Adding a personal touch to Christmas 2013
As Christmas fast approaches, many of us are looking for ways to get a little more festive. When the big day finally arrives, we’ll need a selection of activities to keep our loved ones entertained – snoozing in front of the TV simply won’t do! In this post, we’ll show how you can add a quirky, personal touch to your festivities that are guaranteed to make this Christmas the best yet.
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When it comes to celebrating Christmas, badges may not instantly spring to mind, but they can be a really nice touch to the day.
Get some personalised badges printed with some festive nicknames on. Choose names like ‘Scrooge’, ‘Santa’s Little Helper’ or ‘Frosty the Snowman’ and let your guests select which name best suits them. It’ll be a great icebreaker and will get your guests mingling and talking with one another.
You can get your badges from specialist retailers like Badgemaster: you can buy as many, or as few, as you need.
If you’re hosting Christmas dinner for the family this year, you’ll need to sort out the table arrangement. Putting people that have little in common next to each other is a sure way of stunting the conversation, while keeping friendship groups together can cause cliques forming.
It’s always best to intersperse people, placing them next to people they would normally talk to, but near to those they wouldn’t. This will aid group interaction during the meal and could even make some unlikely friendships.
To ensure everyone sits in the correct place, you should make your own place cards and holders. Take a look at this guide from All About You and make some really stylish ones using a simple pine cone. Your guests will really appreciate all of the effort you’ve gone to.
A visit from Santa
Nothing quite says Christmas like a visit from the big man in red. If you’ve got young children in the family, it’s a great idea to get one of your relatives to dress as Santa and deliver some last minute gifts that he ‘forgot’ on Christmas Eve. You can pick up an inexpensive, yet authentic-looking, suit from Walmart.
The presents needn’t be extravagant; a selection box here or a pair of socks there will do the trick. It’s all about creating a memorable experience that the littlest of guests will never forget. Of course, even big kids will love it too!