The season seems to have crept up on everyone, and Christmas is finally around the corner. There’s no better time of year to see your loved ones and celebrate together with food, music, and catching up with each other’s lives. Festive parties are a great way to enjoy the holidays and ensure you’ve handed out all your cards and gifts to those you love, as you make more memories together for the future. A get-together with food, decorations, and drinks might seem a little overwhelming, but with some planning and preparation; you’ll be able to have a stress-free and seamless Christmas with your family and friends.
As long as your guests are well-fed and are enjoying the company and their surroundings; they’ll leave full, happy, and with plenty of festive cheer. As you’re heading even closer to the holidays; you might want to start stocking up on what you can now, planning what food and drinks you want to serve, and thinking about the best way to host your get-together. The following are some ideas, tips, and inspiration for those who want to give their loved ones a party to remember this Christmas and how to start planning for it as soon as possible.
Straightforward (and tasty) Food
It’s worth planning exactly what you’re going to cook, bake, and create in the kitchen for your get-togethers so that you can make a thorough list of ingredients beforehand and begin sourcing everything you need. Smoked meat is always a favorite, so make sure you know where you can get hold of a quality, sizable joint, and perhaps think about investing in an electric smoker that will see you through the festivities and into the future. There are now many options available regarding a smoker you can utilize at home, and your guests will always appreciate home-smoked meat (not to mention the delicious smell).
You can prep the more oversized items of food beforehand, and create the fresh salads and sides on the morning of your party. If you’re inviting your nearest and dearest; get people to bring a dish so that there’s plenty of food to go around and everyone has something to eat that they enjoy. The same goes for drinks; people are more than happy to bring their own, and you can add a festive punch or cocktail for those who want it.
A Setting To Remember
You’ll probably have sorted out the festive decor in your home already, but you can always pop little extras onto tables and chairs, and around the food and drinks for a special touch. Candles will reflect off glass and china creating a lovely ambiance, and if you have a fireplace; you can hang garlands of leaves above for a festive focal point. , cloves, and cinnamon sticks can be repurposed into decorations that will make a room smell of Christmas, and they’re easy to make with some red ribbon and a little time. Sprinkle festive sequins and glitter over tables and between dishes for added sparkle, and pour yourself a drink and enjoy the rest of the evening!