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Last Minute Christmas Planning Ideas

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Are you the Christmas host this year and you have planned nothing? Don’t fret! We have some ideas all in one place to help you get through it.

Our last minute Christmas planning ideas include menu ideas with quick and easy recipes, super simple last minute decorating tips and even some game ideas your guests are sure to enjoy.

Last Minute Christmas Planning ideas including links to games, recipes and how-to's. Quick and easy decorating tips tool #Christmas

Mix and Match any of these Menu Ideas. Recipe links follow.

  • Crockpot Ham ~ Crockpot Macaroni & Cheese ~ Glazed Green Beans
  • Swedish Meatballs ~ Rolls ~ Pear Salad
  • Wings ~ Slaw ~ Mashed Potatoes ~Mandarin Orange Salad
  • Smoked Cornish Hen ~ Macaroni & Cheese ~ Green Beans
  • 3 Ingredient Meatballs ~ Pimento Cheese Sandwiches ~ Broccoli Bacon Salad
  • Faux Prime Rib ~ Homemade Mashed Potatoes ~ Mandarin Orange Salad

ENTREE RECIPES

SIDE DISHES

 

Holiday Dessert Recipes

How to make a Santa's Candy Sleigh. #Christmas

Party Treats for the Kiddos

Santa’s Candy Sleigh

Decor Ideas

Christmas Table Centerpiece ideas

  • Use what you have to create layers on your serving or buffet table. Blankets can be used as tablecloths!
  • Heavy wrapping paper makes a nice table runner or place mats.
  • Heavy brown shipping paper will be stunning as a table runner. 
  • Attractive bowls, see through glass containers, cheese tray with a glass dome, cake plate with glass dome and vases are great to use as a centerpiece. Fill them with Christmas balls, lights, pine cones, cut pine boughs, acorns, whole nuts in the shell or any festive holiday decor items you already have.
  • Place candy canes in Mason jars and group together.
  • Fill a glass vase with rocks, acorns, pine cones or whatever medium is available from nature in your yard. \
  • Grab a bare branch from a tree in your yard and place it into your vase then hang ornaments from the branch.
  • Gather all of your pillar candles from around the house and cluster together, tie ribbon around them for a striking centerpiece. Take this tip a step further by placing them on a pretty serving platter or tiered cake stand.

Party Games

Christmas Party Games

We have lots of family friendly party games ideas!

Printable Games

Decipher The Canticles ,  Christmas Movie Quiz and Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt

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