Tips for Hosting First Christmas in Your New Home

By · December 18 2020
Tips for Hosting First Christmas in Your New Home

Celebrating Christmas in your new home can be pretty exciting. If you are hosting a Christmas dinner for some family and friends, it can be a perfect time to show off your new beautiful home. But you can’t take away the fact that it can be challenging especially if you have just done your home moving so recently. You probably still have boxes you haven’t unpacked yet.

Don’t stress yourself too much. Regardless of whether you just have moved a couple of months ago, or the home movers have just delivered your stuff a few weeks ago, there are tips you can follow to help you have a successful Christmas celebration in your new home.

De-clutter the Essential Areas

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Put away unnecessary items especially in areas where your guests will frequently be, like the living room, dining room, kitchen and bathrooms. Focus your efforts in tidying up those areas. If you have boxes left unpacked, you can place away from your entertaining areas.

Your kitchen should be cleared from items you won’t need for preparing Christmas meal, like juicer and bread maker, to give you more space to work with and entertain guests if you’re going to have some of your guests give you a hand with the meal preparation.

Make a List

To keep things organized and reduce your stress by making a list of the things you need to purchase for the celebration. Nothing is more frustrating than forgetting to buy an essential item after a grocery shopping. You can also make a list of the tasks to do for the upcoming celebration and delegate it to family members or friends. It will make a difference in your preparations and you will surely be looking forward to a festive holiday in your new home.

Keep your Dishes Simple

It is not the best idea to be trying out new recipes when you have just recently move and some of your things are still unpacked. Things could get out of hand, and you don’t want any stress to ruin the festivities.

So, it’s best to prepare your proven and tested dishes instead. It is also a good idea to do a potluck with your family and friends. For sure they will be happy and excited to share their signature dish for the celebration.

Decorating is a Must

Your recent home move must have kept you busy for some time. But you can’t just simply skip decorating for the holidays. It doesn’t have to be extravagant. Add Christmas charm to your new home by putting up string lights in your windows and walls. Dim your lights, place candles, pine-cones, and branches of Christmas and your new home will speak of the word Christmas.

And don’t forget to put together a playlist for the celebration. Include holiday songs and your favourite party music.

Prepare an Overnighter’s Kit

Some of your guests may end up staying over the night so be prepared for it. Create an overnight kit that contains essentials of someone for the overnight stay. This includes towels, washcloths, toiletries, and any other items that would make them comfortable. They will much appreciate it if you include your Wi-Fi password too. 

Have a Merry Christmas in Your New Home

Be sure to give yourself enough time to take a break from preparations to get ready for the celebration. It is important to enjoy it with your family and friends. You just move to your new home and celebrating your first Christmas in there is for sure a very wonderful moment for you.

If you are still planning your move in the middle of Christmas season, Wise Move can help you find a moving company to do your home move. Submit your listing now and receive quotes from NZ’s reliable home movers and moving companies that will compete for your moving job. 

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