‘Tis the season, and we’re here to make sure it’s jolly! Hosting Christmas dinner can feel like an avalanche of a task, but we’re here to offer a helping hand, so it runs oh-so-smoothly…
From transforming your home into a magical winter wonderland to getting the table ready for the ultimate feast, there’s plenty to consider when planning your Christmas dinner.
It’s the most magical time of the year, and we’re here to make your Christmas one to remember with our inspirational guide.
How Can I Prep For Christmas Dinner?
When it comes to planning Christmas dinner, preparation is key! The best way to stay ahead of the game is to send out a quick RSVP to get an idea of how many guests you’ll be entertaining.
You can quickly rummage around your kitchen cupboards to make sure you have all the cooking appliances and crockery you need for the big day.
Be sure to head to the supermarkets in advance, stock up on any dried foods, and prepare make-ahead dishes like Christmas pudding and mince pies – yum!
1. Make A Checklist, Check It Twice!
As it turns out, Santa’s not the only one making lists at this time of year! Grab a notepad or your phone and jot down all the goodies you need to inspire the BEST Christmas ever.
Make a note of everything from Christmas gifts and wrapping paper to festive table runners and shiny cutlery.
Separate your list into a few sections, and don’t forget that scrumptious shopping list. In our eyes, you can never have too many festive treats!
Create an itinerary for the day, so you have a good idea of how long each activity will take and tick them off your list as you go (look at you, all organised!).
2. Christmas Drinks Reception
Add some sparkle to the festive celebrations and welcome your guests with a fancy Christmas drinks reception. Get into the festive spirit and serve up tasty Christmas cocktails and display them on a glitzy drinks trolley. Check out our contemporary selection of living room furniture for stylish creations in black, gold and silver-tone.
Impress all the family and treat them to delightful non-alcoholic cocktails and soft drinks to serve in glitzy glassware. Add the final touches to your display and carefully place a few eye-catching ornaments around the drinks trolley.
3. Magnificent Christmas Tableware
Hosting Christmas dinner means cooking up a delicious meal everyone will enjoy. Whether you’re roasting a classic turkey with all the trimmings or trying something different with a Christmas-themed buffet, make the celebrations even more special with magical Christmas tableware.
Here at George, we love to keep things bright and beautiful, and our range features plenty of traditional colour pairings like red, green and shimmery gold.
Lay the table with an elegant white Christmas dinner set and add some oomph with a sparkly Christmas table runner.
For an added personal touch, lay handmade place cards and folded napkins to welcome your guests on arrival.
4. Festive Christmas Décor
Deck the halls with our enchanting range of Christmas room decorations; whether you’d like to celebrate with a Traditional Christmas, Luxe Christmas or Colourful Christmas trend, we’ve got plenty of inspiring themes for you to choose from.
Once you’ve decided on your colour scheme, pick out a Christmas tree that fits into your spot, and make your home sparkle with warm Christmas lights, multicoloured string lights and bright LED lights.
5. Rock A Christmas Jumper
There’s no better way to get into the Christmas spirit than by popping on a novelty Christmas jumper! We’ve got fits for all the family with funny slogan sweatshirts, cute penguin jumpers and iconic Buddy The Elf Christmas clothing.
Make celebrations even more exciting and host a Christmas jumper competition. It’s a double win as the entire gang will spend the whole day feeling comfy, and the added bonus of being awarded a prize if you’re best dressed!
Don’t forget to share your festive jumper snaps with us by tagging @GeorgeatAsda on Instagram or TikTok (psst… we always ask for permission before posting your snaps on our grid!).
6. Play Christmas Games
Is it really Christmas without a bit of family-friendly competition? After enjoying your delicious Christmas feast (yum!), keep the gang together with a few fun puzzles and board games. Challenge your clan to a game of Monopoly, a round of Pictionary or get ready to giggle with a festive version of charades.
Party games are the perfect way to bring everyone together and create wonderful memories for years to come…
And, if you’re not sure what to gift your family and friends, they also make a FABULOUS Christmas present!
7. Snuggle Up In Christmas Pyjamas
After a busy day of indulging, spending quality time and having heaps of fun, there’s no doubt you’ll be looking forward to getting into bed and drifting off into a seasonal slumber.
Treat your loved ones to comfy and cosy nightwear with our Christmas nightwear and slippers collection. And, for the perfect selfie opp – kit your Christmas crew out in matching family pyjamas – guaranteed to put a smile on their faces!
Searching for last-minute present ideas? Explore our Christmas Gift Ideas blog for more seasonal inspiration.