More Scrumptious Ideas For Christmas...

Merriest

I'm getting in the mood now!


* Hang a little bag on the Christmas tree and ask everyone to write their favorite  Christmas memories  in it, to be told over Christmas dinner...

* Tie Christmas cards in bundles and display in a bowl (thus saving the necessity to display anything hideous!)

*  Hide Christmas presents all over the house so your children have to go on a treasure hunt...

* Save  a few presents to be opened before they go to bed on Christmas day...

* Make a Gingerbread Baby House.

* Make French Christmas crackers (more like favours), by wrapping tiny little gifts in vintage handkerchiefs, scooping up and tying with a ribbon...

* Wrap tiny little gifts for each member of the family and put them at their place on the Christmas table...

* Throw  a  Christmas Eve candlelit tea for the kids after the Childrens service: I am serving cinnamon flavoured warm milk, a selection of cheese, some peach chutney, gingerbread men and one tiny gift in front of the fire. Invitation only. New pyjamas essential.

* Organise a vintage hospitality table. Choose a sideboard and pile it with vintage saucers holding candy canes, tiny teaspoon's and  fircones.  Put baubles and those scrumptiously wrapped  amoretti  on three tiered cake stands. Wrap linen napkins in velvet ribbon and lay them on a stack of your favorite plates, next to a small plate of sugar dusted mince pies.  Fill jars with mini gingerbread men, biscotti and star shaped biscuits. Add glasses,  a choice bottle of something Christmassy, a few emergency wrapped bottles or gifts, some kids christmas chocolate, and a few whimsical decorations, some fruit, dried fruit and nuts- and voila you have a table of scrumptious offerings for everyone from your milk man to your next door neighbour...

* Add a touch of whimsy with some vintage kids toys mixed in with your more serious grown up decorations...

Have fun!