I can’t believe tomorrow is Christmas, December has gone by too fast and it makes me so sad. I would like to first start off by saying that I hope everybody has a safe and jolly Christmas eve and Christmas day 🙂
I know that I am not the only one who still has some last minute shopping and food preparing to do. That is why for todays last blogmas post I wanted to share with you some last minute tips for an easy Christmas, because the last thing you want is to be stressed out with family around.
1. Stock batteries
Ah, the age-old dilemma of battery shortage. Sometimes you need AA, others you need AAA. Be sure to stock up on every possible type of battery needed for those gizmos and gadgets. There’s nothing worse than going to try out something new just to find out you don’t have the power! It’s not like you can quickly pop to the shops on Christmas day!
2. Prepare for Rubbish
Christmas day goes hand in hand with rubbish. From wrapping paper to uneaten food, you better make sure you’re stocked up on bin bags! Plus- the holidays means that the scheduled dates for your local recycling and rubbish collections are often altered. Be sure to keep up to date or you’ll be absolutely swamped!
3. Last minute decorations
It’s never too late to add some more Christmas cheer to the home! Fairy lights are always a good choice. Why not twist them along bannisters, plant pots or even the ceiling? You could gather up fallen branches and twigs, displaying them in a large vase. Alternatively, use leftover wrapping paper around the house to add even more Christmas cheer.
4. Make some space
Expecting guests? Be sure to make enough space for everyone! This means ensuring everybody has a set place around the dinner table as well as in the front room when the inevitable afternoon food-induced coma hits. The older guests should have the comfiest seats in the best locations, you have to respect your elders after all! Have you got anyone staying over the night? Consider buying an airbed for the occasion.
Pretty straightforward right? Well, there’s always something we miss! For instance: clean mirrors with newspaper to remove smears, dust Tv screens, keep on top of clutter and hoover every nook and crevice. Your hard work will pay off for the big day!
Credit for these tips & tricks: dreamdoors.co
6. Fill your ice tray.
How many times have you been caught short without ice for drinks? Probably a few too many times to count! If you’re expecting a lot of people, grab a few extra bags of ice. Your guests will thank you!
7. Chill your drinks the day before.
Nobody, we repeat NODODY, likes to sip on warm drinks. Put everything in the fridge before it’s actually needed and make sure that you have enough for everyone. The general rule of thumb is typically 3 drinks per person.
8. Create a Christmas playlist.
Ahhhh, the joys of Christmas music. These joyfully jolly tunes can have people either like Buddy the Elf:
Or like this guy from Office Space:
If you’re like Buddy, you’ll definitely have a lot of fun with this! Make a Christmas playlist to get your spirits up and pump you up for the joyous festivities coming your way! If you ARE like that guy from Office Space, make a playlist anyways. You’ll eventually end up feeling like Buddy! We promise!
Find the best Christmas tunes to add to your playlist here.
9. Set the dinner table the night before.
Your future self will thank you for setting the table the night before all of the craziness begins. Make the big day even easier by putting a sticky note on each platter that states what dish you plan to serve on it! That also allows people to help you without asking 12 times.
You could easily set your Christmas dinner table KALIDY-style in three ways:
- Decorating your table with colorful balls. Small details sometimes are the most significant ones. Grab some red and white balls to add a little Kalidy touch to your table!
- Having multiple center pieces. When decorating your Christmas table you make more than one center piece! But the Kalidy way is a tad bit more elaborate: don’t be afraid to incorporate different elements to your table!
- Using red as your central color. Not only is red the powerful prime color of Kalidy Homes, red is an elegant color. It’s up to you how extravagant your dinner table will be, but to get that Kalidy look for your Christmas, use that red!
Still not too sure how to decorate your Christmas table? Here’s a little bit of inspiration to help you out:
10. Write a food prep schedule for Christmas Day.
Write down everything that you need to do the day of Christmas.
Be as detailed as you possibly can. Write down things like:
- How long each dish takes to make
- Whether any dishes need to be marinated/refrigerated/baked, etc
- Which order to make your dishes in
Credit: I found these tips & tricks on blog.kalidy.com
And the last thing…………………….
Relax, enjoy spending time with your family, you have finished everything that needs to be done.
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY! I had a wonderful time doing blogmas this year and I can’t wait to take part in it next year. If you are new it would be awesome if you followed my blog, and if you have any questions leave a comment below 🙂 I will be posting again on January 5 so until then…… Happy Holidays, relax, and have fun