Want avoid a festive season freakout this Christmas? We’re here to help! Follow along for the next six weeks as we countdown to Christmas with easy-to-tick-off tasks. From stockpiling pressies to getting your home in the holiday spirit, we’ve got it your Chrissy prep covered. What are you waiting for? Press play on the Bublé and let’s get started!
Week 6: Prepare to party….
So, you’ve decorated your pad for the festive season (hello, Santa sacks and fairy lights!), got a jump-start on your gift shopping and come up with a fun new tradition for Christmas Day – now it’s time to pop the Prosecco, put your six-inch heels up and get ready to party. Whether you’re hosting a silly season soirée, getting your bonus in free drinks at the office party or just sharing a holiday date night with your love, we’ve got your essentials sorted.
What to wear
Being party ready means being ready to eat, drink and not worry about tight fabrics or constricting waistbands! Think floaty frocks that’ll give you the freedom to feast on canapés and comfy flats that’ll allow you to bust your best moves on the D-floor. If you’ve got a number of events on the calendar and you’re worried about outfit repeating, keep it simple with a neutral block colour dress and shake up your accessories to create a fresh vibe for each outing.
What to serve
If you’re hosting a Christmas party, you’re going to want to make sure your guests are well fed and well lubricated – so, stock up on bites and booze! Start by considering what kind of party you’re planning. Are you hosting a sit-down dinner with three courses, a laidback barbecue or a relaxed cocktail party that will allow people to mingle while they snack on finger food? Then think about what decor, serving dishes and glassware you need to make it happen.
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What to play
Every party needs a killer playlist – and that’s exactly what we’ve compiled. Featuring everyone from Usher to Culture Club, it’s two hours of iconic toe-tapping hits. Blast it to get you in the silly season spirit or to encourage your guests to throw some shapes…
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