11/20/2017

Top Tips For Preparing For Christmas Day



Can you believe that Christmas is just a mere 5 weeks away? This year has flown by at a geometric rate, I honestly can't believe it. Where has the time gone?

Like most families, we pack so much into the festive season. From getting crafty with festive arts and making gingerbread houses, through to social outings such as visiting Santa and attending Christmas parties. It's not a relaxing season by a long shot but we wouldn't have it any other way.

Each year we take turns when it comes to hosting Christmas dinner and this year it's is our turn! Having only done this once before I'm still quiet new to cooking such a big meal for so many people but thankfully I do have a lot of help. I did however have a couple of hiccups the last time (forgetting the sprouts for one) so here are my three top tips to make sure your Christmas meal goes to plan. Following on from my own tips is an infographic from Liverpool ONE which shares even more fantastic festive tips #GetChristmassy.

1. Cook the turkey the night before
This is something my Mum has been doing for years and a tip that I've stolen from her. Imagine waiting on your meat to cook on Christmas day and something going wrong, there'd be a lot of disappointed family members that's for sure! Cooking and prepping certain foods the day before also gives you more free time on Christmas day. This of course means you are able to spend more time with your family and makes Christmas day a lot more stress free.

2. Have a Christmas clear out.
If you are anything like me then your house will already be crammed full of a ridiculous amount of toys, and you will already be fretting about where everything is going to go. As much as Christmas is to be enjoyed and the house chores ignored a little, you still need to have some sort of order in your home. I find that having a big clear out of toys and general clutter is a godsend before the big day.

3. Make sure that you have the necessities.
Turkey, potatoes, vegetables, gravy, cheese, cake and wine aside necessities such as scissors, Christmas crackers and batteries are a must have. Imagine the kids opening up their toys on Christmas to discover it needs a certain battery. You can guarantee that it will be the only battery you don't have in and they'll be devastated, oh the melodrama!


Do you have any tips that you'd like to share?

- This is a PR collaboration.

9 comments:

  1. Christmas:- a time to share what family and friends. Planning, as well as looking forward to the Celebration is important. We have done a little planning, seems more is needed given that the event is just 5 weeks away.

    Rachel Craig

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  2. Lovely photo of Ava.

    Rachel Craig

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  3. What a lovely photo of Ava. A christmas clearout is a really good idea. We really need to do this, as we have so little space left.

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  4. I can't believe it is only five weeks away, I am totally unprepared this year, I'm now frantically ordering things online, I need to win the lottery lol, these are great tips, I love Ava's dress too, I saw a similar one on asda online, but want to get Megan and Mollie matching miss Santa Claus dresses this year xXx

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  5. Some great tips, and can I just say SUCH A CUTE PHOTO OF AVA!! :) :)

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  6. I need to plan! These are good tips. Luckily I'm not cooking christmas dinner this year!

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  7. Still got some planning and shopping, etc to do in preparation for Christmas.

    Rachel Craig

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  8. Not too long now till Christmas. Beginning to look forward to Christmas, though need to complete plans and preparations. Also will be first Christmas without my brother who died earlier this year. He was close to Mum and always involved in our Christmas Celebrations. He will be in our thoughts.

    Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.

    Rachel Craig

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  9. Planning is the key I think, more so to get and squeeze as much family fun time as possible. Even though sometimes 'winging it' though has its fun and spontaneity. It should never be that because something isn't planned, it's not a disaster. Lovely photo of Ava x

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