As we head into Week 2 of our Christmas Countdown, it might feel like the to-do list is stacking up... but don't worry, we've got it covered! From gift wrapping to Rudolf unravelling, we bring you top tips and Christmas activities to make your Christmas as stress-free as possible.

Fancy Christmas Wrapping

2016 was officially 'pom-pom takeover' in the fashion world, and boy are we pleased this kitsch trend has spilled over into our festivities! We are shaking our pom-pom's at these fabulous packaging ideas. Colourful, fun and cheerful, they are a sure-fire way to raise a smile, even from the grouchiest bah-humbug!




Novelty Wristband decor

Tyvek wristbands are not just for access control! We couldn't resist the temptation to make novelty wristband garlands to add some Christmas cheer to the ID&C hub. We plumped for candy stripes, classic plain red, silver and gold...effective, no? And we offer next day delivery on plain or black print tyvek right up until 21st December, so there's still plenty of time to get your order in time for Christmas and New Year parties. Result!



DIY Table Centrepiece

Before you stuff your odds-and-ends of gift wrapping paper in the bin - stop! We've found a great (and easy!) tutorial on a DIY Christmas Tree Origami table centrepiece. It's inexpensive, effective, and a brilliant way to engage the kids when they're cooped up over the Christmas holidays. You can leave the trees without any decor on top, or glue the tops with foam, glittery stars, or even add mini pom-poms to continue the kitsch gift wrapping theme.




Let the good times flow

It's all about an afternoon aperitif for that pre-lunch pick-me-up, and this Sparkling Clementine Thyme Christmas Cocktail hits the mark. Combining Vodka, sparkling clementine juice, pomegranate and lemon thyme, it packs a light, refreshing and festive punch. If you're feeling particularly fancy, serve with complimentary canapé's such as Sticky Duck Sliders  and Goats Cheese Crostini with caramelised Fennel...Yum!


Pass the...Rudolph!

Unroll Rudolph Party Game (£8.99) is a hilarious take on pass the parcel, a classic party game that gets everybody of all ages in the party spirit. Unravel 24 layers of coloured tissue paper to reveal a joke or trinket hidden in each layer and a prize at it's centre for the ultimate winner. Up the festive cheer ante and play along to Christmas songs to really get the party started!



Stay tuned for Week 3 of Christmas Countdown with ID&C!