Christmas lunch 2020 style

Uh oh, it’s your turn to host the whole family for Christmas? Don’t panic! A little bit of extra prep and planning will make sure (almost) everyone’s needs are covered: the kids’, the grandparents’, and most importantly, yours.

We’re here to help take the stress out of this year’s planning so you can leave all the drama to the in-laws!

Calm host, happy guests

Christmas should be a time to unwind, laugh, share, and fill your belly.

The more you can coordinate beforehand, the less hassle you’ll experience on the day. Head online and decide on your choice of colourful umbrella, simple eziup, or marquee in virtually any size – to protect your guests from the elements.

Hire a 1.8 rectangular table, Bentwood chairs, or padded white folding chairs for extra comfort, along with a classic linen tablecloth as your design canvas. Decide on a central table display – gum leaves, flowers candles, baubles, tinsel – then add crockery, glasses, cutlery and platters.

Hearty feast

If you have all your furniture and catering gear delivered, all you need to do is focus on cooking up a delicious feast – most of which can be done beforehand and kept warm.

Enhance your kitchen capabilities with a gas roaster on wheels (plenty of space for more than one turkey), a Bain Marie to keep everything piping hot, or even a mobile cool room to keep the fridge uncluttered.

Games and silliness

Keep the kids happy (and out of the way) with their own special table. The children’s timber table can be teamed with children’s timber chairs. Fold serviettes into some quirky shapes and throw some toys on the table. Better yet, cover the tables with paper so the kids can draw and scribble.

Encourage backyard games for the littlies and the biggies with giant Jenga, Connect 4 or Cornholes.

Santa ‘Barlens’ Claus

Our Christmas gift to you? Barlens can take care of the cleaning. You heard that right!

Simply rinse all of the catering equipment (plates, glasses and cutlery) so no food remains (no need to wash it up) and pop everything back into the provided tubs – we’ll take care of the rest.

Call us today – Barlens is ready to help you with your Christmas 2020 to-do list.