December is here! Christmas is rapidly approaching and the countdown is in full swing.
It is time to start planning in indulging in some winter warming treats.
The aroma of Oranges, wine and peppermint candy canes make the festive holidays that even more exciting!
Family and friends are a momentous part of the Christmas period, when everyone comes together, we wish to celebrate that by throwing parties and eating an abundance of appetising food.
Here is our quintessential guide to throwing the perfect Christmas party -
Plan ahead - How many guests will be at your table? Once you have received RSVP's back you should have a clear idea of how much food you may need to buy.
Pick a range of food to suit all tastes, sweet and also savouries. While some may have a sweet tooth others may not be so keen to bite into gingerbread men or chocolate fondue! we recommend the gourmet cheese gift set for those savoury lovers! sure to tantalize the tastebuds.
While cooking, make sure you have at least enough time in advance. This will cut out some of the stress and avoid any last minute errors.
Alcohol - 'tis the season to be jolly! Whether it's party punch or champagne for your guests, find the perfect holder to store your drinks in, we recommend the copper punch bowl and/ or the copper champagne bucket for a touch of class!
When thinking of décor, set the table in a way that expresses your own unique style. Pick a statement centrepiece for the table, whether that be pinecones, crackers or something more quirky like our copper stag head available from the Flutterbyes shop, as long as you tailor your own style to your desired theme.
Music - Christmas is not Christmas without the Christmas crooners...so get a fabulously festive playlist going!
Games and entertainment - Whether you want to go old school and have a game of charades or even take to karaoke ..have some fun entertainment that all your guests will be sure to enjoy.
We hope these steps will give you a guide on how to host your own Christmas party!
As the Autumn and Winter months draw in so does the transition from light summery interiors to warm, cosy and festive touches..
With Flutterbyes extensive range of elegant and beautiful homewares paired with the celebrations of the holidays we bring the shabby chic style into the colder months with ease. Here is a handpicked gift guide of our luxury interior products :
A gift guide of our Top 10 picks!
Bring a touch of high end glamour into any living space with the copper 5 arm candle holder.. a statement piece that is sure to impress guests at the dinner table.
Beautify your bedside table with this seriously stunning mirror butterfly clock... or even pair with our matching mirror frame to co-ordinate the running theme.
No shabby chic home is complete without a vintage plaque on the wall, whether its against a Kath Kidston print, a rustic wall or a neutral backdrop, we choose this beautiful dream plaqueas our go-to for wall decoration.
Celebrate in style with the copper champagne bucket, it's classy and adds a touch of decorum perfect for the party season.
warm textures and textiles are always a winner in the colder seasons. The I love my cat cushion is cute, quirky and purrrfect for the feline lover!
On the 10th October 2015, our Flutterbyes elves gathered their magical tools and transformed Upper Thames Walk in Bluewater Shopping Centre into Flutterbyes at Christmas.
Baubles of glass, wood and metal hung from glorious trees - some white, some gold, some green. Festive Santa & Snowmen figures dressed in fantastic outfits lined the room and seemed to greet you with their smiles upon entry. Twinkling lights shone brightly from miniature moving Christmas scenes with tiny people skating on ice and snow.
Arctic white reindeer with silver antlers, penguins and baby birds posed elegantly amongst angels and snow covered trees. Bold & fabulous signs with quirky sayings including 'Santa stops here for wine tasting' were stacked next to traditional advent trains for Christmas treats.
I say all this to say, Flutterbyes at Christmas is a 'must visit' place and it will only be around for the festive season People travelled far and wide to see what Flutterbyes had inside.
A lovely lady told us she decided to visit Bluewater after 10 years because Flutterbyes at Christmas was opening!
We've had visitors from around the globe visit our Award Winning Christmas shop and are very happy to share the magic of Flutterbyes at Christmas with the thousands of people who walk through our doors every day.
For those who can't make a trip to see the store everyone is talking about, Flutterbyes can deliver Christmas to your door. From Shabby Chic Gifts to Plaques with Sayings, you will find a gift for her, a gift for him and a gift for your pet on Fluttebyes.co.uk.