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Tree Trimming Party

Organising a tree trimming party is much easier than you think. You need food, refreshments and the tree… and that’s about it. Here’s a checklist.

  1. Buy a Christmas tree and set it up in the living room (or where you want to have it). Let the tree sit inside for at least a day before you decorate it. Make sure you use a stand that allows you to give the tree water. It will last longer.
  2. Pull together Christmas music that you can play as background music – maybe even carols. If you are lucky enough to have a piano, place Christmas sheet music on it in case someone at the party feels like playing.
  3. Make it a buffet style party that includes finger food. Load up the cookies, gingerbread and sweets too, because that’s what guests will be expecting.
  4. Plan the party for either a weekend afternoon (say from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.) or in the evening after work (say 7p.m. to 10 p.m.) It should depend on whether or not young children will be there.
  5. Lay out boxes of ornaments and other decorations so they’re easy to see and reach. Ensure there’s a star or angel for the top of the tree too for good measure!
  6. Appoint someone in your household to be in charge, and start by stringing the lights.