Ways to Prepare Your Home If You are Hosting Christmas Day
Christmas may seem like a way a way, but you will be surprised of how quickly it will come around. If you are the host of this year’s Christmas Day, then it will be of your benefit to start your planning early on as it will allow you to get your home fully prepared and to become organised for all the festivities that are included in hosting Christmas dinner. This article will offer insights into ways you can offer extra seating for your guests and how to ensure your guests will feel welcomed, comfortable and to ensure they enjoy spending time at your home.
Will your spare room be used?
If you are the host for Christmas, it is likely you will have some family members stay over. If this is your situation, now it the right time to ensure your guests have a room to sleep in and if you have the appropriate furniture in your guest room. The most obvious piece of furniture to add is a bed, as this is essential. If you are having a couple stay, then a double bed is the best size bed to include in your spare room. If you are aiming to present a luxurious guest room for your guests, then it is of benefit to add other luxurious pieces of furniture to this room. For example, it is important to add a wardrobe or for somewhere for your guests to hang their clothing. Furthermore, if you have enough space in your guest room, it is appropriate to add a timeless piece of furniture such as leather Chesterfield sofas as they offer a classy feature to any room.
Do you have enough seating?
As previously discussed, the use of leather Chesterfield sofas is a great way of providing extra seating whilst making your home look rather regal. If you are lacking seating in your living room or family room, it is a good idea to invest in a new sofa, especially if your gathering is large for Christmas Day. Furthermore, if there are going to be children present then the use of beanbags will also provide seating and the children may even find lounging around on beanbags fun.
Get your dining table prepared
When people picture Christmas Day, they almost always picture sitting round a dining table first. If you are hosting Christmas Day, it is essential to have a dining table and chairs for the whole family to sit round. The size of dining table will vary from family to family and if you are looking to buy a dining table, months in advanced, you may be able to find a bargain before prices are risen for last minute shoppers. If you do not have surplus money to go out and buy an expensive dining table and chairs, buying second hand will be a convenient option for you. Even if the table and chairs you buy look a little worn, it is ok because a lick of paint may freshen the look of the furniture or you can simply cover the table with a festive cloth and no one will be aware of the worn looking furniture.
Consider the types of food and drink you will serve
You may decide to serve the traditional British food we serve at Christmas, you may decide to add a modern twist to it. For example, if you and your guests are vegetarian or vegan, then it will be of benefit to slightly alter your menu and to ensure there are vegetarian or vegan options available. If you are unsure of the types of food and beverages to serve, speak to your guests and they will tell you exactly the types of food and drink that they are expecting. Furthermore, now is the perfect opportunity to purchase Christmas cook books as they will give a great insight into which types of foods are a hit at Christmas dinners and cook books will help to prevent any potential cooking disasters, when followed precisely.
Be prepared to play board games and party games
This is kind of a must at Christmas! If you have a group gathering, then you have the opportunity to play old favourite Christmas games. You may decide to get out some board games such as Monopoly or Trivial Pursuit. Or you may decide that board games is not for your group and to play more expressive games such as charades, beer pong or twister.