Happy December!! This is my first Christmassy post, and I am VVVV excited about it. I just love this time of year so much and I am so excited to share all my Christmas themed posts on my blog. Today I wanted to start it all off by sharing a list of 15 things to do this Christmas and get us all in the Christmas spirit...
1. Have a Christmas Dinner Party
The best way to catch up with friends, host your own Christmas dinner party. If that feels like to much work, ask everyone to bring a dish and voilà, the easiest dinner party ever.
2. Decorate The Christmas Tree
Slightly obvious, but definitley take part of decorating your Christmas Tree. Pop a Christmas playlist on, drink some wine and have fun with it. It is one of my favourite parts of the run up to Christmas.
3. Bake Festive Treats
I love to bake so Christmas is the perfect opportunity to not only eat all the baked goods, but also make some yourself. From these gingerbread cookies, to christmas cake to chocolate brownies. Follow my Christmas pinterest board here for loads of baking inspo.
4. Have a Christmas Movie Day
Get some cosy pyjamma's, lots of snacks, copacious amounts of tea and spend the day watching Christmas movies. Some of my favourites include Elf, Bad Santa and The Holiday.
5. Start A New Christmas Tradition
There is always room to create new Christmas traditions each year. I would love to know what Christmas traditions you have with your family? One of mine is that we always get Christmas Eve presents, which gets us even more excited for the next day.
6. Make Homemade Christmas Cards
Have a crafts day making Christmas cards. Not only is it theraputic but you finally have use for all those Christmas cards you have been given over the years and kept in a drawer for no apparant reason other than the memes. Put them to good use and recycle them into something new.
7. Go Ice Skating
Not actually my favourite Christmas activity I have to say, but when I get going I do enjoy it. Sometimes the thought of it scares me a bit. But I never went at all last year and think it would be fun to go with friends this year. UPDATE: I went two weeks ago at Sommerset House and I actually loved it, I did at least 20 laps of the rink without holding on to my boyfriend for dear life = success!
8. Make A Gingerbread House
I have never made or even eaten a gingerbread house in my life, so this year I would love to make one, even if it is just putting one together and decorating it from a supermarket kit.
9. Go To The Theatre
It is the time of year to get yourself to the theatre for a jolly, festive pantomine. Oh No It's Not! ...Oh Yes It Is!... (Not even sorry).
10. Give To Charity
There are tons of ways you can give to Charity this Christmas, from food banks, charity boxes or even just giving a donation online. After all, it is the time of giving.
11. Wear A Christmas Jumper
The official Christmas jumper day this year is the 16th of December, so head to Primark quickly to pick up yours in preperation.
12. Make Mulled Wine
I am not personally a fan of mulled wine, but if you are and fancy trying to make your own, this BBC recipe here is super simple.
13. Make Your Own Wreath
Buy all the foliage and make your own wreath for your front door this christmas. Be creative, invite friends round and all do it together. Or buy one from Poundland for £4 like I'll be doing - no shame.
14. Go To A Christmas Market
I am sure every city has a Christmas market these days. London is full to the brim of them at the moment. Get yourself down to one for some festive food, drinks and unique gift idea's.
15. Finally, the most important one of all. Spend time with friends and family, because that is really what Christmas is all about ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡
Will you be doing any of these this Christmas? Let me know below if you have any more suggestions for fun Christmassy Activities!
Until Next Time, Lauren Rose x