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6 Things You Need To Do Before Christmas

Shopping for gifts is only part of preparing for Christmas. Are you having a traditional or Aussie Christmas? Have you chosen a theme for the table and planned fun outings with the kids?

1. Traditional European or traditional Australian Christmas?

It’s much more enjoyable to play host at Christmas when you start preparing now. Are you having a friendly get together or hosting a large family party? Start thinking about what you’re going to serve. We already know that the weather on the coast in December will be steamy, and that often makes succulent seafood, baked hams, salads and pavlova a popular alternative to cool climate fare. The choices are plentiful with Aldi, Coles, Woolworths, Earthmarkets, The Meatsmiths, BWS and Liquorland at The Pines Elanora

2. What’s your Christmas theme?

Styling that is fun and whimsical is trending. A non-traditional colour like blush pink sits so well with everything gold and silver. You might give the Christmas table a contemporary look and restrict the traditional reds and greens to around the Christmas tree. Look for Christmas flavoured inspiration in Bed Bath n’ Table and Violet & Moss Homewares.

3. What do you need more of?

This depends on how many people you are catering for, but it’s also a good time to check if anything needs replacing. Platters are so handy. Do you have enough of them? (They also make great Christmas gifts when you have no idea of what to buy someone.) Will you have enough cookware? Do you have a pudding steamer, ramekins and a ham bag? Stock up at Nova Kitchen or Kmart.

4. Get the pick of the season’s fashions

While bathers, thongs and a sarong will carry you through summer comfortably on the coast, think about what you’ll be wearing to the cocktail parties and family get togethers. Shop the latest summer fashion, footwear, and accessories at The Pines Elanora.

5. Make a gift list

If you start planning now you’ll have more time to think about what you want to give everyone and increase the chance of it being something they will love. Shop Sabah Lifestyle for coastal gifts and clothing. Jewellery is a thoughtful gift and we have plenty to choose from at Goldmark, Kazzazz Jewellery and Prouds The Jewellers.

6. Find fun stuff to do with the kids

We love Christmas at The Pines Elanora and it shows! Add these seasonal favourites to your list of family entertainment this Christmas. The kids will love it and so will you.

Santa’s Parade
Saturday 17th November at 10:30am
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Breakfast with Santa
Saturday 15th December 7am (Tickets are limited. cost of $10 per ticket)

Santa Paws – Pet Photos
Sunday 2nd, 9th, 16th December
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Photos with Santa
17th November – 24th December
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For details and more fun Christmas activities at The Pines Elanora download our dashing Christmas 2018 brochure here