Let’s face it, there’s never not a good time to throw a house party. Who can resist bringing friends together with the express intention of laughs and giggles? But {{if you intend on hosting only one house party this year, Christmas is the ideal
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Come the end of another hectic year, a gargantuan dollop of friendly festive cheer fuelled by food, wine and song is just what you need. Oh, and sparkling decorations of course. Don’t forget the decorations. It’s little wonder then that many people are planning on giving other Yuletide nights out a miss this December in favour of the traditional house party.

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And while preparing the perfect Christmas house party takes military-style planning, leading high street retailer Robert Dyas enables you to take the stress out of the event and make your big night go with a stylish and effortless bang.

“Nothing beats a Christmas house party,” said Rachel Brain, COO at Robert Dyas, “And our diligent elves have been working hard for the last 12 months to ensure that parties held this year will be unforgettable. From party-themed appliances and that all-important mood lighting to musical treats and chic cooking apparatus, we’ve got you covered this Christmas.”

Get it Right with Outdoor Light:

It’s important to get your guests in the mood from the outset. That means lighting the outside of your house appropriately. This Outdoor Christmas Laser Light (£54.99) will have your friends gasping with glee. If you want to make out you’ve moved to Lapland a Standing Reindeer Light(£9.99) should do the trick.

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Inside’s Warm and Comforting Glow:

Candles are a Christmas must. Scented candles (£2) that give off the quintessential Christmaswhiff of mulled wine are a double must. This LED Christmas candle bridge (£9.99) will keep burning into the wee small hours.

Food Glorious Food:

Be inspired by Abigail’s Party with this kitsch 70s-style Swiss Fondue set (£29.99). Everyone loves popcorn, right? These popcorn makers
will give your house party a unique feel. This Smart Retro Mini Popcorn Maker (£29.99) will score you retro James Dean points. Alternatively, this Giles and Posner 6-Piece Swiss Party Raclette grill (£24.99) or a Teppanyaki Grill (£29.99) will have your guests beaming from ear to belly.

In terms of Cub Scout preparation a Slow Cooker will enable you to cook your food during the day – leaving you more time to get your glad rags on! When it comes to laying out your delectable feast a buffet server (£29.99) keeps your lovingly prepared nibbles at optimum temperature. And to add one final wow factor, this Christmas Tree Drinks Dispenser (£49.99) is just the ticket.

The Sound of Music:

You can’t have a Christmas party without a bit of Wham!, Slade or Frank Sinatra. But whatever seasonal ditties you intend on rocking around the Christmas tree to, you’ll need an adequate sound system to get the party going. This Multi Room Speaker Adaptor (£69.99) will ensure every room in the house – remember the kitchen is just as important as the front room at parties! – can get their fill of Little Drummer Boy and Fairytale of New York. For all you vinyl lovers’, thisturntable (£99.99) will ensure the music never stops.

The Coup de Grace:

Want your party to go down in the annals of Christmas House Party history? This Festive Photo Booth (£7.99) will help make Christmas 2017 a memorable one.

Do they know it’s Christmas? Yes, they certainly do!