December is only a few weeks away, and while that may still seem like plenty of time to gear up to host your festive get-togethers, it may be time to start getting prepped. Luckily, we're here to help you with our list of handy tips to help to make your festive planning hassle free!
Begin to gradually stock up on smaller staples (butter, sugar, flour, spices, Knorr stock pots
) when grocery shopping.
Start asking family and guests about dietary restrictions.
Have a good answer for guests when they ask you what they can bring, or you may wind up with a bunch of bottles of wine and not enough food. A great request is a cold dessert, because it’s usable even if the guests arrive late.
Begin tidying up. This is also the perfect time to start polishing any silverware and glasses, and to do a thorough audit of your grocery cupboard.
Start stocking up on gifts and taking advantage of any sales. Be sure to always stay mindful of your budget and spending.
Start emptying your fridge and freezer now and making room for snacks, desserts and leftovers. You will need every bit of space.
Begin your meal prep well ahead of time. Start printing out recipes
and making sure you have a list of all the ingredients needed.
Last but certainly not least, try to have fun, and if all our advice isn’t enough, indulge yourself in a calming bubble bath on the big day, put on your favourite festive playlist and countdown till you see the last car disappears down the road.