DIY: Creative Christmas Entertaining!

Written by Emma Hla
Images by Capture by Lucy.

There’s something different happening this Christmas, something altogether grown-up and scary. We, The Hlas, are hosting our first Christmas! Yep, we’re staying put by the sea and welcoming my in-laws to celebrate the festive season with us.

So cue frantic Christmas purchasing (I may have already bought up The White Company), Roast Dinner practice sessions, last minute decorating and to-do lists galore! You might think I’m being dramatic, but kids we only have something like 7 weeks until Christmas! So with this in mind and my new hostess hat on, I pretty much jumped at the chance to try out the fabulous new festive eCourse from the award-winning Pudding Bridge.

Gorgeous and stress-free parties promised, the Creative Christmas Entertaining Made Easy eCourse is the perfect mix of creative projects, recipes, ideas and advice. Featuring step-by-step craft guides, instructional videos and helpful printables, you’ll learn how to make gilded crockery, embellished napkins, floral arrangements, cocktails & mocktails, canapés and much more!

Helen Hopkins, the lady behind wedding and event hire company Pudding Bridge, tells us more…


Christmas gives us all the perfect excuse to get friends and family together for a party but sometimes, you just need a little help bringing it all together. My Christmas eCourse gives you absolutely everything you need to host a fabulous event.

The creative projects are so easy yet super effective and you can either take time out to do them yourself or bring in some little helpers for some family crafting. Then, just follow my shopping lists and timing guides and you’ll be the perfect Christmas hostess!

Coco Exclusive Offer

Creative Christmas Entertaining Made Easy is now available from the Pudding Bridge website –

The course costs just £65 and includes unlimited access to all course materials, videos and printables. However, I’d love to offer all Coco readers a special price of just £40, click here to claim the discount!

Wishing you a wonderfully creative Christmas!

When I received Gold Fabric Paint in the post, I may have got a little over excited! But I’m now the proud owner of beautiful hand-finished linen napkins and I can’t wait to use them! Thanks Pudding Bridge!

If you fancy making your own you can buy the kit here. Also, if you’ve fallen in love with the gorgeous tablescape featured, then you can visit Helen’s Not on the High Street store where you can find this sequin table runner. It’s totally divine.

So, have you started thinking about your festive hosting…? Maybe you’re considering styling your own wedding breakfast…? Alternatively, if you and your Hen’s are a crafty bunch this could be a fab girly session!

Either way, enjoy… I certainly did.

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