AD | From your work’s Christmas party to carol singing on Christmas Eve and drunken celebrations for New Year, the parties come thick and fast in the festive period. That’s a lot of events to kit yourself out for – yet a recent survey has found that most party-goers will only wear their new threads once before throwing them out.
And then there’s the items you’ll need to host your own shindig. You’ll have drinks and nibbles to buy, entertainment to source and various supplies to stock up on. There are some essentials that are worth investing in more than others, however.
Here are five festive items you’ll be able to reuse throughout the festive period and beyond.
A clutch bag
Clutch bags combine style and functionality seamlessly. The right one will add a finishing touch to many of your merry ensembles while holding all the bits and bobs you need to make it through a night out intact.
That includes chewing gum and emergency lipstick for any unexpected scenarios under the mistletoe…
Earrings can make special occasions feel that bit more special. Whether you opt for chunky gold or subtle silver, your choice of jewellery should be capable of elevating any festive outfit to the next level. You’ve got plenty of financial options to make sure you stay within your budget. Many jewellers offer monthly payments to help spread the cost.
A chunky jumper
Whether sitting around the fire at your local pub or walking off your Christmas dinner, you’ll need a cosy high-neck jumper for several occasions over the festive period. Avoid garish prints to keep yours easily dressed up as well as down.
Without festive prints, there’s no reason why you can’t wear yours for the rest of the winter, too.
What’s a Christmas party without party games?
Go for fast-paced options that will keep the party going rather than draining everyone’s enthusiasm. Twister is always a winner, and you might just be able to pick up a discount edition in your local charity shop.
A Christmas music playlist
While many people may claim to hate Christmas music, everyone still has their favourites. The key is building a playlist that’s long enough to avoid repetition – don’t be afraid to throw in some all-year-round party classics to bulk it out.
Are you feeling ready for the most wonderful time of the year? With Christmas fast approaching, start kitting yourself out now to avoid any last-minute panic.