Top Tips For Keeping Christmas Simple

26 Nov 2019 (Tue)

 

Our Top Tips for Keeping Christmas Simple 


As the festive season draws near, stress levels can rocket as we try and enjoy this ‘magical and perfect time of year’. However, the reality can be quite far from the truth. Running around and beating away the crowds for the perfect present, dealing with certain family members or friends, having to be social and organising meet ups, and of course the  food and drink – it is, after all a time to indulge? 

Considering the build-up starts as soon as Halloween is over, it’s not surprising that the season can be described as a ‘pressure cooker’. The blur between November – January can sometimes leave you wiped out and reflecting how you missed the best parts by ‘doing’, rather than ‘enjoying’. 

5 Tips For A Hassle Free Christmas


Here at eho chef we’ve thought of some helpful tips to help you enjoy the season: 

1.     Prioritise what’s really important – it’s easy to get swept away in the mass of invites and events. Pick and choose who you really want to spend time with and book those dates in early. Don’t be afraid to say no, or simply postpone festive meet ups for January. 
2.     Budget in advance – the cost of Christmas can creep up on us so it’s important to not overstretch unnecessarily. Remember that there are great sales in the run up to Christmas, plus set a budget for hosting or going out in advance. 
3.     Delegate/ask for help – the pressure to organise the perfect festive gathering can get a little too much. Don’t forget to ask for help or call in the troops when needed. It’s more fun to work together and a great way to bond. Don’t forget to sign up to eho chef for culinary support in keeping Christmas simple! 
4.     Remember ‘me’ time – take a moment to reflect and enjoy who you’re with. So often we play host, but remember to take time out to sit down and spend quality time with those around you; whether it’s with drinks, games, days out or around the dinner table. Also schedule in time for you. Take a relaxing bath, find a quiet corner and read a book, go for a walk, simply enjoy a time out where you can during the mayhem of the season. 
5.     Avoid comparisonitis – posts on social media might seem like everyone’s having the perfectly organised time. No-one talks about behind-the-scenes. Remember, just do what makes you happy and focus on what brings you joy. Often it’s the simple things that bring the most value. This time of year can be really hard for some people to don’t forget to talk, whether to a trusted friend or family member or find support from helplines like the Samaritans.


Your Festive Culinary Elves To The Rescue & Keeping Christmas Simple 


When it comes to organising events, get-togethers or family dinners, ‘eat out at home’ platform - eho chef – removes the stress and overwhelm! Helping you find great home chefs and cooks in your area, your culinary elves will work their magic this season serving quality food to your taste, leaving you to enjoy quality time with friends and loved ones during the celebrations. 

Simply post your requirements on the platform with an easy to fill form which caters for a diverse range of cuisines and dietary requirements. The relevant chefs and cooks are notified by email to respond to the post. Depending on the flexible service level you choose, you won’t even have to clean up afterwards as the chefs will start washing up and tidying up after the last course or buffet tray is served. 

Perhaps you’re looking to bring friends and colleagues together and need a buffet or canapes for your get-together. Want to stay out of the kitchen and spend quality time with friends and family? Let eho chef prepare and cook your meals over and keep Christmas simple this year! 

Don’t Just Take Our Word For It…. 

Here are some of the reviews from our happy customers. 

Read Francis P's Review about her Christmas Dinner for her large extended family.

Read  Maryam's review to see how much they enjoyed their early Christmas dinner with the whole family, cooked by Csaba.

Read Neeta's review about her Christmas dinner cooked by Marco, and learn why she will be using eho chef again.

The festive season is a peak time of year and customers are advised to book early to avoid disappointment. Post your request and have your festive wishes granted. 

Give Someone The Gift of Time (And Great Food!) 


Looking for a last-minute gift idea? Then why not treat someone to their own eho chef experience with vouchers available to purchase on the site? Give them the pampering treat of putting their feet up as someone else lovingly prepares a freshly cooked meal for them to enjoy. 

And Finally… 

As the festive season kicks off, the team at eho chef wish you much happiness, laughter and of course, great food to enjoy! 

 

Sign up today – sign up is free, takes less than a minute, and you’ll be ready to post your requests immediately. What ideas will the eho chefs conjure up for you? 

 

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