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19 November 2021

Written by Lorraine Lea – Simply Home

Stick to your theme for all of your accessories to help everything flow seamlessly throughout your space.

Whether you're planning a simple get together with close friends or going full on festive and shouting 'Christmas' from the rooftops, our simple to follow Christmas Party Guide aims to leave you being crowned the Christmas Queen for years to come.


The basics

Let's start with the basics and pick a theme! It could be as simple as a colour combination or your favourite décor style (think things like tropical, luxe or bohemian). The theme will be your base for the rest of your event planning, so don't overcomplicate it.


Check your list twice

It isn't a party without guests! Take some advice from jolly old St Nick by making a list and checking it twice before sending out your invites. Checking it twice will avoid embarrassing errors later down the track when you realise you never invited that all-important person.

If you're going down the extra festive route, you may want to create some invites to send in the mail instead of opting for a text or Facebook Event invite. You can easily create these yourself on Canva with a pre-made template or support a small local business on Etsy and have them made for you.

Remember to include an RSVP date so you know how many people you'll need to cater for.


Deck the halls

deck the halls
Right: Luna Gift Set in Vanilla Bean

Who doesn't love decorating for Christmas! (Seriously, I don't think we can be friends if you don't!).

Start with a Christmas Tree and go from there. A few simple touches like a wreath and a couple of little knick-knacks in the entryway are perfect for that festive feeling. Stick to your theme for all of your accessories to help everything flow seamlessly throughout your space.

TOP TIP: Don't forget a scent! In addition to being the sense most closely linked to memory, the smell is also highly emotive. Try one of our Luna Candle & Diffuser Sets to leave your home smelling delicious (they make a beautiful gift, too!).


Table décor

table decor
Left: Luminous Vase in Green, Nevada Tablecloth in White, Shelly Placemat, Normandy Placemat in White; Right: Solaire Vase

Let's be honest, Christmas is the season for eating and drinking! So, what better way to impress your nearest and dearest than with some stunning Christmas themed table décor? A few simple trimmings is all you need to turn your table from drab to fab!

Start with a table runner or table cloth, and add a placemat in each place setting.

Next, pick something for the centrepiece! Our personal favourite? Why not pick a gorgeous vase and fill it with your favourite florals? Or use one of our Solaire Vases filled with Christmas treats!

Last but not least, add a little sparkle! This is the perfect place to show off your theme and add some personality to the table. Scatter a few baubles, sprinkle some confetti, or personalise each place setting with a handwritten name tag and Christmas Bonbon.

If you're opting for a picnic-style event, explore our gorgeous tropical themed Sorrento range. Just because it's a picnic doesn't mean you can't sprinkle some Christmas sparkle! For more outdoor dining ideas, click here!


Food for the mood

The easier you make items like food and drink, the more time you'll have to socialise and have fun. A BBQ and salad always go down a treat, or if you're planning something a little more extravagant, recruit a couple of friendly elves! There's only so much oven space, and you only have two hands.

Set everything up at a self-serve station to serve on the day, so you don't have to spend all day running back and forth from the kitchen providing for your guests. Use your kitchen island if you have one or set up a trestle table for easy access.

Why not check out our Classica and Ambrosia ranges to serve in style! Our range of Kids Feeding Sets are perfect for the littles too.


Shake it up

shake it up
Left to right: Astrid, Ophelia and Porta drinkware ranges

Get the party started with some cocktails!

There are so many that can be batch prepared in advance, and they end up being pretty cost-effective. Our Aurora Cocktail Set will help you shake things up. Serve in our matching Aurora Glassware or opt for our Astrid and Ophelia ranges if they're more your style!

For picnics? You can't go past the Porta Portable Picnic Glasses.


We hope we've helped to inspire that festive feeling. All that's left to do is pick some tunes, and you're good to go!

Explore our Christmas Gift Guide for more ideas.

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Lorraine Lea

Simply Home

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