A rich feast, satiety drinks, soft carols, and loads of presents, all in a festive setting – that pretty much sums up what Christmas is about. Whether you’re throwing a major bash or hosting a quaint gathering, Christmas parties are something that everybody looks forward to. To save you from last minute runs to the grocery store, here’s a list of everything you’ll need for the perfect Christmas day!
You cannot have a Christmas party without food! More than presents, people look forward to enjoying delicious meals on this day. Whether you’re planning on preparing the entire food at home, or calling for a few snacks from outside, these are a few things that you need on hand, in order to cook practically anything Christmas-y. We’ve compiled our favourites down below, but feel free to add your own to the list:
- Fresh veggies
(potatoes, sprouts, carrots, onions, peppers, beans, lettuce, eggplant)
(cranberries, apples, bananas, oranges, lemons)
- Crunchy Seeds
(pumpkin, watermelon, sunflower, flax)
- Chia Seeds
- Sauces & Seasonings
(cream, oregano, gravy, apple sauce, herbs, honey, salad dressing)
(chips, chocolates, biscuits, candy canes)
Christmas isn’t Christmas unless there’s a whole table full of refreshing drinks. Whether you drink or not, there’s something you can make for yourself using simple ingredients like fruit juices, quinoa milk, alcohol, and chia seeds. Here are a few examples:
- Mulled Wine
- Apple Cider
- Hot Chocolate
- Christmas Cocktails
All these can be made in an alcoholic or non-alcoholic variant, depending on your preference.
Disposables & Storage
Everyone loves a good party, but no one is quite fond of the clean up afterwards. Rather than using your regular cutlery, try using disposable plates. They reduce the task of doing the dishes after the party and can be stored for later use, if there are extra ones left after the big day. Not just that but having zip-lock bags helps in storing the remaining food once the festivities are done.
- Zip-lock Bags
- Cling Film
- Aluminium Trays
- Disposable Cutlery
- Paper Napkins
Deck the halls with boughs of holly. A fun part of Christmas is decorating the house with tinsel, hanging mistletoe and putting up a Christmas tree. There are tons of things you could use to decorate your home and get it ready for the festive season. Some of the things you need are:
- A Christmas Tree
(either green or white)
(green, silver, red)
- String Lights
- Decorative Stars
- Santa Hats & Stockings
(snowflakes, reindeers, Santa)
The final thing you need this Christmas is to set the mood of your home. A warm atmosphere acts as the perfect backdrop for Christmas cheer. Lighting candles around the house is a brilliant way of doing so. It is cheap, effortless and effective. You could take this up a notch by setting out decorative candles, made especially for Christmas. These include ones in the shape of Christmas-themed figures along with scented ones that have Christmas-themed fragrances.
There you have it, these are a few things that are a must, for Christmas, in every household. Don’t forget, you can purchase the best of super-foods from Nourish You. This Christmas, gift health!