5. Choose dishes that are better on day two
You want to enjoy Christmas Day too, so consider inviting your besties over to celebrate Christmas Eve and whip up a dish or two in between wines.
4. Go for platters
Forget about serving up individual plates, that’s far too time consuming. Let your guests serve themselves – heck even let the kids loose, it’s only one day.
3. Carefully consider your condiments
Pickles, chutneys, mustards and relishes will have your guests oohing and aahing. And it means guests can personalise their meals to their tastes, instead of it being your responsibility.
2. Don’t be a hero!
This isn’t Masterchef, Christmas is about family and friends. If you find yourself surrounded by a table of judges, hand over the reins, or switch out your audience.