For most of us in this part of the world, Christmas really is an important time. It has religious and cultural significance, and it’s just the perfect occasion to spend time with the people you really care about.
That’s what makes Christmas a great time to spoil family and friends – and there are already a huge number of articles and blogs out there about how to really shine as the perfect Christmas host.
But what about the rest of us? That’s right – us hordes of hungry Christmas guests? Have you ever wondered what you can do to be the model Christmas attendee at the many important and enjoyable events you’ll be frequenting this season?
Here are our top 3 tips:
The key to any great relationship – even that between Christmas party host and guest – is communication. So if you’re going to be a little late, for example, kindly let your host know. This allows them to effectively plan ahead and not have to worry about if and when guests will be turning up.
2. Lend a hand
That’s right, being a guest doesn’t mean you can just lay about. As those plates are being emptied, ask your host if you can help with clearing and washing up. Is there a barbeque to attend to? Does the music need changing? These are all simple ways to take some of the load off your host’s shoulders.
3. Bring a gift
Well, it’s Christmas, so of course you are going to bring a gift. But no, we’re not talking about those run-of-the-mill gifts – we’re talking about something special for the host. A beautiful bunch of fresh flowers or a stunning centrepiece from Lucy’s Florist is the perfect way to say ‘thanks’ for all the effort that went into putting on a great Christmas event. And to say thanks with a special Christmas theme, you might even consider something from Lucy’s Christmas Collection. It’s not just a lovely gesture, it can also help add festive decor to the event.
Of course, there are so many other ways you can be the perfect Christmas guest at this important time of the year. If you have a great idea or a gem of a tip from your experience as a hard-working host, why not let us know in the comments below?