If you are looking for a fresh way to make your Christmas celebration unique and interesting, look no further.
Image-sharing site Pinterest has just revealed its Christmas Report for 2018, laying out the most interesting and exciting trends set to be big in Australia this festive season.
Experts delved into data around ‘saves’ to uncover the most-searched-for trends, looks and ideas and the results revealed a fresh approach is a must.
From the asymmetrical holiday wreath to a ‘beeramisu, here are the biggest trends set to make a splash this holiday season.
Image-sharing site Pinterest has just revealed its Christmas Report for 2018, one that lays out the most interesting and exciting trends to hit this festive season (stock image)
Fresh festive decor ideas
Christmas tree collars: Add a touch of style to the base of your Christmas tree with a Christmas tree collar. Saves for this trend are up 381 per cent.
Creative table napkins: This year’s decor trends have been about embracing the smaller details. A personalised table napkin makes a statement that’s both simple and elegant. Saves for this have increased by a whopping 541 per cent.
These cleverly wrapped presents are a perfect example of gift-wrapping that’s zero waste while being interesting to look at
The asymmetrical holiday wreath embraces the DIY trend while a personalised napkin makes a statement that’s both simple and elegant
Temporary tattoo ornaments: In keeping with a DIY theme, those with a creative streak have found a way to create their own Christmas ornaments. Temporary tattoos adhere to almost any surface and are available cheaply from craft stores.
Zero waste gift wrapping: Endless amounts of waste are generated at Christmas, so for those looking for a more eco-friendly alternative, choosing to wrap using cloth is proving a popular option.
Asymmetrical holiday wreath: There’s nothing more celebratory than a holiday wreath. The asymmetrical wreath blends rustic and festive for a fresh take on this traditional piece.
Festive meal alternatives such as this whole barbecued fish are proving a popular choice for those wanting to make healthy choices
Healthy festive food
Festive roast veggies: According to Pinterest the addition of healthy sides, such as these colourful roast vegetables, is on the rise. The dish lends a colourful festive touch and is entirely wholesome.
Christmas keto pavlova: Christmas may be a time to indulge, however, there’s a way to do this without blowing the diet. Enter the Christmas keto pavlova, a dessert that’s low carb and sugar-free.
Whole barbecued fish with lemon: For many, a lighter meal is often easier to manage, especially if you’re celebrating a summery Christmas. Fish is both a healthy alternative and if barbecued whole, makes a stunning culinary statement.
According to Pinterest, healthy side dishes such as roast vegetables are seeing a surge in searches
Baby asparagus with garlic oregano crumbs: Asparagus is always a firm favourite. Those looking for a fresh way to serve are adding herbs, garlic and baking in the oven.
Spiced quinoa and eggplant salad: Keep the focus well and truly on health this festive season by serving a salad that’s both light and taste. Superfood quinoa is a slow-release carb making it perfect for those wanting to avoid bread or pasta.
Pinterest reports searches for interesting entrées such as this Aussie scallop verrine or tasty zucchini and haloumi fritters are on the rise
Aussie scallop verrines: For a tasty treat ahead of the main meal, seafood in the form of a pretty entrée makes for a great starter.
Zucchini and haloumi fritters with roasted capsicum salsa: If you have vegetarian guests, offering them an interesting entrée is sure to be a hit.
Summer BBQ ideas: Don’t limit the trusty barbecue to only cooking your main meal. Gastro trend-setters are turning to the image-sharing site for inspirational ideas for creating clever starters too.
Make an on-trend style statement serving a pavlova that’s created in the shape of a Christmas wreath
The ‘beeramisu’ is a fresh take on the classic Italian tiramisu and uses beer or Guinness to add a touch of malty deliciousness
Delicious Christmas desserts:
Pavlova wreath with strawberries, pomegranate and figs: It’s hard to beat a great pav but rather than opt for the standard mountainous pile, choosing smaller bite-sized pieces and fashioning these into a wreath is the on-trend way to serve this dessert.
Vegan chocolate, cherry and honeycomb parfait: The trend toward plant-based eating styles is on the rise. Those wanting to make a statement can’t go wrong with a dessert that embraces the food fad while looking fabulous.
Beeramisu: The classic tiramisu is a layered Italian sponge cake that’s drenched in coffee and liqueur. Those looking for a fresh take are opting for the ‘beeramisu’ – similar in its construction to the Italian version, however, it uses Guinness or beer paired with Irish Cream for a hint of malty deliciousness.
Create a Christmas cocktail corner by blending a batch of your favourite recipes and serving these in interesting jugs or decanters
Festive drinks and cocktails:
Easy cocktail jugs: Cocktails are a great way to kick off Christmas celebrations, but rather than running back and forth to constantly make more, blend a batch of your favourite recipes and serve in interesting jugs or decanters.
Rock melon, lemon and gin slushies: Make a unique statement this festive season by creating a signature drink. A rock melon, lemon and gin slushie is easy to whip up and if you lay out the ingredients your guests can take part in the fun by making these quirky tipples themselves.
Christmas Day punch: If you are serving punch on Christmas Day, choose a recipe that’s specifically created to capture the theme. Popular punch recipes include a blend of prosecco, cranberry juice with a hint of lime.
A silk satin blouse, such as this one from Witchery, is a sought-after look for the festive season, Pinterest reports
Dark berry lips and a swipe of metallic foil eyeshadow is the most fashionable way to make a style statement come this Christmas
Festive looks for the season:
Dark berry lips: For those wanting to add a touch of glamour come the big day, a swipe of berry lipstick is both chic, stylish and right on trend.
Silk satin tops: Saves for silk satin tops are up by 231 per cent. If the weather is warm, consider choosing a satin camisole which can be paired with a skirt for effortless elegance.
Metallic foil finish eyeshadow: If there’s one day where it’s perfectly acceptable to go all out on glitter and shimmer it’s Christmas. On-trend eyes are drenched in molten metallics that sparkle like no other.