Christmas is all about happiness. You wait for months to celebrate Christmas with your family and friends. This day is not only a festival but a coupon for happiness. To make Christmas day special; prepare early. It’s always good to have a preplanned function rather than a last-minute job. Early preparation means you have lots of time to plan everything without any hassle.
How many days till Christmas?
Well, there are only 98 days left for Christmas. Yes, it seems a lot but you also have many things to plan. You will easily find all the things you need at very good prices. So, it’s better to start rather than thinking about when is Christmas.
Things to prepare for Christmas Day
Make a clear budget
Before you plan the event, check the budget. Indeed you have lots of other things to do but nothing is important in fixing the budget. If you don’t set the budget for Christmas then you may spend a lot more than you think. While setting the budget, remember all the things and events on Christmas. From decoration to food, you have to check everything. If you set the budget early then you will have a clear mind about much you have to spend on a particular event or item. Preparing anything at the last moment always costs a lot. Surf the web for prices and then jot down everything on the list.
Mark events on your calendar
Preparing for Christmas can be chaotic. There would be many things to check and prepare. Due to this, people often forget about other events. Before you start Christmas preparation; mark all the events till the new year. Check the meeting, family functions, parties, gatherings, kid’s school meetings, trips etc. You can’t skip other events due to Christmas. Mark the events so you can find the actual days which are left for Christmas. Skip those days from the preparing list and then start making the plan.
Decide the host
It’s better to decide the host early otherwise there may be other people in the family thinking about hosting the party. There may be a family member, friend or relative who is thinking about the event. If you are sure about the event then you should ask others. In case, anyone is already preparing then you can plan together for the event.
Check the guests’ list
Well, it’s very important to check the guest list. No, it’s not early to check the list. For other preparations like gifts, sitting arrangements or food; you need an idea of people attending the event. Count the family members, friends, and colleagues who will attend the Christmas party. It’s always better to have fixed numbers than to prepare for say 20 or 25 people. It will help to decide the gifts or dishes for the party. Check the number of vegetarians and non-vegetarians then decide the menu. Don’t forget to check the guests’ list for any food allergies. There are also some people who we forget before. So, add 3-4 people to your list so you don’t need to prepare anything at the last moment.
If you want a perfect party; start shopping. Well, before Christmas everyone waits for the Black Friday sale. You can get many things at very good prices. Start checking the deals for the upcoming Black Friday sale. Take out your guest’s list and then check for the Christmas gift ideas. You can’t give the same things to everybody. From toys for kids to woollens for elders; check everything. If you plan early; there is a good possibility to find lots of things. At the last moment, most of the items will be either out-of-store or get costly. So, decide on a perfect gift for everybody. You should choose the gift wisely as you can give anything to the family but not the colleagues. For your kids’ teachers, colleagues or relatives; you have to think of precise gifts. Those items shouldn’t look gaudy. For your family and friends, think of the gifts which they need or what they are expecting from you. After making the list of gift items, you can check the sale and get them on time with a good discount.
Check for the decoration ideas
Your Christmas tree is one of the main highlights of your party. For the event, you should check for new ideas. The same decorations may look boring. Try to prepare something new for this Christmas. Decide the size and the best place for the party. Assure that you have enough space around the tree to take selfies. Also, check the background and the lighting to get good photographs.
Look for the recipes
Making dinner can be simple but preparing a Christmas meal is not easy. It’s always pleasing to have something new at the Christmas dinner. There are several items like turkey, cake, beverages, etc which are always prepared for Christmas day. But for a rocking Christmas party; you need much more. Read food blogs and watch vlogs on YouTube. Check for the items you can prepare for Christmas. You have to prepare dinner for lots of people. So, it’s better to try cooking the item once or twice before the Christmas dinner. It helps to enhance the taste and you can get a better idea about how much time the dish takes to prepare. You have to cook lots of other items. Always go for dishes which you can easily make on Christmas.
Prepare games and good music
Just meeting and eating looks way formal like a simple event. It’s Christmas guys! You have to make it special. Prepare some games which you can play with friends and family members. Also, prepare some snacks other than dinner. You need good music for the event. Find some soothing songs which can light up the mood. “The First Snow” from the album Miracles in December can be a perfect song to listen to on Christmas!