Christmas is undoubtedly the best time of the year for many people. Family and friends get together to give gifts and eat delicious food, laugh, and reflect on the year behind them. After all, who doesn’t love the smell of glazed ham and barbecued prawns and playing backyard cricket? If you’re hosting this year’s Christmas lunch (or dinner), here are some brilliant ideas for your festivities.

Setting the table

When decorating the table, ‘Aussie-fy’ the traditional Christmas decorations by adding some Australian-inspired touches. Spray paint some native Australian animal figurines with gold paint, add some small eucalyptus branches, baubles and string lights to turn your setting into a festive bushland!

Unique snacks

Surprise your guests with easy home-made refreshing ginger lemonade or impress them with a wreath-shaped pavlova. These delicious sweet treats will have the whole family wanting more!

Time for gifts

If you (or Santa) are feeling lost on what to get the family, remember that you can never go wrong with some stylish summer clothing, gleaming jewellery, exciting new toys or cosy home decorations.
On Christmas day, carry the gifts out in an adorable Santa-sack and spread the Christmas magic with everyone in the family, young and old!

1. Table Setting – www.buildhousehome.blogspot.com.au
2. Large Bucket Brass by Lightly – RRP $120.00 – www.korufurnitureandhomewares.com.au
3. Hal Leonard Christmas Carols Ukulele Chord Songbook – RRP $27.95 – www.harveynorman.com.au
4. EKO Primo Ukulele in Yellow – RRP $33.00 – www.harveynorman.com.au
5. Down to the Woods Gold String Light 10m – RRP $73.00 – www.korufurnitureandhomewares.com.au
6. Pavlova Wreath – www.thecakebar.tumblr.com
7. Gracie Baby Christmas Fairy in Pink and Gold – RRP $39.95 – www.ellej.com.au
8. Ella Frill Neck Wrap Maxi Dress in Red – RRP $179.00 – www.gypsett.com.au
9. Reed Diffuser, Mint Tea – RRP $34.95 – www.prettylittlesomething.com.au
10. Drinks – www.en.julskitchen.com
11. Gold Heart Earrings by Holiday – RRP $14.95 – www.prettylittlesomething.com.au
12. Down to the Woods Reindeer Santa Sack – RRP $80.00 – www.korufurnitureandhomewares.com.au