You've wrapped the presents, decorated the house and set out your shopping list of food and drink for the Christmas season. But have you considered these Christmas entertaining essentials? Whether it's a cosy Christmas for two, a family affair or a larger get-together, ensure you've got everything you need to make hosting parties and celebrations effortless.

Dishes & Crockery 

However many you are cooking for this Christmas, we're sure you'll be putting on quite the spread. But before you dig out that festive apron, take a look at your tableware. Have you got enough plates and bowls for your guests? Remember it's always good to have a few spares too incase of breakages pre-Christmas or on the day.

Plenty of Plates for Everyone at the Table

You don't have to invest in brand-new dinnerware sets and dishes however. Simply use your day to day crockery and make things Christmassy with some festive decorations and table settings.

Ice Buckets & Barware

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a few bubbles. Whether you're drinking champagne, sparkling wine or lemonade, ensure that you've got enough glasses for celebratory toasts and drinks all round.

Christmas Cocktail Anyone?

Christmas entertaining is the perfect opportunity to show off your mixology skills. So why not wow your party with a festive cocktail. Whether it's a fruity creation with notes of summer, flavours of the season or a classic snowball, make sure you've got a cocktail shaker and the relevant accompaniments to make each drink extra special - slices of lime, a sugar encrusted top, even novelty umbrellas!

Keep It Cool

It may be Christmas but nobody likes a lukewarm drink - at any time of year. Keep bubbly cool with an ice cooler and make sure you have enough space in the fridge. You're bound to get caught up in the Christmas spirit and loose the cork so make sure you've got enough spare bottle stoppers to hand.

Serving Trays

Whether you're serving nibbles, mince pies or bringing dishes filled with freshly steamed veggies and roast potatoes to the table, serveware is essential for smooth Christmas entertaining.

Serve Drinks & Nibbles in Style

A serving tray is an absolute must for hosting as it can be used to distribute drinks and nibbles among your guests. At the table, take things one step further with a rotating lazy susan. Perfect for serving cakes, pigs in blankets and mince pies (all Christmas essentials in our eyes).

Drinks & Serving Trolleys

Suave, sophisticated and often seen holding the occasional martini...

With characteristics like these, you'd be forgiven for thinking that we are talking about famed fictional 007 agent, James Bond. However, what we're actually referring to is something which is even more alluring, the handsome drinks trolley.

Step Up Your Serving Game

Serving trays are stylish and easy to use, but why not make Christmas entertaining even easier with a manoeuvrable and stylish drinks trolley? These multipurpose beauties can be used for serving both drinks and nibbles and come in an array of vintage, modern and contemporary designs to match your interior scheme. 

Bar & Cocktail Cabinets

No more listing off drink options from the top of your head. Use your drinks cabinet to store all of your soft and alcoholic drinks for your Christmas party in one place. This way the selection is clear and your guests can easily help themselves to a refill if you're busy cooking.

If you're short on cupboard space, then why not take your drinks storage one step further? Investing in a drinks cabinet is great idea for the self-confessed mixologist. Not just for Christmas entertaining, choose a cabinet to match the style of your interior and make it a permanent feature in your home all year round.