Christmas, Easter, Planning, Things to do in March

Things to do in March

March is all about Easter, so unless you are an all-year-round Christmas crafter, most of your attention will be on the Easter holiday.  So what should you be doing?

  • Make sure that all Christmas left overs are eaten or thrown out
  • Buy Easter eggs and sweets
  • Complete Easter crafts
  • Plan Easter functions
  • Do your Easter baking
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Christmas, Planning, Things to do in February

Things to do in February

February isn’t exactly a Christmassy month, and quite frankly, thoughts of Christmas are far from my mind. If you are keen on doing something for the next season, then we recommend the following:

  • Pick up cards, ribbon, wrapping and “non-fashion” item gifts in the post Christmas clearance sales.
  • Sort through your gift/present box, keep wanted items, and donate the rest to charity
  • Make any post-Christmas follow up phone calls and send emails and letters.
Christmas, Planning, Storage, Things to do in January

Things to do in January

January is about packing up Christmas

  • Carefully pack away decorations and the tree
  • Work out what cards you may want to keep and which will be recycled
  • Check all wrapping and boxes and keep what you can to use next time
  • Make a list of who sent you cards and presents to ensure that they are included on your list for next Christmas
  • Buy Christmas cards and paper – now on sale and usually at half price (Scottish heritage issue).
  • Discard any old, unwanted or broken decorations,ornaments, trees etc.
  • Serviceable unwanted decorations may be suitable for donations to charities.
  • Check all remaining left overs and throw out anything which has not been appropriately wrapped and stored or placed in the freezer.
  • Check that all items in the freezer are dated and labeled
Catering, Christmas, Christmas Serving calculator, Cooking

Christmas Party Tips – How much Food should I serve?

Okay, so you know when you are having your function, and how many people are coming. You’ve decided on the type of food, but have no idea how much to prepare.

Are you wanting to know how big a Turkey to buy? How many chickens to cook? What size ham to get?, How many canapés to prepare?

We recommend that you check out this  handy Christmas Serving calculator(includes cooking times) from Taste.com: How much should I serve