Last minute on-the-day preparations

Last minute on-the-day preparations

So you’ve put up the tree, wrapped everyone’s presents and left a carrot stick out for Rudolph. It’s now Christmas Day – but it’s not time to relax yet. There are still some last-minute preparations you can do on the day itself to add some extra festive cheer to your home. Let’s take a look.


Keep the kids entertained
Christmas Day can get a little hectic, especially if you’ve still got plenty to do before your guests arrive. So it’s a good idea to keep your little ones entertained while you set about getting everything ready. These salt shaker decorations seen on will keep the kids occupied while you work, and they’ll double up as table decorations too – best of both worlds! Get your hands on some miniature reindeer figurines and some tiny trees and let your kids get to work.


Easy table centrepiece
Depending on how much time you’ve got, you may need to start the preparation for this centrepiece the day before. Get your hands on some cheap baubles in white, red and silver. Use a combination of glue, glitter, tippex pens and sequins to decorate them. Once dry, arrange them on a three tiered dish around a red church candle – and there you have it, the perfect centrepiece, seen on


Edible garlands
You don’t have to spend a fortune on decorations this Christmas – why not make your own instead? All you need for these edible sweetie garlands (from is a few packets of sweets and some string. For obvious reasons, it is wise not to make the garlands until Christmas Day itself – unless of course you fancy making some new ones just before the guests arrive…


Heavenly seating
Up the festive volume with these super cute angel wings, designed for chair backs. We saw these on and fell in love. They’ll add a heavenly touch to your Christmas dining room – although maybe invest in oversized Santa hats for the boys.


Festive table runner
We all want some figgy pudding, so bring some out here. We love this festive table runner seen on It’s a really easy way to decorate your table in time for Christmas – ideal for those who are rushing to get everything prepared at the last minute. Just adorn the table with some Christmas confetti and a few crackers and you’ll be sorted.

What do you need to do to finish your Christmas preparations?

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