Hosting a big family event is never a walk in the park. There’s a lot of pressure on you to get it right, and you may find yourself panicking as the day draws nearer. Now we are officially in December, that big event that is just around the corner is obviously Christmas Day. Hosting Christmas Day for your family can be a very big deal. After years of going to your parent’s for Christmas, or visiting an older family member, hosting Christmas yourself is your chance to give back. Plus, doing it on your own is a big achievement – it’s just something that takes quite a lot of planning. If you are waking up in a cold sweat every other night worrying about how you are going to pull it all off, relax. As long as you plan in advance and stay calm throughout, there is no reason why you can’t host a Christmas Day this year to rival all the others.
Sort out where people are going to sleep
One thing you will need to bear in mind is that people probably won’t just to staying for one night. If you have family who has travelled a fair distance to be there for Christmas, it makes sense for them to make a few days out of it at the very least. With that in mind, you will need to have space for people to sleep in comfortably, rather than just crashing on the couch. If you have a spare bedroom that you haven’t really touched since you moved in, now is the time to turn it from a storage room into a beautiful guest room! You may also want to provide extra bedding for those people who WILL need to sleep on your sofas. If all bed and sofa space has been taken up, you may need to get imaginative – invest in some blow up mattresses so that the people who will need to commandeer the floor can at least be comfortable.
Get hold of any extras you may need
Imagine the horror of planning out your festive meal, only to realise that it is logistically impossible in your current kitchen. In order to pull off what you’ve planned, you need another oven, probably another fridge and a spare dishwasher wouldn’t hurt either. If you do find yourself in a situation like this, don’t panic. You can now actually access Appliance & Furniture Rentals for those scenarios where your own home doesn’t play ball. Of course, no one has actual appliances installed around Christmas as it can tear up half your home. So renting one instead is an easy solution to your problem.
Make the necessities accessible
In order to have a relaxing festive holiday, the last thing you need is eight family members in your ears asking where everything is, or if they can use something of yours. Make it clear from the start that whilst there are certain things they need to ask to use, the rest is all theirs. After all, you are family! Have basics like bread for toasting, teabags, shower gels and towels all at hand for everyone to use. Christmas is all about giving, so encourage everyone to share and share alike.