This is a sponsored article on behalf of Gumtree.
Hosting Christmas this year? Sure, it'll be lots of fun — but it's easy to forget the essentials, or for costs to spiral out of control as you get lost in the festive furore.
That's why you need to learn some 'Festive Fixes' — at Gumtree's free Christmas pop-up this Tuesday (11 December). What's a Festive Fix when it's at home? Anything from providing practical tips to sharing inspiration to help those holiday shindigs run smoothly.
While 48% of Brits are excited about the prospect of hosting over the Christmas period, 27% feel under pressure and 11% wholly unprepared. Top stresses include: keeping everyone entertained, cooking for more people than usual, food going cold before it's served, and — of course — the expense of it all.
Hosting experts — plus TV presenter Lucy Alexander* — will be at the pop-up across the day, with handy Christmas hacks and checklists. No table cloth? Use a patterned curtain instead. Low on fridge space? Find out how to turn your bin into an ice bucket.
Drinks and festive nibbles are served all day too — nice touch.
Pop in whenever you like, to ensure your Christmas is a hit with everyone.
Festive Fixes by Gumtree, Tuesday 11 December. 10am-6pm. 15 Bateman Street, Soho, W1D 3AQ. FREE