Christmas decor and celebrating with friends
So we’ve made it to Christmas week! I can’t believe how quickly this year has flown by let alone this month. We started our Christmas celebrations early this year with having some of our close friends round for a full on Christmas weekend. We started the Friday night with mulled cider and festive films and went into the Saturday with Secret Santa (via Elfster) stocking gifts, yummy breakfast and then the all the trimmings.
The weekend was really representative of what Christmas spirit is about for us… having people you love around a table, eating tasty food (thank you Nigella’s Christmas book!), drinking good wine and having a laugh. We literally sat there for hours, catching up, having fun and getting a tad competitive playing games! We even tried our hand at being musical with our whistle crackers!
This is to become a lovely tradition with the 8 of us, each taking it in turns to host and so next year we are off to Manchester and we’re already excited. Now with only a few more days to go, we are preparing the house for Christmas with Hutch’s family. Our greenery and table décor has been ordered (can’t wait to collect it from Lady Bird Flowers, who also created our beautiful wreath), the food shop is planned, the timings have been carefully written out ready to cook the feast on the day and the stockings are hanging, ready to be filled.
With lots of inspiration on Pinterest for Christmas tables, I wanted to share how we decorated the table as Christmas dinner in our house is a help yourself feast, so it’s hard to fill the table with large arrangements as that’s valuable food space. So we went for ivy and herbs to act as a garland along the middle of the table with origami trees for breakfast décor and herb and berry décor for lunch. Finally, ivy was added around our patio doors behind the table with a snowball hanging garland from Cox and Cox to finish it off.
I would love to see your Christmas table décor and what traditions you have in your household.
Until next time,