5 Smart Things To Prep' Before Xmas

5 Smart Things To Prep’ Before Xmas

You still have a little time to prepare for the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. For most people, it’s a period of exciting shopping ahead of the Christmas festivities. There is no better time to plan some of the presents for your relatives and friends. For countless parents, now’s the best opportunity they’ll get to find their toys’ favorite toys at a bargain price. For others, it’s the occasion to buy a festive outfit they wouldn’t consider otherwise. Indeed, Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are synonymous with Christmas shopping. 

But there is more to it than preparing your party gift and clothes. In fact, you can look for deals that will help you to impress your guests this Christmas and make the party more enjoyable. 

Learn how to make a festive drink

There is no party without delicious Christmas cocktails. However, when it comes to celebratory drinks, most of us tend to look for seasonal spices and syrups to add to our morning coffee. From gingerbread latte to peppermint cappuccino, we trust our favorite coffee shops to come up with tasteful melanges. But when it comes to surprising your guests with a simple drink, the options are limited. Most people don’t quite know how to mix alcohol to create a tasty grown-up drink. As for coffee, a bottle of syrup is the main seasonal addition to the brew. But mastering the art of seasonal cocktail doesn’t have to be complicated. Mulled wine, for example, is the perfect warm up drink to welcome your guests before dinner. A cup of fragrant and spiced wine is ideal – especially with a handful of biscuits! You can also learn how to prepare easy wine-based cocktails, such as a Christmas sangria or a sparkling mix. All you need is a little time to practice – which you have – and enough bottles of wine for your guests. Grab yourself a couple of boxed deals. 

Pile up your virtual entertainment

If you’re receiving guests during the Christmas season, you need to plan for entertainment. Ultimately, the nights are going to be long, and there are only so many Christmas movies that people can watch during the holiday. Keep an eye on the latest board games, as there are plenty of fantastic, cooperative options that are guaranteed to bring everybody together. Additionally, you can also upgrade your gaming shelf with some of the best games for VR sets. Ultimately, the headset transforms the experience completely and immerse the player(s) directly into a virtual universe. For gaming enthusiasts or amateurs, it’s an exciting sensation that is going to keep them entertained for hours! Imagine yourself riding a flying dragon on Christmas Day. It’s precisely the type of experience you could give your guests. 

Get all the stationery around!

What should you buy stationary right now? If you haven’t yet planned your Christmas card, you can still make your own. Craft enthusiasts will be delighted to create elegant and unique festive cards to send their friends and relatives. With a little yarn, you can build a 3D Christmas tree, for instance. If you fancy something more personal, you can make your own stamps and use them to decorate blank cards. Origami experts can also add a hand-folded envelope to score a few bonus points for creativity. All you need is an assortment of card paper, stencils, stamps, coloring pens, scissors, and washi tape. 

Bring something unexpected to the table

The typical Christmas desserts seem to include gingerbread – which most people buy in packs –, and a huge selection of Christmas cookies. The most adventurous bakers make their yule logs – typically chocolate-flavored. Very few households serve exciting homemade desserts for Christmas. You don’t need to be a baling expert to create an impressive cake, though. You can even fall back on simple recipes to which you can add seasonal decor out of sugar icing, for instance. You’d be surprised to know that a unique cake pan can already make a huge difference. A perfect sphere could be decorated as a bright Christmas bauble, for example. 

Natural and beautiful

Last but not least, head to the cosmetic and beauty deals to find luxury products such as collagen cures. Indeed, collagen is a skin-safer. You can find treatments that will completely transform your look. Users swear by 15- to 30-days cures that shed years off the face by boosting natural collagen production. Because, you want everybody to comment on your glowing skin and smooth face, this Christmas. What makeup? It’s all natural, you can explain proudly. 

Forget the toys and outfit selections; you can use the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals to get ahead of your Christmas preps. Impress your guests with your delicious concoctions, colorful creations, and bright-eyed welcoming during the festive season. 

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Becky

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Becky is an interior designer, an adjunct professor, a foodie, a product reviewer and a gluten free blogger in Detroit, Michigan. Week99er is a family friendly site featuring products, events and recipes for your family. Contact her at [email protected]

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