and wipe down. Make life easier!
2 days out – don’t be a last minute Mary
Check. The. Weather. Were you planning an outdoor Christmas dinner? Now is the time to confirm the weather is going to play ball. The weather forecast should be fairly accurate at this point and you have enough time to make any changes to your dining location now.
You know that Aunt Sally likes to turn up every 5th year unannounced – prepare! Make sure you include enough food on the list and have a spare gift for the surprise guests you may have to cater for on the day. It also pays to check that you have enough glassware and dinnerware for everyone. The more the merrier right?!
Christmas Eve – it’s all about the food
Set your alarm nice and early, today you need to hit the supermarket for all the food and drink supplies you’ll need for Christmas day. Double check your shopping list – have you thought about dietary requirements for the guests? Have you got a good balance of savoury and sweet? Consider what people may like to drink – yes guests tend to bring their own but it never hurts to have extra – especially for that impromptu after dinner party when the neighbours pop in.
Christmas Day – you made it!
Take everyone up on their offers to help throughout the day and sit back and relax, the hard work is over!