Okay, so this year really has gone: January, February,
But since Christmas is one of our favourite times of year, we’re not complaining! Of course, Christmas in 2020 is whole different ballgame altogether, but that doesn’t mean we can’t add a little festive magic to our lives. Despite the tier system leaving us close to… well, tiers. We’ve tried to make our guests smile as much as possible with all the festive fun we could think of!
Here’s what we’ve been up to this month…
Christmas Decoration Making
There’s only one way to start December, and it involves lighting up a massive tree! We wanted to bring guests together as a community to add some sparkle to our buildings, so we provided all the materials they need to decorate their own personal Christmas baubles. We also delivered cute kits so they could make decorative doves, angels and gingerbread houses. We may be biased, but we think our guests made some of the best decorations we’ve ever seen…
Baking Cookies & Gingerbread Cupcakes
If there’s one month a year that’s all about enjoying good food with good people, it would have to be December. A virtual baking class with Bianca Bakes for National Cookie Day was exactly what we needed after entering Tier 3 in the UK. Check out our blog from the event for more details and photos. (Warning: it will probably make you hungry…)
We also made gingerbread cupcakes which, as you can tell from the picture, turned out amazing! We'll take all of them please.
Monthly Brunch & Vision Boards
What’s better than brunch?! This time we mixed in our favourite mealtime with some productive planning for 2021. After all, they say that the difference between a dream and a goal is a plan.
Christmas Movie Nights & Winter Warmer
Winter wouldn’t be complete without some cosy Christmas films in the cinema room. Our Winter Warmer event was also a great success. Guests loved tucking into hot chocolate and toasting marshmallows over the firepit outside. It was lovely to be able to catch up with everyone in person and get in the festive spirit.
Gift Wrap Tutorial
For any novices, this masterclass provided everything you need to become a pro wrapper (not to be confused with rapper). We also left plenty of paper available for guests to use themselves.
Our Monthly book readers got together to discuss their thoughts on latest book nomination – The Midnight Library. We meet on the third Monday of each month & the first few guests receive a free e-copy. Who doesn’t love a free book?!
Christmas Day Celebrations
For anyone staying with us at true over Christmas, we want to try and make your time as warm and fuzzy as possible! There’ll be lots of little events going over Christmas – such as a Christmas Eve movie night Pyjama Party & some treats on Christmas Day.
It’s important to get your 5-a-day amid all the mince pies and chocolate! We’re live on Instagram to show you some cool detox recipes that will help clear your mind and body in time for 2021.
Goal-Setting for 2021
If we’ve learnt anything from 2020, it’s to appreciate the little things and people around us. 2021 is a new start though, and a chance to move forward with any plans that may have been stalled as we entered a global standstill. Join us in starting the year on a positive note and manifesting all the good things to come!
New Year's Eve
We may not be able to have the massive party we planned, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the new year with the clink of our prosecco glass! If you’re staying at true over new year, come and join us for drinks, snacks, chats and some props for the perfect photo…