The ul­ti­mate Christmas party guide

Where to find Christmas trees, dec­o­ra­tions and other knick-knacks

Time Out Kuala Lumpur - - Christmas Blowout -

Spot­light

Spot­light is where you go to when you need to find any­thing re­lated to home­ware: craft tools, fab­rics, bed sheets, tow­els, kitchen­ware, party sup­plies – you name it, and chances are they’ll have it. For this year’s Christmas, you’ll def­i­nitely be spoiled for choices es­pe­cially if you’re do­ing some last minute shop­ping. The Christmas trees here are among the cheap­est at RM129.99 for a 90cm tall tree, and they have a wide range of very af­ford­able dec­o­ra­tive sup­plies. Sign up for their VIP club mem­ber­ship for free to get fur­ther dis­counts.

Ma­manda 3, Am­pang (03 4252 0088/spot­light­stores.com/my); MyTown Shop­ping Cen­tre, Jalan Cochrane, KL (03 9770 1822); 2 Jalan PJU 7/2, Mu­tiara Da­mansara, PJ (03 7727 0088); The Mines Shop­ping Cen­tre, Jalan Du­lang (03 8947 7300). Mon-Sun, 10am-10pm.

Fun N Cheer Ware­house

Fun N Cheer Ware­house stocks some of the best Christmas dec­o­ra­tions at rea­son­able prices. Some out­lets lit­er­ally oper­ate from a large ware­house where you can find all sorts of fes­tive knick-knacks that cost no more than RM10 per item – think tin­sels, baubles, LED light­ing, minia­ture snow­men and more. Also avail­able are ar­ti­fi­cial Christmas trees that are made with fi­bre op­tic LED threads. Be­cause of how af­ford­able it is to shop here, the hordes flock to the out­lets ev­ery year to get last minute shop­ping done, so jostling with the crowd is im­mi­nent if you visit close to Christmas Day.

lo­ca­tions in­clud­ing Ke­pong (03 6262 3536/fnc.com.my); Pu­chong (03 8052 2204) and Klang (03 4031 2674). Daily, 10am-10pm.

Janine KL

Need a new set of table­ware to im­press your dinner guests? Have a glance at the ta­ble set­ting look books for ideas. The themes range from the clas­sic and elab­o­rate ‘Blue Christmas’, fea­tur­ing Spode’s Blue Ital­ian line of table­ware, to the min­i­mal­ist-in­spired Golden Ac­cent col­lec­tion that’s all about white dishes paired with gold-dusted or­na­ments (com­plete with glit­tery branches as a ta­ble cen­ter­piece). All table­ware can be bought sep­a­rately so you can mix and match items to suit your taste.

Eastern Mall, 303 Jalan Am­pang, KL (03 4260 4437/janine.com. my); Bangsar Shop­ping Cen­tre, 285 Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandaraya, KL (03 2094 9530).

IKEA

If you’re ready to brave the mad crowds at IKEA, you can prob­a­bly get all your Christmas sup­plies in one go. Start with the re­al­is­tic-look­ing FEJKA ar­ti­fi­cial trees that are priced from RM129 for a 155cm tree, RM249 (180cm) and RM499 (200cm) be­fore mov­ing on to Christmas baubles (RM39.90 for a set of 45). There’s also an ex­ten­sive cat­a­logue of Christmas-themed kitchen­ware and table­ware like rein­deer­shaped bak­ing moulds, plates, nap­kins, aprons and dec­o­ra­tive light­ing. The only other down­side apart from the crowds? Your friends may have ex­actly the same things.

Jalan PJU 7/2, Mu­tiara Da­mansara, PJ (03 7952 7575/ikea.com/my); 2A Jalan Cochrane, KL (03 7952 7575). Mon-Thu, 9.30am-10pm; Fri-Sun, 9.30am-11pm.

Floris­tika

Floris­tika is the go-to place to get a live Christmas tree on the spot. The No­ble fir trees sold here range from four to ten feet tall so you have am­ple op­tions to choose from to fit your space. A stand will be pro­vided once you’ve picked your tree; and if you haven’t got­ten around to buy­ing dec­o­ra­tions, you can opt to have yours dec­o­rated for a small ser­vice fee.

Jalan Liku, off Jalan Riong, Bangsar (03 2287 6113/floris­tika.com.my); 1G Jalan 22A/70A, Desa Sri Har­ta­mas, KL (03 6211 3855).

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