I am from quite a large family which means quite a few Christmas festivities. We essentially have 3 Christmases every year at minimum; one at my paternal grandfathers, one at my parent’s house and one at my house. So while I’m trying to juggle where I have to be when I also have to plan my own Christmas.
Tip 1: Have a guest list
Who is going to be coming to your dinner? Ask for RSVPs if it is a large group so you have exact numbers.
Tip 2: Choose a main dish
Usually for Christmas there are two choices for a main dish: turkey or ham. What do most of your guests prefer? What does your significant other prefer? What do you prefer? I go with ham because my niece and I don’t like turkey while everyone else likes both.
Tip 3: Complete your Christmas menu
Side dishes, deserts, drinks. Is it going to be potluck style if so who’s bringing what? Are you cooking everything? If so plan a cooking schedule that gives you lots of time along with a grocery list (get the groceries before December 24th)
Tip 4: DIY decorations
Are you doing additional decorations? Pinterest is full of cute DIY Christmas decor like this:
Tip 5: Wake up early
Prep as much as you can the night before but go to bed early & wake up rested. Make yourself a todo list for the day and get to work.
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