Setting Up for the Perfect Christmas Dinner
Some people out there are natural-born hosts and hostesses, but there are those (like me) that get properly stressed over the Christmas dinner. It is the most important meal of the year, and it’s got to go at least a little bit to plan for it to feel right. You’ve got to cook, clean, decorate your home and buy a whole tonne of stuff too. It’s a massive stress to say the very least. Which is why I’ve decided to write down a little list of things that can help the stress off the big day. So read on, and hopefully, you’ll find a way to make your Christmas a little less complicated and a little more festive.
Budgeting For The Big Day
Christmas is and probably always will be an expensive day, but with the way things are going with the increased cost of living crisis; Christmas is bound to be a difficult time for everyone this year – so the very first thing we recommend is setting a budget for your dinner.
First things first, whilst you’re shopping for your catering, try and find as many deals as possible, and don’t be afraid to try some own brand products where you can. And if you need too, don’t be afraid to ask those attending your Christmas dinner to help with some of the costs.
Luckily for you though, Hakimpur is ready and willing to help with these rising costs by offering a whole selection of Christmas products at affordable prices to get your dinner looking absolutely stunning. We want to help in whatever way we can, so be sure to check through our selection online or in-store if you want a great looking Christmas at a great price.
Now this is one of the funnest bits, in my honest opinion. What should you get so that everyone has a good refreshing festive treat for your dinner? Well, if you’re anything like me, then it’s a great idea to start with prosecco. In my experience, prosecco is a great festive drink as it’s quite light and zesty and can help cleanse the palate of the dinner itself.
If you fancy going really festive with your drinks of choice, definitely get some mulled wine because that is bound to go down a treat with everyone throughout the day. But we always recommend getting some pop for the kids and beers for the dads and grandads, should they fancy them. Refreshments like these are sure to get everyone feeling merry; and probably sleepy too!
Getting The Festive Look for your House
If you’re at all worried about making your house look festive, then you have come to the right place. We have an absolute tonne of Christmas decorations, balloons, lights and much, much more all available for you right now. We are the experts in this field after all. Whatever you need, you’re sure to find it here, and we can get your place looking good all over. Whatever theme or style you might want to choose for your Christmas dinner, you are sure to get the best results with us!
This leads me neatly into our next tip… choosing a theme for your Christmas dinner! If you’re anything like me, then you like your Christmas decorations to be at least a little bit tacky, then you have picked the easiest way of decorating for your dinner, because all you need to really do is get all the decorations you can and stick them up wherever they can fit!
But you could definitely also choose a theme to style with so you can have a sleek and super stylish Christmas dinner. Colour schemes are a fantastic way to get this stylish effect, and the good news is that we have a massive variety of decorations that can fit in loads of different styles. Maybe choose a crimson and forest green for a classical Christmas style, or maybe you could try a white and gold for a particularly regal feeling affair. Whatever you decide, sticking to a colour scheme is bound to give you the best results. But it’s Christmas – so if you feel like that’s too much work – just stick some tinsel and baubles everywhere, and it’s bound to look great.
How To Set Your Table For Christmas Dinner
This is where you can make your Christmas dinner look even tastier! We always think the most important thing to decorate is a big centrepiece as that really brings the room together. Get yourself some candles for a beautiful display, and you can decorate it with a reef and some tinsel to get a really festive look going. You’re bound to make your table look great if you do any of that, plus doing a DIY centrepiece is really cost effective and almost always looks fantastic.
Then, because Christmas dinner can be a little messy, napkins are an essential bit of tableware. Luckily for you we have a brilliant selection of napkins in store that will add that little extra flare to your dinner.
And finally, the most important part of table setting for Christmas is, of course, crackers! You can make your own or maybe buy a pack to save time, no matter what you’re going to have for a brilliant dinner.
And there you have it, there’s our tips for having the best Christmas dinner ever. Be sure to read our other blogs to get yourself prepared for the festive season.