FESTIVE ENTERTAINING

Party season is nearly upon us, which inevitably means a whole host of festive dates filling the diary. There’s no better excuse to fill the fridge with food and stock up the wine cabinet.

Never one to confine a party to the evening, we suggest a seasonal soiree that takes you through the day – from a boozy brunch to a family-friendly games afternoon, right up until the evening feast.

BOOZY BRUNCH

Waking up on Christmas morning to the frenzied unwrapping of gifts and bleary eyed realisation that you have a whole turkey to stuff is enough to get anyone reaching for the booze.

With no better excuse than Christmas to start the party early, add an instant touch of glamour to your festive tipple. From a personalised cinnamon stick for your mulled wine to a fancy flavoured gin.

Above: Penguin or Reindeer Wine Rack by Array Collection, Stag Glass Decoration by Postbox Party, Personalised Cinnamon Stick By Sophia Victoria Joy, Rasperry and Mint Gin by Gin Tales, Personalised Swizzle Stick by Suzy Q.

AFTERNOON FUN

With the kids at home over the holidays and mince pies tempting you from the cupboard – we’re not ones to say no to a festive treat – why not invite a few friends round to join in the merriment.

For an added touch of festive fun, sprinkle cinnamon over a hot chocolate using our gingerbread man stencil – your Instagram will thank you. While you’re at it, a Christmas selfie is a must. Kids (and adults) will love these fun festive props.

There’s also plenty of ways to keep the kids entertained during the day. From cake decorating to word search crackers, these ideas will keep your little elves busy.

Above: Christmas Drink Stencils by Ginger Ray, Christmas Cake Bunting by Ginger Ray, Personalised Christmas Tree Sack by Harrow and Green, Christmas Crackers by The Cracker Boutique, Christmas Photo Booth Party Props by Ginger Ray.

EVENING FEAST

No festive dinner is complete without a spectacular feast. Indulge yourself in the most delicious flavours and bamboozle friends with a variety of treats that aren’t quite what they seem.

From a crafted pork pie made with light pastry and delicious spiced, native breed pork, to an assortment of chocolate cheeses, Brussels sprouts (counts as one of your 5-a-day if you ask us) or a melting chocolate tea pot that doubles as a fondue, these edible wonders are guaranteed to impress.

Above: Noel Christmas Pork Pie by Farmison & Co, After Dinner Fortunes by Bread & Jam, Chocolate Cheese Board by Chocolate on Chocolate, Chocolate Brussels Sprouts by Quirky Gift Library, Chocolate Teapot by Schokolat.

ARE YOU PARTY READY?

SHOP CHRISTMAS ENTERTAINING

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