How to host: Impress, without the stress

'Tis the season for festive feasting with friends and family - but if you're hosting it can be stressful. Don't panic. Here's all you need to cook, entertain and keep guests happy - and still have a good time yourself!

Christmas day dinner

It's all in the prep...

A great chef deserves great tools. Equip yourself with non-stick cookware for the perfect crisp potatoes, a speedy steamer (no soggy veg in sight), a meat thermometer and electric knife for the most succulent roast...

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Make room for everyone

Need more seating? Table not up to scratch? Our space-saving dining tables and emergency chairs mean you can extend the invite.

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Set the table

Show off your tasty banquet on equally exquisite tableware. Dinner sets, glassware and place settings (with a bit of glitter) will set the scene for a special meal.

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Impress with a centrepiece

Guests will love a festive table decoration. Up for a DIY job? Gather a glittering array of fairy lights, candles, lanterns and a little fake foliage for a show stopping centrepiece.

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The Boxing day buffet

What a spread! Make the most of those oh-so-lovely leftovers with a classic buffet.

Buffet essentials

Hot plates, plenty of tableware, extending tables - all the must-haves for a hassle-free food fest.

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Storage saviours

Food storage will keep your leftovers fresh for that leftover turkey sandwich...and the leftover turkey curry... and the leftover turkey pie...

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Drinks anyone?

Drinks trollies are making a comeback - and we can't get enough of their retro charm. Wheel one of these out, laden with gorgeous glassware and a cocktail making kit, and you're sure to impress. Why not go the whole hog with a drinks cabinet - what will be in your repertoire?

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After-dinner entertainment

Pep-up that post-dinner lull with festive fun. Nothing too taxing (you may be feeling a little foggy) - we're talking family-friendly games, festive tunes or dozing in front of a family-favourite film.

Got guests staying over?

Listen up. Space-savvy sofa beds and a few little luxuries make family and friends feel cosy and relaxed - without completely taking over your home.

Little extras make a big impression

Clear out some space in a wardrobe, cupboard or shelf for your guests to store their clothes and toiletries. For 5 star luxury add a few pampering treats and fresh fluffy towels.

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