Christmas already has its fair share of razzmatazz, with crackers, candles and even a Christmas pudding covered in burning brandy, but what can you do if you want to do something different? Here are a few ideas.
Small, simple and highly effective, Christmas crackers have made a comeback from when we first saw them as children in the 1970’s. Now with new regulations, which allow them to be sold alongside items such as party poppers, they are much more widely available. Many internet sites sell them so anyone can get their hands on some. To know more about Christmas crackers, you can visit christmas crackers via www.robinreed.co.uk.
Instead of crackers, why not make a small personal gift for each of your guests. These can be special gifts sourced for not very much money throughout the year and will give them a small individual memento of the day rather than the traditional key ring or plastic frog found in Christmas crackers.
You can use air drying clay of pastry to make simple letters for name places. A set of children’s cutters can be bought cheaply and you can decorate the letters using glitter to give each place that personal touch.
Use decorations that hang from the ceiling to help make the space more special and intimate. These can be normal bells and stars, but also consider bringing in some holly or ivy and making a wreath that hangs above the center of the table.
Small LED lights can be scattered among the places and even the new ranges of battery-powered lights can be weaved in and out of the plates and bowls. With the main lighting turned down, this helps add to the magic.