Tuesday, 20 December 2016

My Christmas Eve Itinerary

I can't quite believe that its finally Christmas week. Can someone tell me how this has happened? I can't deal with how fast 2016 has went! Anyways that means its probably almost time for most of us to finish up for the holidays, put on our favourite Christmas jumpers on and jump around to Mariah Carey all the while making a batch of fresh gingerbread. (Does anyone actually have time for that?) Anyways today I wanted to share with you all of my own Christmas Eve Traditions...

Christmas Eve Pajamas
If you don't spend the best part of Christmas Eve in festive PJs then there's something seriously wrong with you! I normally wear mines all day while I'm helping my mum or whoever prepare the food for the next day. This years beauties (pictured) are from good old George at Asda. Aren't they cute?!

Mulled Wine
In our house on Christmas Eve we always always always have mulled wine it's just essential. Its one tradition we never skip. I absolutely love making it from scratch although sometimes when we are short on time we just buy a bottle from our local Waitrose and hope for the best. Sometimes we have some family and friends pop in to visit us so its always good that they are treated to some festive refreshments. You can also make a completely non-alcoholic version too for those driving/under the age of eighteen.

Last Minute Present Wrapping
It wouldn't be Christmas Eve if all the men in my life weren't doing last minute bits of shopping and having me wrap for them. I tell every one of them each year to be organised before Christmas Eve but they never seem to listen. Oh and just so you know I actually love wrapping so its not a huge chore for me but it is super hard to get it all done on time.

Baking and Scented Candles
My mum and I always try super hard to make the house smell as festive and delicious as possible. Aside from lighting about five million Christmas candles like we do every year anyways we also like to bake some yummy treats. Last year we made cinnamon rolls which were obviously so good. I think this year I'd like to try gingerbread.

Having a Pamper
I normally like to have a complete pamper before I head out that night. I like to have a long bath with all of my Christmas beauty products, but I won't say too much about this as there will be something coming later in the week that has more detail on this!

Seeing my Best Friends
Most years I always head out with my friends later in the evening for drinks in our favourite pub and out after. It's just a last minute opportunity to get dressed up, get a bit merry and dance around with everyone. I love seeing all my friends so much and everyone is always in such a good mood it just makes me so happy.

Tea and Cake
I know quite a lot of people go to bed early on Christmas Eve so we are probably one of the few families that stay up late. Normally they wait on Lewis and I arriving home after our nights out and we make a mountain of tea and toast and Christmas cakes. Sometimes we get to open a present each early if we want to. Then its off to bed for everyone ready to enjoy the next day.

I hope you enjoyed this post I thought it was a little different from some of the things I regularly post! Would love to know in the comments how you spend your Christmas Eve? 
Lisa x


  1. It sounds like you have a lovely Christmas Eve planned - mulled wine all the way! Love your PJs from George too - I find they have some really cute stuff :)
    Sian xx Rebel Angel
    PS: Just went to follow you on Twitter but the link through to your account didn't work?

    1. Thanks so much! I know they really do have lovely things this time of year! Aaaah that's so annoying I'm @chinadolltweetz on Twitter if you wanna come say hey :) xxx


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