As the first snow falls and Santa double checks his good old list you know it’s that wonderful time of the year. Oh how i love Christmas. Especially putting up the Christmas Tree. So this year, I decided to go with a white 7′ Prelit Pine Tree verses a real one which i have done every year for the longest time. I just felt like white would be the perfect theme this Christmas. My husband of course, helped me Set up the gorgeous tree and helped entwine all the pine handles. Once finished, i quickly took a snap shot and sent it to my best friend Debbie. She was absolutely in love and asked if i would decorate hers next
I carefully hand picked and selected lime green ornaments dusted with glitter as i think the colors work wonders together. I just love the way green ornaments look on a white tree. I guess that inspiration came from always seeing beautiful Christmas Trees in magazines decorated similiar. And of course we all know the primary colors that look best on artifical or natural trees are, red, blue and green. I decided to mix both large and small sized ornamnets for variety. I didn’t want everything to look extra bulky or peek out. Keeping the bigger ornaments at the bottom and the smaller ones at the top for a proportional finish. Glass Christmas Ornaments and Glass Balls have always been a favorite of mine. I guess i like the whole old traditional method of decorating my tree. I liked the fact that the tree came already pre lit as this helped minize the work in deciding which lights look best. These clear lights just work great, they sparkle and twinkle inside the trees.
If you have children, you can always have them make Christmas decorations that will make your whole Christmas theme unique. Also, i find it very popular with the kids by adding candy canes along the tree. Seems to be a popular tradition every year. There are many colors you can choose from to keep your whole color Scheme intact. Decorative Wreaths or Garlands are always an excellent choice. Especially along the stair railings or the fireplace.
Christmas Baking is a must, preparing and decorating pastries. I like to make little tree cookies and snowman powdered donuts. Phylo made deserts are always a hit if you’re planning a party. They seem to a likeable desert to many. There are so many great recipes out there such as Cinnamon Stars, Christmas cookies, gingerbread man, Gingerbread house, Christmas Ornament cookies, Peanut butter cup cookies, Apple Pie, Pumpkin roll are just to name a few.
Christmas Dinner is espeically important. With so many available recipes on hand this is where you can shine. Stuffed Chicken and Turkey, slow roasted ribs, lobster and shrimp dishes and much more. Offer a delicious wine on the side and viola you have the perfect Christmas Dinner.
With Christmas so close, excitement fills our hearts and here is your chance to decorate, accenuate and cook like you have never cooked before. I am ever So happy about the way the tree and all the decorations have turned out. Now comes the fun part, buying and wrapping the Christmas gifts. Here is where Santa’s List comes in handy.