Having a Christmas with your friends can be one of the highlights of student life. It can also, however, take up a lot of time and energy, and can leave some people feeling that they have put in most of the effort. Here are some examples of how to have a great student Christmas that everyone can enjoy.
A big source of tension at student Christmas dinners can be a feeling that the preparation and clearing up tasks have been distributed unevenly. If you want to try and get around this, agree beforehand that some people will buy groceries, whilst others can do vegetable chopping, and so forth. By dividing up the preparation process, everyone can get involved and not feel left out. If you also have a rough division of the clearing-up process, you can avoid some people feeling like they have done most of the heavy lifting to make your Christmas special.
Roughly Plan Your Evening
When it comes to student Christmases, there can be disagreement about how the night should unfold. Without going overboard and creating a rigid schedule, it can be useful to get a sense of what people would like to do before the day itself. Some people might prefer a quiet night in, perhaps playing board games or watching a film. Others might fancy a night out or a trip to the pub. Either way, if you have a rough sense of what different people want, you can hopefully avoid people feeling unhappy with how the night turned out.