Christmas Preparation / 2 December, 2021 / Ellie Thompson

Add Extra Sparkle To Christmas This Year With These Festive Finds From Party Pieces

There’s always so much to think about in the run-up to Christmas, so we asked the party planners at Party Pieces – Carole Middleton’s partywear company – to share their favourite Christmas decorations and festive finds, and some top tips from Carole on decking the halls with boughs of holly!

Dressing the living room and Christmas tree…

Every mantlepiece needs a beautiful festive garland. This stylish Gold Foliage Garland will take pride of place on Carole’s mantlepiece this year. We also love this versatile Christmas Mistletoe Foliage Garland, which would look gorgeous on a mantlepiece, Christmas table or twisted to make an elegant wreath.

Christmas decorations and lights

Make the most of your Christmas lights and hang them around a mirror for extra twinkle. We love these Starburst Chain Lights for a cosy festive glow. Carole loves the Nutcracker, which is why she’s chosen it as the theme for her first-ever own-brand Christmas decoration collection. These magical Nutcracker Honeycomb Hanging Decorations will be adding some timeless charm to her tree this year. Another festive pick from Carole is this Light Up Gold Star – the perfect way to update a tree-top angel that may be ready to retire from festive duties!


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Top tips for the Christmas table…

A garland running down the centre of the table is a must. We love this vibrant Red Berries Foliage Garland, which looks beautiful with a few candles dotted along it, or add green foliage and simple gold lights like these Party Porcelain Gold LED Lights for extra impact. Add twinkle to your Christmas table with these Embossed Tealight Holders, a lovely way to add a vintage touch.

Natural festive decor

Adding natural textures creates a lovely wintery vibe. These simple Wooden Coaster Stands elevate candles and bring the outside in. These Glass Gold Bauble Place Card Holders from Carole’s Nutcracker collection add a sprinkle of glamourous sparkle. And, of course, add festive fun with colourful crackers. These March of the Nutcrackers Crackers are our pick of the bunch.

Add a touch of magic this Christmas!

We’re all looking for ways to make Christmas extra-special this year, so here are some fun ways to add more magic.

Go for a dazzling welcome at your drinks party or festive get-together with this stunning Silver Balloon Arch. It’s one of Carole’s top picks for Christmas 2021, and a fabulous way to set the scene for festivities. What about these cheeky chaps dotted around the house for Grandchildren to find? These super-cute Nordic Gnomes are one of Carole’s top picks to add magic for little ones.

Transform your garden into a twinkling winter wonderland with these stylish Starburst Polestar Lights with flashing effect, and a beautiful Mistletoe Merry Christmas Door Wreath so you can greet your guests in festive style. Delight the kids with these super-cute Santa or Elf footprints. Simply dust over some flour to create snowy footprints for them to discover on Christmas morning!

When it comes to sophisticated festive decor and holly jolly Christmas decorations, Party Pieces has you covered. Shop the full Christmas Collection here.


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Heelys Rolls Into Spring With New Collection

Heelys, the original two-in-one wheely shoe launched in 2000, is preparing for the upcoming Easter holidays with its new spring collection. Ideal for encouraging an active, healthy lifestyle, the stylish designs will ensure kids (big and small) will roll through the holidays with ease.

The collection consists of 19 designs, including three brand new Heelys shapes: Reserve Ex, Reserve Low and Pro 20 Half Flood. The Reserve Ex has a basketball shoe style, while the Reserve Low and Pro 20 Half Flood tap into the current Y2K trend for an extra chunky sole.

Match your Heelys to your mood, with designs split across two main aesthetics – a darker colour scheme vs. a lighter, spring-inspired palette. Think camouflage print, graffiti text and paint drips contrasting with pastel colours, tie-dye, metallic laces, foil and rainbow print.

Available in the UK and Europe on the Heelys website and retailers, the collection is available in sizes C12-7 across single or two-wheeled styles. RRPs range from £49.99 to £69.99.


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