Christmas party preparation Friday Ad

Blow away the winter blues with our great tips on how to prepare for the Christmas party season. Whether you’re celebrating with friends, family or colleagues, December is the craziest month for parties and get-togethers, so you have the perfect excuse to splash out on dresses, accessories and beauty treatments to guarantee you’ll step out in sizzling style. Here’s our advice on how to pamper and prepare your way to the glitziest Christmas ever!


Friday Ad Christmas party preparationThis year, why not spend some time seeking out a really show-stopping party dress? If you invest some time and a little cash on a knock-out, well-fitting dress for Christmas the chances are you will have the opportunity to wear it again throughout the coming year. Do your research online first, and you’ll get an idea of the stunning designs for the party season currently heading into the shops. High street favourites River Island, Top Shop, Next, Marks & Spencer and Debenhams have beautiful clingy sequined dresses, flowing maxi dresses and really lovely vintage style prom dresses to choose from.

Red or wine are popular colours for Christmas, or play it safe with a little black number that you can accessorise with a statement necklace, classy clutch and high strappy sandals. With faux fur coats trending for Winter 2015, now is a great time to snap one up for movie star looks the minute you step out the door.

If you’re on a tight budget you can search Friday-Ad Fashion and pick up fabulous, nearly-new designer dresses, shoes and evening bags at a fraction of the prices in stores.

Beauty Treatments

It may be chilly out there, but for the Christmas party you’ll want to flash some flesh. For some party girls that means a trip to the spray tan salon, and as we see from the Strictly Come Dancing participants year after year – a bit of colour can really rev up the glamour  factor! Make sure you book this ahead to give the spray tan time to settle down as the look you’re after is glowing goddess not orange oddball! Other options are self-applied tanning creams, tinted moisturizers and bronzing cosmetics – but remember to exfoliate well before application to ensure a smooth, natural effect.

If you really want to feel special when heading out partying it’s a lovely idea to book a facial, pedicure and manicure at your local beauty salon – perhaps with a group of friends, so you can enjoy the treat together while catching up on some gossip. Many spas offer luxury Christmas party pamper packages in November and December – a great way to ensure you’re party perfect from head to toe.

Hair and Make-up

glamour for christmas Friday AdDon’t get caught out with lackluster hair when everyone else is glossy and glam! Hair studios quickly get booked up in December so make sure you’re sorted for cut and colour that will see you through the season. With long lustrous curls a big trend this year, make sure you’re up to speed with the latest giant heated rollers or pre-book a special blow dry or ‘up’ hairstyle on the day of your biggest ‘do’. Hair experts at ghd have lots of inspirational ideas for your big night out.

It’s also worth spending time with cosmetics experts at your nearest Boots or department store who can advise on how to boost your party eyes, cheeks and lips. Deep red matt lipstick is really popular just now – so if you can carry this off, you’re all set for pouting under that mistletoe!


Who doesn’t love the idea of arriving in style? A pre-booked limo is hard to beat, and for a group of you, clubbing together to hire a stretch limousine can really make the evening go with a bang. This can include a chauffeur to ferry you VIP style, and of course a sip of champagne as you cruise around town can really put you in the party mood. Search here for limo hire services near you.

Even if you’re not thinking big when it comes to transport, it’s always wise to pre-plan your transport to and from the Christmas party venue. No-body likes to miss the fun while waiting for that elusive bus, train or taxi, so get organized and check timetables or book your taxi well in advance!

We hope you look and feel amazing at this super-sociable time of year. Let the festive fun begin!




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