Christmas planning often causes an avalanche of stress and overwhelm. While you love the season, you may find yourself engulfed with anxiety at the numerous things you have to do before Christmas Day.
If organization is not your thing, and you’re hosting the family Christmas dinner, you may be swimming in a whirlpool of confusion.
But, calm down, pour yourself a glass of your favorite wine and read on. This post is your GPS to Christmas planning the easy way.
The Essential Christmas Planning Guide
Here’s a roundup of all my best posts that cover everything Christmas – from the Christmas dinner to gifts to give fussy teens.
1. The Ultimate Christmas Day Guide
This post covers everything you need to do on Christmas Day with You Tube videos to help you.
2. Drinks to serve your guests
Many of your guests may well indulge in alcoholic beverages. Catering for them is easy. Just head to your favourite store and buy a range of drinks to satisfy all your guests.
But what if your guests, for various reasons, do not take alcohol? You want to make them feel special by serving them more than just boring soda which they can have on any day.
Why not serve then these delicious alcohol – free mocktails? Check out the recipes below
But moody Aunt Maude or picky Uncle Peter may want a hot drink. Then mocktails won’t cut it with them. Here are 3 amazing hot drinks that will please the most difficult of guests.
3. Tasty Starters
Want a few recipes for classy, elegant appetizers? This post has recipes for a few tempting starters. A few vegan recipes are included as well.
4.Vegan Christmas Dinner Ideas
For most people, Christmas would not be Christmas without a roast turkey and sides. But, there is a growing trend towards veganism and even vegetarianism. Just what do you serve vegans or vegetarians? You cannot expect them to eat the side dishes to the roast turkey.
Here are a few Vegan meal plans complete from starter to dessert. Just click on the pin image to get the simple recipes that will wow your vegan guests.
Christmas isn’t Christmas without a traditional trifle or pudding, right? But how about changing things this year and serving a few simple but unconventional desserts?
Here are 3 decadent desserts that will have your guests begging for seconds. Click the pin image to save to read later or get to the recipes:
6. Christmas gift ideas
One major source of stress and anxiety is buying gifts for your loved ones. You want to find the perfect gift to show your love for them.
Here are a collection of gift ideas to inspire you to source gifts for everyone. Just click the link to get the gift ideas to choose from:
So there you have it. Your complete Christmas planning guide to take the stress and anxiety away.
I wish you a fabulous Christmas. and hope that your Christmas dinner becomes the talk of your family.