Before I headed back home from university for the Christmas holidays, I decided to hold a little gathering/party in my flat for my close uni friends. I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to write and share my Blogmas day twelve. As many of you will know I decided to take on the Twelve days of Blogmas this month, however, I saved my last post for the Christmas party and had to wait for this to take place in order to share. I do realise It is now the 17th of December and for that, I sincerely apologise but better late than never.
Since being at university I have met some fantastic people who have become my best friends In such a short amount of time. I have had the pleasure of meeting two lovely ladies called Iman and Justine. We all met on a night out on Halloween and we live in the same University building. After that night out our friendship kind of just blossomed from there and now we are a big part of each other’s lives. My Christmas party consisted of me, the girls and my two best boy mates Kane and Liam who I have known for around 5/6 years now. It was just a small gathering but I had everyone there I wanted and needed.
I decided to decorate the flat with lots of cool and cute Christmassy decorations to make it look as festive as I could. I didn’t have much of a budget to spare when it came to this party, therefore, Poundland and B&M became my best friend during the preparation for this. Surprisingly, I didn’t struggle to find lots of bits that were both cheap and really great for the occasion. I came across a massive cardboard cut out of a snowman which you can hang up on the wall for only £1 in Poundland. This was perfect for one of the game ideas I had come up with, I decided to go for the theme of ‘pin the tail on the donkey’ but it being pin the carrot on the snowman, just for a bit of fun. I also went for the cliche tinsel hanging from the walls and a bunch of paper snowflakes that I spent hours making myself. After spending a good hour or two decorating the flat, it was ready and looked like the perfect student winter wonderland.
I decorated the table with candy canes, Christmas crackers and snacky foods for when they all turned up, alongside a very simple yet fulfilling buffet food and of course not forgetting the alcohol. Once everyone turned up we devoured everything and decided to play some board games. Although we are university students, we soon discovered we weren’t very good when it came to playing trivial pursuit. By this point, we were all full and tired of using our brain too much and decided to swivel over to the sofas where we listened to Christmas music and watched some cute films for the rest of the night.
I had such a lovely, festive and chilled evening in with all my favourite people and I like to think they all enjoyed themselves too. As I now won’t be seeing any of them for at least 2 weeks, I thought it was the perfect goodbye and send off. I also hope everyone else is in the Christmas spirit and enjoying their festive month of December. If you are still stuck in the “Bah Humbug stage I hugely recommend you listening to a bit of Mariah Carey. There are only eight more days to go until the man in red appears down our chimneys so get yourself a glass of wine, pop your feet up and enjoy your time.