After all of the hustle and bustle of last Christmas had died down, the fiance and I discussed the possibility of having Christmas at home this year, a more relaxed Christmas, just the two of us. While at first I was a little bit apprehensive, as for me Christmas is a family time, I realised just how nice it might be to spend Christmas at home together.
I was slightly worried about the reactions I would get from my family, but to my relief everyone was super supportive. My mum told me that if we don’t do it now, we may never get the chance to have a Christmas for two, as the chances are that in the next few years we will start a family and everything will change.
Once we had the go ahead from our families and promised to see them before or after the big day, we began our planning. Or I should say, I did – I am the kind of girl that loves to plan, my iPhone notes’ app is packed full of list after list of random plans.
So this Christmas the fiance and I are home alone and having a cosy Christmas for two, and I could not be more excited. I know it’s going to be AMAZING! Think prosecco on tap, traditional board games – I love board games, and lots of delicious food – the fiance is quite the chef.
I’ve done a lot of thinking about how to make my cosy Christmas for two as magical as possible, and these are the ideas that I have come up with:
Spend Christmas morning in bed
This year, we’ll be spending Christmas morning in bed, or at least, I will. The fiance will be making his pièce de résistance – AKA eggs benedict, one of my favourite breakfasts ever. While I wait for him to bring me breakfast in bed, I will be snuggling up on my new bed which I am treating myself too and my new duck and down feather duvet, while listening to Christmas music. Once we have finished eating, then will come presents. While still cosy in bed, we will open our stockings from each other, and most probably eat our weight in chocolate coins, or I will anyway…
Pop to the pub
Once we have finished with breakfast, we will head out to our local pub. For me, there is nothing more festive than putting on your best party dress, your smart coat, and a pair of heels, and heading to the pub on Christmas morning for a drink. It reminds me of when I was younger and my parents (mum and step dad), my brother, and my step brother would all go to the pub, before my brother and I would head off to see our dad. On Christmas morning, the pub feels so wonderfully festive. You can’t beat a prosecco and cranberry cocktail on Christmas morning, can you?
Play board games and drink cocktails
Once we have returned from the pub and had our Christmas feast, we will spend the afternoon playing board games and drinking our favourite alcoholic beverages. Think mulled wine, prosecco cocktails, spiced rum and coke, and perhaps a cheeky liqueur coffee too. The fiance used to work in catering so he can make a mean liqueur coffee – I like mine with a shot (or two) of Disaronno.
Snuggle up and watch a movie
As the day draws to a close, we will most probably head back upstairs and snuggle up in our incredibly cosy bed with a Christmas movie (preferably The Holiday or Miracle on 34th Street, two of my all-time favourite Christmas films). We will have mugs of Bailey’s hot chocolate topped with cream and marshmallows for me and just marshmallows for the fiance – he isn’t a big cream fan.