Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Waitrose #MakesChristmas Dinner.

My Christmas officially started on Monday, when I had a full Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, thanks to the lovely folk over at Waitrose! I'm so excited for Christmas this year, I'm heading up to the Lake District to spend Christmas with my Aunty, Uncle, and cousins who I haven't seen for three years, and I haven't been up to visit them in the Lakes for seven years! It's crazy considering I'm just a few hours drive away.

I've started celebrating Christmas early to try and make it last as long as possible, and what better way to start celebrating the season than dinner with a few of my favourite bloggers, favourite supermarket, and our lovely host for the evening, Phillip Schofield? 

Phillip is Waitrose's wine expert and chose all of our wines and champagnes for the evening! I arrived at the Waitrose Cookery School where the event was being held and said my hello's to Emma and Fiona who were already there, drinks in hand. Soon Ben, Katie, and Kelly arrived too, and we donned our aprons and set to work making cocktails in a cocktail masterclass!

Ben showing Phillip how it's done! Photo courtesy of Ben, aka, Twenty First Century Gent!

We made delicious cranberry and orange margaritas (hellooooo Christmas), before learning how to make the most amazing canape. It contained feta cheese, champagne jelly, hazelnuts, flavoured foam, and an emulsifier, and it tasted like heaven in your mouth. It was so good I may have made four of them...*ahem*

After our lessons we had photos with Phillip (I got a selfie, obvs), then sat down for dinner. The starter was salmon and beetroot (those of you who are regular readers will know what happened to my plate of this ;)), and then it was onto the main course!

An epic Christmas dinner, complete with bubbly! The chef carved the turkey in front of us, and then the waiting staff plated it up. It was such a treat, we quite literally had all of the trimmings, and everything tasted incredible! I tried my very best to finish it all, but it was so huge I just couldn't manage it. I only left a few little bits though (mainly the sprouts).

After our dinner we then iced some delicious Ferrero Rocher cupcakes, and got to take a box of four of our own cupcakes home. Then it was dessert time. Sherry trifles, mince pies, and a cheese selection! Can it be Christmas every Monday!? Please?

The Waitrose Christmas campaign this year is all about the moments that make Christmas for you. It could literally be anything, big or small. Is it flying home to your family? Decorating the tree? Volunteering at Shelter? Eating all the chocolate?

Personally so many things make Christmas for me. Family, drinks with friends, Dylan in his Christmas hat, the inter-club Christmas ball, people singing carols, and so many other things.

What makes Christmas for you? Share it with @Waitrose on Twitter or Instagram and tag #MakesChristmas! 

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*Disclaimer: I work for the agency who organized the event, and my lovely colleagues invited me along. However, all opinions are my own and I genuinely love Waitrose (just ask my bank account)!


  1. *cue signing of I wish it could be Christmas everyday*! Looks like an amazing way to kick off Christmas - all the food looks incredible! Though my sweet tooth has me craving one of those cupcakes..!

    Lauren xx | The Lifestyle Diaries

  2. What an fantastic event! Though forget the food, my absolute highlight would be meeting Philip Schofield! He still looks so young :)
    Lots of love,

    SilverSpoon London

  3. What an amazing event! Everything looks so delicious!

    Georgia | The Weekend Attic - Personal Style, Beauty and Lifestyle

  4. I'm very jealous, of all that delicious food and of course you getting to meet and spend the evening with Philip Schofield. Errr...I'll rephrase that, getting to spend 'some time' with Philip Schofield!!! :) Great way t get in the mood for Christmas.

  5. Your Christmas plans sound so exciting! And all of the food that you had at this early Christmas meal looks amazing. Especially those cupcakes!

  6. I was so sad not to be able to make it, looks like a great evening with Philip Schofield and some of my fave bloggers with delicious food!

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

  7. Mmmmmm that all looks so delicious - not quite ready for Christmas yet though!

  8. Cranberry and Orange Margaritas sound fabulous!

    Victoria x

  9. Christmas can never come to early. The food looks wonderful and sharing it with Phillip would be the perfect way to start Christmas Love the selfie Lucy X

  10. OMG YUUUMMMMM!!! Totally agree on celebrating Christmas early - the more dinners I can get in the better ;) This looks like such a lovely evening :) Lots of love, Andrea xxx

    Andrea's Passions


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