Fairy lights, cookies: Pippa's tips for a perfect Christmas

Nov 21, 2011, 08:10 IST | Agencies

Pippa Middleton has published a guide to the festive season

Pippa Middleton has published a guide to the festive season.

According to Pippa, the secret of a stress-free Christmas is 'first impressions'.

The Ten Tips for a Perfect Family Christmas published on Party Times online party magazine advises readers to welcome guests with pathways lit with candles and fairylights.

Other pointers include sprucing up Christmas trees with colourful decorations, baking cookies and shopping online.

Pippa's magazine offers advice on welcoming family members.

The magazine says, "Have guests met by a beautiful red berry wreath and windows decorated with silver snowflake cut-outs, reindeers and Christmas trees using snow spray."

Advice on decorating the tree is also given as it is suggested that bright, unusual baubles are used along with candy canes and edible chocolate decorations.

Patterned tablecloths are suggested but fairylights take the centre stage.

The magazine says, "At this time of year everything seems to gleam so fill your house with lots of tiny lights such as green Christmas fairy lights."

It added, "Fairy lights play an essential part and can be draped from beams, twisted round staircases and hung around door frames for a winter sparkle."

Finishing touches are also included in the guide to make 'Christmas extra special'.

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