The thought of hosting a big Christmas lunch at home can sometimes feel overwhelming. Decorating, cleaning, cooking… there’s a lot of planning and preparation involved. This festive season we’ve decided to keep it simple with an outdoor gathering at one of our favourite coastal spots. If (like us) you’re breathing a huge sigh of relief at the thought of this, read on for our tips on how to host Christmas by the sea.
An Eadie Christmas gathering at Sullivan’s Bay, Sorrento
Location, location, location
Your choice of location will be key for a successful and fun celebration. Be sure to find a spot that has some shade from the sun, offers some wind protection and is close to amenities. A lovely view will further enhance your guests dining experience and a short walk to the beach means guests can enjoy the sand between their toes after lunch.
Choose a spot that has shade from the sun
Keep it practical and comfortable
With alfesco dining your guests won’t be expecting a degustation menu. Take the opportunity to keep the cuisine fresh and simple with produce that is easily transportable to your location. Comfort is important too. Covering seats in linen outdoor cushions
adds a lovely luxurious touch.
Be inspired by nature
Take your styling cues from nature.
In such stunning surrounds, the table will look fabulous with these earthy tones incorporated. Pair the Soave Linen Table Cloth
with alternate Soave
and Vista Napkins
and Leather Napkin Rings
Acrylic tumblers are a stylish yet practical choice and some native flora adds a striking finishing touch to your table. Our Jute Hanging Sacks
are ideal for storing Christmas gifts.
Our Artisan Jute Hanging Sacks are ideal for storing Christmas gifts
Serve a Christmas cocktail
Here at Eadie, we love a special Christmas cocktail and Pimms is the perfect choice for a day by the sea. Here’s how to refresh and impress your guests with this fancy, fruitful cocktail;
Half fill glass with ice
Add 200ml of lemonade
Add 50ml of Pimms after the lemonade
Garnish with slices of cucumber, orange and strawberries
Top with some mint and add a strawberry to edge of glass
Our Pimms Christmas Cocktail
Enjoy the beach
Unwinding after a long lunch is one of our favourite parts of Christmas Day. Without the massive clean up from hosting at home, you and your guests are free to head to the beach. Create a comfortable spot for everyone to unwind with a beach umbrella
, some outdoor cushions
, jute seat pads
and linen towels
. Small snacks on serving plates
and cool drinks will further enhance the afternoon. At the end of the day as you pack away your belongings in your Eadie Jute Carry Bag
, remember to congratulate yourself on hosting such a fun and enjoyable Christmas celebration!
Looking for the perfect gift for a stylish loved one? Explore our Christmas Gift Guide here