Christmas is a time for joy and happiness! So, whether you’re hosting a big family dinner or a small get-together, here are a few ways to make sure the festive season is all joy and no stress!
Starting with making detailed grocery shopping lists to deciding exactly what to get as gifts, planning ahead of time will remove the feeling of dread as Christmas gets closer.
2. Shop online, of course!
You might want to head to the shops to buy your turkey and pick it out to yourself, but buying the rest of your Christmas meal ingredients online can be a lifesaver! By purchasing your vegetables, fruits, spices, dry goods and other products from the comfort of your own home, you cut out the worry of carrying everything home.
3. Get the snacks out.
As your meal on Christmas is being prepared, your family and friends will be needing a few snacks to warm up their appetites. Keep your guests happy with vegetable crudités, cold cuts and cheese. Don’t forget to get some snacks if you've got kids around!
4. Keep the bar stocked.
The Christmas main dish is the star of your table, but don't forget to stock up on any wine, spirits, or soft drinks to go with your lunch or dinner!
5. Give yourself a head start.
There are plenty of dishes you can make ahead of time. Reduce the stress of preparing it all the same day and make things that can be reheated or served cold, a day or two before. Gravy, baked dishes, and even desserts can all be pre-cooked and stored.
Now that you’ve got these simple tips at hand, you can get started on creating the most stress-free Christmas ever!