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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- Appoint someone in your household to be in charge, and start by stringing the lights.