8 Ways To Prepare For a Great Eid Gathering

As the old saying goes: fail to prepare, prepare to fail! So here are 8 ways to make sure your Eid gathering is a roaring success.

1. Make Room!

No one likes being squashed at the end of a table, or having to eat standing up. Especially not during Eid! So clear the floors, get more tables, more chairs, and make it a spacious occasion.

2. Let There Be Light

Lighting can be the difference between a fun evening and a magical evening. Use fairy lights, dim lights, different colored lights, spot lights or candles to really make it a night to remember.

3. Know Who’s Coming

Plan, plan and plan again! It may seem like a hassle, but it will make your Eid celebrations go off with far less hitches (if any at all). Get the right number of plates, cutlery, food, seats and anything else you may need.

4. Decorate!

No, we don’t mean a home-makeover, don’t worry. But it’s Eid and you’re having a party! Put things up on the walls, make a fuss, make the house look amazing. Flowers will always look incredible!

5. Do As Much In Advance As Possible

Know everything before the big day. Buy the food before the big day, get all the plates and cutlery before the big day and know what you’re cooking before the big day! The less you have to do during Eid, the better.

6. Something For The Kids

We all know it’s kids who truly make an Eid celebration – but that means you have to keep them happy! So think about what they’d enjoy and what would keep them entertained. Games, TV shows and if you’re lucky enough to have one, making your swimming pool the best it’s ever been will be a guaranteed hit.

7. Keep It Clean

A simple, but important one that will make a world of difference to your stress levels. Eid is big, and Eid is messy. So try and clean up after every little thing you do. You’ll save yourself mountains of work the next day.

8. Be Different!

Most important of all is making your Eid celebration different than any other. Use fancy, quirky patterns for table cloths – maybe take things outside?! Any way you can make your celebration stand out… Do it!

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