This year, Christmas is going to be slightly different from years past. With smaller gatherings and many families staying at home, we’re channeling our inner creativity to bring you touches that will make your Christmas at home look chic.
Make your own Christmas crackers by taking Christmas illustrations or wrapping paper and covering cracker templates bought from Etsy, along with writing family jokes that beat the usual terrible cracker jokes hands down.Personalised presents for each person will have everyone shunning shop-bought crackers forevermore.
Write each person’s name beautifully on the cracker with a coloured ink pen, and tie each end with velvet ribbon.
Snowglobes are another fun way to jazz up your place settings, which can be personalised with a bespoke designed backdrop, and they appeal to every age group. We’ve had guests call us asking for their snowglobes to be delivered to them after the party as they loved them so much!
Parties may not be allowed in 2020, but a good cocktail made at home can still put you in the party mood. The Rum Runner suggest a “Jilted John”: mix 2 shots of tequila with pineapple juice, coriander and fresh chilli, shaken with ice, and served in a whisky glass. For those who prefer vodka, the “KK” is made from mixing 2 shots of vodka, lemongrass, ginger beer and kafir lime leaf.
However you’re spending Christmas this year, embrace your creativity and challenge yourself to making all those aspects you’d normally buy, you might surprise yourself!