20 November 2018

Four ways to make Christmas easy

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – and can also be the most stressful! We’ve cut out some of the hard work and come up with four great ways to make this your easiest Christmas yet.

To get you excited for the festive season, we’ve created the ultimate Christmas Spotify playlist. You can even use this to bring the holiday spirit to your Christmas lunch or dinner! Click here to listen, or search for Lotterywest on the Spotify app.

Do you struggle to find gifts that all your family and friends like? Well, look no further than the Lotterywest scratchie wreath! Follow the steps in our video below to get all your pressies sorted in one go.

Christmas is the time for good food and good company, and while the stockings may be bulging with chocolate and lollies, we all want to make sure there are healthy options for our family on Christmas. Along with your favourite dips, this tasty veggie platter will go down a treat with the whole clan - and looks great too!


3 cups of broccoli

1 punnet of cherry tomatoes

A yellow capsicum, cut into strips

1 ½ cups of cauliflower

Celery cut into appropriate size to use as a trunk - we used one large piece, but celery sticks work as well.

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Preparing your tree

  1. Give the veggies a quick wash and dry.
  2. Trim the broccoli and cauliflower to the size of your liking.
  3. Depending on how everyone likes their veggies, cook them appropriately. We like them raw, some like them steamed - both are great!
  4. Use the cauliflower to lay a bed of 'snow' on your plate.
  5. Put the celery in your snow to create your tree trunk.
  6. Now, use the broccoli to create the body of your tree.
  7. Put the cherry tomatoes, evenly spread, in rows over the body of your tree.
  8. Finally, slice your capsicum and use to create a star at the top of your tree.
  9. Serve with your favourite dips and watch as it disappears!

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