As the holiday season approaches, you might want to start getting into the festive spirit. Make a student shopping list to get decorations and decorate your student house. You may collaborate with nearby student houses to make your area seem especially festive for the holidays. Why not celebrate the holiday spirit by visiting your local Christmas market, going out for a hearty roast, or throwing a holiday-themed party with festive music with your housemates? The possibilities are endless, so organise your festivities around your university commitments to enjoy the Christmas season.

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Make A Student Shopping List For Christmas

Make a student shopping list if you want to decorate your house for Christmas. You may buy decorations such as fairy lights, a little Christmas tree, tinsel and festive bunting; the possibilities are endless. To find the best Christmas decoration bargains, visit your local supermarkets, pound-stretcher, and Poundland.

Share Your Decorations With Other Student Houses

Why not join and share your decorations with the other student houses? This may be done in front of your student housing to make it appear more festive. This is also a terrific opportunity to meet and socialise with your neighbours.

Decorate Your Student Home

Why not make decorations with your friends and housemates?

Paper chains are an affordable and enjoyable way to decorate your student home without having to add anything to your student shopping list Coloured paper, scissors, tape, a stapler or glue is all you need. Here are the steps:

  1. Select your paper. Red and green are excellent choices for Christmas. You may even use leftover wrapping paper with wintry themes. Avoid using thick paperĀ  since it will be difficult to bend. Make ribbons out of the paper that is at least 5cm (2 inches) broad. The chunkier the better with paper chains, and the thicker implies that any mistakes will be less obvious.
  2. Simply tape, glue, or staple the far ends of one paper strip together to form a ring. Make an effort to match up the sides evenly. Tape and staples will make the procedure go quickly, but the glue will take considerably longer to dry.
  3. Include a second link. Thread another strip of paper through the middle of the loop after you have one solid ring. Tape, staple, or otherwise attach the ends of the second strip.
  4. Continue to add links. Continue in this manner until your chain is the desired length. As long as you have enough paper, tape, and time, there is no limit to how long you can make a paper chain.

Some Other DIY’s…

Student Home | Student Shopping List | Student Houses | How To Get Into The Festive Spirit At UniversityYou can also make paper snowflakes. This is a simple technique to decorate your windows, and it can liven up your drab accommodation walls. Paper, scissors, and a ruler are all that is required. The steps are as follows:

  1. Begin with a square piece of paper, preferably one that is thin or lightweight. You may use square origami paper or simply follow these simple instructions to make a square from any rectangular piece of paper.
  2. To make a triangle, fold the square diagonally in half.
  3. To form a smaller triangle, fold the resultant triangle in half.
  4. Divide the triangle into three halves. This can be done with a ruler.
  5. Once you’ve marked out the three equal sections, fold the left section towards the front.
  6. Fold the right portion towards the front in the same way.
  7. Turn the shape over so that the side with the horizontal edge faces front.
  8. Make a wedge by cutting along the horizontal edge.
  9. Cut out random shapes.
  10. Unfold to reveal the shape.
  11. Create more snowflakes and stick them around your student home.

What about making fairy light beer bottles? This is a terrific way to make decorate your student home with what you already have. Most students have empty liquor bottles all about their accommodation. Fill the bottles with fairy lights after washing them out!

Go To Your Local Christmas Market

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Going to a Christmas Market is a no-brainer if you want to get into the holiday spirit. The following are the most popular ones that will be open this year:

  • Winter Wonderland – London
  • Edinburgh Market
  • Winchester Market
  • Manchester
  • Nottingham
  • Birmingham
  • Chester
  • York
  • Newcastle
  • Oxford

Check them out if they’re close to you, or travel to them if you’re looking for a merry getaway. Remember to look for smallerĀ markets that may be held in nearby towns and villages.

Go Ice Skating

Ice skating is a fantastic way to socialise while also enjoying the Christmas spirit. Find local ice rinks near you by doing an internet search.

Have A Roast

When the season’s change and the days turn colder, you may desire to eat more hearty meals. So invite your housemates and friends for a Sunday roast. You may enjoy one at a pub or make it at home. If you prefer to prepare it at home, be sure to include traditional roast essentials on your student shopping list. This is a nice way to socialise, celebrate Christmas and have a delicious meal.

Make A Festive Playlist

Make a playlist of iconic Christmas songs and play them at your jingle-ball party at your student home. This is something you can do with your friends, housemates and neighbouring student houses. This will be a fantastic way to celebrate Christmas at the end of the year before you all travel for your summer vacations back home!


We hope that these suggestions may help you to have a fun-filled holiday season during the final part of your autumn term at university.