Christmas is coming…. isnt it exciting!! With just over a week to go until the big day we have put together our last minute checklist to take away any festive stress and help get you and the family prepared in time, so when Christmas Day finally arrives you can enjoy every minute of it.
Right, first things first. If you have done all your present shopping (give yourself a pat on the back!) now’s the time to get them all wrapped. There will be family and friends you wont get to see over the Christmas period so these gifts will need to be wrapped and sent or dropped off ASAP. Now is also a great time to get the kids presents wrapped and hidden away, they are still at school for a few more days so you can get it all done without them trying to have a peek.
Secondly, Christmas dinner is “the” biggest dinner of the year so now is the time to hit the supermarkets and get that all important food shopping. With it only being a week away most things will keep well and you don’t have to brave the crazy rush come Christmas Eve. It’s also the perfect time to pick up those supplies of mince pies and carrots for Santa and Rudolf and sherry for all those visitors you’ll get over the festive season.
We are guessing by now the kids are super excited and counting down the days until Santa comes, if that’s the case it’s time to write those letters to Santa. Why not pop the fire on, get everyone into their pyjamas, crack open the festive chocolates and get writing, for the younger ones it’s also nice to make magical landing dust out of glitter and fake snow to sprinkle in the garden on Christmas Eve so Santa and his reindeer can find their way. Don’t forget, now is also a good time to get those last minute cards written and posted out.
So with all these things done and dusted we are onto the big week! The day before Christmas Eve take the turkey out to defrost and get all the vegetables prepared, this will give you less to do on Christmas day. Rope the kids into baking Christmas goodies and help set the table, making it all Christmassy with candles and festive confetti. On Christmas Eve itself, get the family together for a Christmas film night before setting out Santa’s mince pie and sherry. Once those excitable kids have gone to bed and you know they are fast asleep it’s time to pop the presents under the tree and fill the stockings with lots of goodies. By this point everything should be done so it’s time to pour yourself a drink and put your feet up ready for the fun, excitement and the early wake up call the next day.