Keep Calm it's Christmas!

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Keep Calm it's Christmas!

We all know the run up to Christmas is both exciting and manic, on one hand we’re all loving the dark nights, fairy lights, Christmas music but on the other its all shopping, organising dinners, parties, events which can be very stressful. If you have a gathering planned for this party season, take it easy on yourself and prepare ahead! Check out our handy tips below.

Mulled wine bar – Save time by making use of your slow cooker. This is a fantastic way to keep your wine warm all evening leaving you more time to mingle and enjoy! You can pre-prepare this and leave your guests to help themselves. All you need is; 2 bottles of red wine, 250ml brandy, 500ml water - boiled, 1/4 tsp nutmeg - grated, 2 cinnamon sticks, 170g caster sugar, 250ml brandy, 500ml water boiled, 1 lemon cut into slices, 1 orange cut into slices.

Add all the above ingredients into your slow cooker, and give it a good stir until the sugar has dissolved. Turn the dial on your slow cooker to high and leave to brew. After an hour, change the setting to warm to keep the wine ready to drink.

And for the drivers amongst you / any kids - why not set up a hot chocolate bar. Again use your slow cooker to keep the chocolate hot, and lay out bowls or jars with your preferred treats, we love mini marshmallows and white chocolate stars!

Easy appetizers – Prepare no fuss appetizers which need no cooking, such as fresh canapés, bowls of nuts, chocolates and an assortment of cheeses and bread. Christmas canapé selection.

Super quick and easy Mince Pies - Everyone's favourite festive treat! can be eaten hot or cold Check out our delicious recipe here!

Secret Santa - Forgotten to buy a gift or just haven't had time!? Let us help! click here to find the perfect gift for all personalities no matter how difficult!

 We hope these tips will help a little on your way to a very stress free and fun December!