Post # 1
I’m hosting a birthday dinner for a friend at my place on January 4th. We have lots of Christmas decorations up at the moment which doesn’t leave room to decorate for a birthday party.
Would it be better to take down the Christmas decorations and put up birthday decorations up or is it too soon to take down Christmas decorations?
Post # 3
It’s entirely up to you, but any time after Christmas is definitely not “too soon! ” We take ours down after New Year’s Day, no later than the 5th or 6th.
Post # 4
I’m taking mine down this weekend, so that the garbage truck will take our tree on Monday.
Post # 5
I know people who take their decorations down the day after Christmas, but I usually take mine down between mid-to-late January.
For what it’s worth, if you want to keep your decorations up, you can still host a great birthday party.
Post # 6
I take ours down after Jan 6th so that they are up for the entirety of Christmas.
Post # 7
i dont have any family or friends with bdays in Jan that would come to my house. So i usually leave the decor till the new astrological new year starts which is usually anywhere between like Jan 20 and Feb 8ish. This year it will be Feb 8. So they are staying till then. My bro’s bday is Feb 6 but ill be going to his house or our for that. As long as Christmas/New Year stuff is gone before Valentine’s it’s fine. But most of the time the icicle light and snowflakes on the window stay till spring cleaning. The Christmas tree andnother stuff goes before V day 🙂
Post # 8
I usually would leave them up until next weekend(ish) but since I’m off work and don’t have much else to do I will probably do it today.
Post # 9
There are twelve days of Christmas… so they traditionally go up around Christmas Eve, and come down on Epiphany.
Post # 10
Generally my husband ends up taking them down because if I had my choice they would stay up until February, but he wants it down sooner so usually he takes it down. Usually in the first few weeks of January. In your case though I would probably take them down sooner. If we had a reason to take them down I would, but we don’t have birthdays or anything major that we need to do so I don’t see the problem with leaving them up. That said, if you want to leave them up I would just leave them up! It’s your house, and I’m sure you can decorate around it.
Post # 11
I keep my decorations up and music playing until at least January 6th or 7th; growing up, my family and the whole town where I grew up always celebrated the full 12 days of Christmas, so I keep with the tradition. My own birthday is the end of January, so I like to have the tree down before then so that I can distinguish the 2 events. On top of that, this year we have a lot less space in our home, so as much as I love the glow that the tree and the decorations give, I’ll be a bit relieved to take everything down next week and make our living room less cluttered
Post # 13
We cannot bear to take them down this year, it’s just so pretty..
Post # 14
Epiphany, which is the 6th of January
Post # 15
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We take ours down usually the weekend after New Years, which this year happens to fall Jan 2-3. So it’s coming down tomorrow, unfortuantely 🙁 But if we don’t take it down this weekend, we’ll never do it during the week, and I feel like waiting until the following weekend is kinda pushing it.
As for your question, if you did want to keep it up through the party, it’s certainly not weird to have a tree still up Jan 4th 🙂