There’s food galore, drinks are flowing and you’re surrounded by friends and family. Who doesn’t love this time of year? With a plethora of gatherings, cocktail soirees and end-of-year celebrations, the holiday season can get busy very quickly. Meaning it can be difficult to find the time to style your home and plan your festive feasts.

To take away some of the stress and help you celebrate getting into the festive spirit, keep reading for all our silly season tips and tricks.


A perfectly executed and delicious Christmas feast all comes down to the perfect organisation and preparation. The days leading up to Christmas is the time to make sure you’ve got everything you need like your meats and condiments, to making sure you have enough salt and pepper for the all-important seasoning. Save yourself a last-minute frenzy trip to the shops and plan to have all your grocery shopping done before 22nd of December. 

A Christmas feast is never complete without crispy roast vegetables. So, if you’re planning on having a traditional roast, we recommend prepping your veggies the day before. Carrots, potatoes, and other root veggies can be chopped, parboiled then refreshed in cold water and stored snuggly in plastic wrap in the fridge. 

If you’re planning a true Aussie Christmas and using prawns, then why not get them clean and ready to use the day before? It’s as easy as cleaning, then placing them in a bowl covered with plastic and put them in the fridge overnight.


Not exactly sure when the right time to start putting up your decorations is? Traditionally most people start to put up their trees, lights, and decorations on the first of December as a way of ringing in the festive season. Although the trend of early Christmas decorating is steadily rising with some families decking their halls as early as November – but the choice is up to you. 

Once you decide when to get decorating the next choice is what side you fall on, real or fake.  Whether it’s fresh pine, coloured plastic, or even something homemade, the tree is your canvas so choose the right one to fit for your space and your theme. 

When it comes to colour schemes, you can’t look past the timeless combination of red, green, and gold. Make a merry display with ornaments and trim in these festive colours. Then, complement your tree with decorated greenery and tabletop ornaments. If you’re looking for something a bit playful and different then we recommend opting for bright, glittery patterns and colours. 

If you can see a future for you and your family at Kinmore Green, feel free to get in touch with our team who would love to chat to you about available house and land packages.

Debra Hanlon

Phone: 0414 940 724


Lee Johnstone

Phone: 0403 060 129