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'Tis nearly the season'

by Carys - Stylist for The Prop Factory

Thursday 22nd August 2019 09:18:43

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I don't want to start a panic, but it's a mere four months until Christmas. It might feel an age away from where we are now, hurtling towards the end of August, and still keeping fingers crossed for a bit of an Indian summer. But, make no mistake, it will creep up on us!!!

I've already spotted some Christmas cards in the shops and decorations sneaking into department stores! Venues and restaurants are already full in to promoting their Christmas packages, so we'd better get thinking and showcasing what we have to offer for Christmas parties across the UK.

Have you been charged with planning a Christmas party for your work team? Or are you planning a celebration with friends? Perhaps you're ahead of the game and already have your venue sorted and are turning your thoughts to the decor? Whether you are transforming your office or a venue, you might be thinking of Christmas themes, or just want to cover the place in everything festive. 

Worry not, you've found the right place to choose some amazing props and decor that your guests will love and have them talking about until next Christmas. 

If you are a regular follower of the Prop Factory Facebook or instagram - and know about our devotion to adorning everywhere in pretty fripperies and elegant decoration - it will come as no surprise to find that Christmas is one of our favourite times of the year. We have a weird and wonderful range of unique props already prepared for the festive season - and are planning some brand new props as well. From giant traditional Christmas wreaths to people-sized gingerbread men that look good enough to eat, we're sure to have decor to suit your party, big or small.If you're looking to spread the joy of a traditional Christmas with all the trimmings, you'll be looking for deep, rich colours, warm, cosy opulence, maybe a touch of velvet and definitely some spruce boughs. Whether your festive traditions come from your own Christmases past or from the old-school Hollywood glamour of Bing Crosby singing 'White Christmas' in front of a roaring fire, surely the place to start is with our giant traditional Christmas wreath - a staple of every Christmas classic with its frosted pine cones and tartan bows. We also have a giant frosty wreath in a cooler, Nordic palate - wrapped in sumptuous purple and dusted all over with frost.We might not be able to help you recreate the authentic smell of a fresh Christmas tree, but at least our faux fir Christmas tree letters won't be responsible for dropping needles all over your floor. Spelling out JOY or NOEL, our topiary letters are decorated with pretty baubles, Christmas beads and jingly bells. You could also add battery operated fairy lights for a lovely sparkle in the evening. Each letter sits in its own hand-painted box styled as a beautifully-wrapped present - why not arrange them as a photobooth area for your guests, along with some fun Christmas hats?Staying with presents and wrapping, our Christmas present concertina panels are a must as a backdrop or to hide some blank wall space at your venue. We have six panels, each covered in a different vintage style fabric and finished with a velvet bow like a perfectly wrapped giant present. They slot together to create a freestanding concertina shape and look lovely with our hand-painted wooden nutcracker and toy drumming soldier men standing smartly to attention in front.To set the scene and really cosy up for some winter warmth, create a relaxed seating area with our olive green and ruby red Emily sofas - in perfect Christmas colours - and Christmas cushions.

Every party deserves a grand entrance. Our DIY circle arch arrives unadorned as a blank canvas, ready for you to dress. Fully covered in foliage with thick ruby red ribbon wrapped around and hung with one of our favourite Christmas decor props - our giant Christmas baubles - you can create your own gigantic Christmas wreath entrance.

Our north pole/grotto signpost is double sided, so you can guide your guests into the party, or direct them to the big man himself. If you are assisting Santa in arranging his grotto, lean your thoughts towards our giant penguin chalkboard and picture perfect wooden sledges.To continue the vintage theme, our wooden toy train and rocking horse look like what every Victorian child wanted to find under the tree on Christmas morning.Enjoy watching children have photos with our friendly giant gingerbread men. Position these next to a gorgeously indulgent gingerbread man and sweet treats buffet with Christmas goodies displayed in baskets on our cookie bar with a giant velvet crimson bow added for full-on festive styling.

Or watch the kids pop their little heads through our elfie and gingerbread house peep boards. (peepboard photo & Wooden train)

And, if all you want for Christmas is some props that no one has seen before, look out for our NEW for 2019 Christmas props including our giant elf on a shelf or our gingerbread house panels... coming soon!

Finally, finish the Christmas styling with a Vintage Christmas Sign - as a very wise man once said 'It's Christmas!' 

If you need any advice on styling your Christmas party or want to pop by our warehouse and have a look around then please drop me an email - styling@propfactory.co.uk


Shop all of these Christmas props here.



Carys x


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