The month of december always seems to go by so ridiculously fast and before I know it, christmas is over and everyone's already gearing up for the new year. I really want to make the most of christmas this year so I thought it would be nice to make a little list of all the festive themed things I want to do in the coming month!
GO TO THE MANCHESTER CHRISTMAS MARKETS
Every year myself and my friend Tegan take a trip to visit the christmas markets in the town centre and it's one of my favourite days of the year. We have a wander around all the stalls, eat one of the famous german sausages and if I'm feeling adventurous I might sample some of the mulled wine. It's such a wonderful day out!
TRY A FESTIVE THEMED COSTA DRINK
I have yet to try any of the drinks that costa or starbucks bring out around christmas time, even though everybody absolutely loves them. Costa apparently do a Lindt hot chocolate which sounds bloomin' delicious so I definitely want to sample that!
PLAY CHRISTMAS SONGS IN THE CAR NON-STOP
I've already started doing this and I'm already driving my family insane with it!
HAVE A CHRISTMAS NIGHT IN WITH THE GIRLS
Nothing beats getting a few of your closest friends together and cosying up with christmas films, hot chocolates and lengthy chats!
SPEND AN EVENING WATCHING CHRISTMAS FILMS AT MY SISTERS
I've been pestering my sister for weeks now saying I want to have a film night at her flat and finally this week it's happening. We're going to have a day of christmas shopping and then have a nice chilled evening watching some festive films!
DO SECRET SANTA WITH MY UNI FRIENDS
I have never taken part in a secret santa before but this year myself and a few friends from uni all decided it would be easier and more fun to do this rather than buying everyone individual presents! I already know what I'm getting my secret santa and I'm so excited to exchange gifts with them all!
BUY A NEW OUTFIT FOR CHRISTMAS DAY
I always opt for a ridiculously festive christmas jumper to wear on christmas day but all of the ones I currently own are quite old and weathered so I definitely think it's time to invest in a new one!
FILL THE COFFEE TABLE BOWL WITH CHOCOLATES
I think this one might have to wait until a week or so before christmas day, otherwise I'm just going to be stuffing myself with chocolates non-stop. I love the idea of buying those big boxes of celebrations and quality street and just emptying them all into a massive bowl on the coffee table!
TRY MINCE PIES FOR THE FIRST TIME
For some reason, at some point in my life I seem to have just decided that I don't like mince pies... but I've never actually tried them! When I was younger I used to think the filling was actually meat and not fruit which I think always put me off, but my mum always has mince pies in the house over christmas so I think this year is the year I finally try them!
SPEND EVENINGS IN WITH THE FAMILY
I am always an evening in kind of girl but it just becomes so much more special around this time of the year and one my favourite things to do is have evenings in watching films or playing board games with my family. Even though it is the party season, I would always choose an evening in over a night out!
What are some of the things you want to do this christmas?