Thursday, December 6, 2018

Getting ready for Christmas with Warriewood Square.

I've partnered up with Warriewood Square this Christmas season to shop for all of my Christmas gifts, styling needs and Christmas food prep. Warriewood Square has all I need, it's a one stop shop!

First up I shopped for some Christmas decorations to decorate our home and really get into the festive vibe. Kmart (the only one on the Northern Beaches) had so many fabulous items. My favourites are the garlands and our Merry + Bright banners. 

You can see more of the decorations I bought here and here.....
Swish Homewares + What's Cooking also had some beautiful Christmas displays to choose from and to give you some festive inspiration.

Next up it was time to get some presents ticked off my list. I especially love shopping for the girls in my life as I get to indulge in all things girly and pretty. It makes a fun change from always shopping for boys/men!

One of the best things about Warriewood Square is that there is so much variation of stores under the one roof. A fab mix of chain stores + independently owned shops.

The Health Shop has some amazing crystals + wellness products, Bright Flowers for gorgeous blooms, Sportsgirl for the cute bag and crystal book,  Cotton On Mega Store for fun accessories like this headscarf + earrings. I also couldn't resist this pink gin from BWS for my bestie. 
Pink drinks just taste better ;)

I also shopped for the boys. New sneakers for Finn from Athletes's Foot, beach gear + inflatables from Surf, Dive n Ski, notebooks + scented textas from Smiggle, pj's from Cotton On Mega Store, Lego from Toymate, PS4 games from EB Games. I also popped into the newly opened JB HiFi to get Simon a new portable speaker.

There were also lots of cool things in Australian Geographic and some fun novelty items for stocking stuffers in Fab Gifts + Cards

I also picked up a couple of treats for our dog Dash from Pittwater Pets. 

I also picked up a couple of items to decorate our Christmas table. We're having our smallest Christmas lunch ever as most of our family is away or working. We are down to just 6 people.
Such a change from the years we had 25 people or more!

I'm keeping things simple with a garland and a centrepiece of white Christmas trees.
I picked up the Bottle Brush trees, Christmas crakers, banner + garlands from Kmart. 
They also have the blush plates + gold cutlery. I've popped up a little sneak peek of the table!

Christmas lunch is one of my favourite occasions of the year. I love the delicious food, a cocktail and the whole family gathered at the table. We typically go the traditional route with several types of meat, roast veggies, salads and fresh bread. After a bit of a break we then follow it up with a few desserts.

Warriewood Square has 3 different supermarkets, Woolworths, Coles + Aldi plus Costi's Fishmarket, Fitzgerald's Fine Meat, Ruling the Roost and Bakers Delight.

This year due to our smaller numbers I'm thinking about mixing it up and having a seafood feast instead. Maybe fresh prawns, salads and a ham? 

Dessert for Christmas always includes a pavlova made by Simon. He always uses the Donna Hay recipe and it's always a hit and the first thing to be demolished! 
Maybe I'll get him to try a pavlova wreath this year.....

Of course the boys weren't with me whilst I was doing my Christmas shopping so we'll be heading back to Warriewood Square to visit Santa and give him our Christmas Wish Lists. 

I love the tradition of having a Santa photo each year. We've been doing it for 16 years now! Finn is a good sport and is still happy to participate in it each year with his younger brothers.

`The centre is also hosting lots of other Christmas activities in the lead up to the big day......

- Gift wrapping service (until Monday 24th December)
- Christmas Carols  (Sunday 18th - Sunday 23rd December)
-Bubbles + Baubles (Thursday 20th December)

There is also a stand to get a christmas ornament personalised.

Last on my list was to buy something to wear on Christmas Day. I always love a maxidress on Christmas as it's cool, comfortable and easy to cook and run around in while hosting.

I loved this dress from Alex & Nia

There are so many fashion stores to have a browse in. Plenty of options to find something to wear during this festive season.

It was so great to shop at Warriewood Square and have everything under the one roof. I feel amazing now that all my jobs are done and I can sit back and enjoy the lead up to Christmas.

There's lots of parking and easy access to the shops. I hate when you have to trek for miles back to the car when you're overloaded with bags!

So many great cafes, restaurants and a food court to sit down and have a bite to eat or a coffee to give you that extra boost to get all of your Christmas shopping done.

How are going with your Christmas preparation?
Are you hosting this Christmas?

This post was a collaboration with Warriewood Square but all thoughts are my own.


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