Decorate your Christmas tree, stress free
Give yourself a bit of peace while you decorate! Kids love helping decorate the tree, but it can often be the opposite of Christmas peace and cheer! Thankfully there are a few things you can do to make sure it looks amazing and you stay stress free.
Get the basics done without the kids
Get anything fiddly out the way before you let them get stuck in, you can put the lights on first and sort the decorations into piles so you can see what needs to go where
Let them hang their favourite decoration
Let them choose their favourite decoration and maybe have a chat about what it means to them, so it becomes a little tradition
Give them specific jobs to do
Little helping hands love to feel important, so give them a job to be ‘in charge of’, so it helps them focus and lets you get on with the main event
If all else fails turn the tree around!
If they want to let their creativity run wild, then let them do one half while you perfect the other, then when you’re done just turn the tree round (think Monica from Friends!)
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Host with the most
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Give it a personal touch
Whether it’s including a family tradition or leaving little personalised gifts on the table for each guest, this is a welcoming touch that everyone will appreciate
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A little delegation
If you’ve got some eager helping hands (or even if they’re not) rope the kids in to help with some simple tasks so you can focus on the tricky stuff
Stock up on a few easy age-appropriate games to keep everyone busy while you’re putting the finishing touches to dinner
Cooking and Dining
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Start with the right dining table
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Spruce up your space
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More Christmas magic
We’re already feeling the Christmas joy and there’s plenty more where this came from!