Create the right mood for your festive drinks party!
We're with Russ Abbot on this one: we love a party with a happy atmosphere. And the best way to get one going is with a few mood-setting strategies.
❊ Make the house smell festive with mulled wine, scented spicy candles, and warming pastries. See December's Miscellany, page 121, for ideas.
❊ Create an inviting glow by illuminating the path or front door with garden torch candles, and by placing candles strategically around the house (in front of mirrors on mantelpieces, for example).
❊ Decorate generously with boughs of ivy, Christmas baubles and vases filled with flowers.
❊ Play mood-setting music. Get the soundtrack right for your drinks party and you’re halfway there. Nothing too obtrusive, just a selection of easy-listening, recognisable tunes playing at low volume in the background. For the full-on Abigail’s Party effect, you could choose Demis Roussos and José Feliciano, but we suggest playing our Spotify lounge music playlist instead.
Listen to our Loungemusic playlist now.