Christmas is fast approaching with only six Mondays to go until the big day! With that being said, we have one thing on our mind – the dreaded Christmas cooking! Help make Christmas dining an experience to remember for your guests with a visit to Kingsway West Retail Park…

First things first – tackle the dining room. If all else fails, at least you’ll be serving your food up in style! To get your dining room looking in tip-top shape, visit Dunelm. With everything from glassware to dining sets, impress your guests with some fantastic diningware, you dining room will be looking festive in no time. Make sure you also pick up some cocktail glasses for an ultra-classy Christmas shindig! Add some finishing touches (while keeping the kids busy) with some DIY crafting inspiration from the Hobbycraft blog – we particularly like the crotchet candy cane wreath!

It wouldn’t be Christmas without some fantastic food. Tesco have a dedicated Christmas recipe page, with everything you’ll need to cook from a traditional Christmas dinner to some modern (and delicious) starters and dessert. Better yet, all of the ingredients you’ll need to create your festive feast are stocked in-store, saving you a lot of hassle locating that one unusual ingredient! To avoid a cooking disaster, ensure you give yourself a practice go to ensure maximum Christmas success. For the ultimate Christmas dessert, head to the Hobbycraft baking section – we’ve spotted gingerbread house and cupcake decorating DIY kits that look perfect for getting the kids to get involved with all of the Christmas baking (it’s also one less thing off your list!). There are also a variety of cake toppers, cake boards and even edible glitter, guaranteed to make your Christmas bake look fantastic!

To stay ultra-organised, make batches of food that you can freeze, ahead of the big day.  Grab a range of Tupperware from Tesco to store it in the freezer – just don’t forget to defrost it on Christmas Eve! You can also grab some party essentials– paper plates and plastic cutlery for the evening buffet, with foil tin trays to cook your food in will all reduce the amount of washing up afterwards.

If you want to give yourself or a loved one a serious Christmas treat, a visit to Wren Kitchens and Homebase will help transform your kitchen into an ultra-modern (or ultra-classic!) hub of the house! Perfect for when you do it all again next year!