1. Always have quick dishes on hand for munching. Whether that is hummus and veggies, frozen cookie dough ready to bake, an easy fudge recipe or the ingredients for stuffed mushrooms. Make sure these can be quickly assembled and baked! Whatever the case, never make it look like you were unprepared!
2. Put aside a few small gifts that can be given to your unexpected guest. Maybe take a few moments and create hand-made ornaments out of salt dough with your kids or purchase a few inexpensive body lotions/soaps, etc. Keep these items near your Christmas wrapping paper just in case you are caught off guard by an unexpected guest!
3. Take the time to keep your Christmas decor looking new and re-fresh your home often! We know how crazy it gets during the Holidays, especially with children but use this as a time to put forth a good example to them and the rest of your family. Keep your home warm and cozy, perfect for any friends and family, whether expected or unexpected. Everything may seem chaotic to you, but don't let that be visible. We know, this is a hard one!
Above all, have fun, spend time with family, enjoy a few moments of Christmas reflection and cherish these times. Don't get stressed, it's not worth it!