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Wichita Holiday Survival Guide

Written and Provided by Cassy Rohr, with J.P. Weigand & Sons

Along with the cold, December tends to bring a dizzy array of holiday demands.  Leaving many to wonder how they will ever be completely prepared for the parties, presents and much anticipated holiday guests that are soon to arrive.

In effort to enjoy this wonderful time of year to it’s fullest, may we suggest handing off a few of those holiday tasks?  From cleaning your home, cooking, local gift buying and catering, we’ve created a Wichita Holiday Survival Guide!

Need a single room or your entire house cleaned ASAP?  Cleaning Buddy is an on-demand, a la carte cleaning service that is easy as 1,2,3.  Enter your address, choose your date and time and book your cleaning service.   Click HERE to download the Cleaning Buddy app and book your cleaning service now!

Locally Found Gifts

Still have stockings left to stuff?  Here are a few local gift ideas!

Wichita Flag Stemless Red Wine Glass – Found at The Workroom ICT – $8.00/each

Pickwick & Co. Candles – Found at Bungalow26 – $24.00

Bottle of Elderberry Wine – Found at Wyldewood Cellars

Personalized Stationary from Maxine’s

J.Andrew The Tibetan Stack Bracelet – $49.00

Oak & Pie Gift Card

1 lb. of “Anniversary Blend” Coffee from The Spice Merchant & Co. – $14.00

Rainbow Maker – Found at Lucinda’s – $34.00

Comic Book Kit Found at Imagine That Toys – $19.99

30 Minute Therapeutic Massage from The Pushy Goat – $45.00

Polar Camel 30 oz Grip Tumbler – Found at Woodard Mercantile – $12.99 – Woodard Mercantile will also personalize your Polar Camel Tumbler with your name for $8.00.

Need more gift ideas?  Read “25 Local Gifts in Wichita Under $25: For anyone” by Matt Riedl with the Wichita Eagle or “Shop ICT 2018: A Wichita Holiday Shopping Guide” by Wichita Moms Blog!

How Much Food Should I Make?

It’s often a question about how much food should be prepared for an event.  Follow these “Rules of Thumb” to ensure there is an even spread!

Turkey or Ham – Having 1 pound per guest is typical.  However, if you’re hosting big eaters or are anticipating left overs, prepare 1 ½ pounds per person instead.

Potatoes – Allow 1/2 pound of raw potatoes per person.  This will translate to approximately 6 to 8 oz of cooked potatoes per guest.

Gravy – 1/2 cup per person will guarantee all potatoes will be smothered!

Pie – A 9 inch pie plate typically serves six. However, if you anticipate your guest to be light eaters, a 9 inch pie plate will easily serve 8.

Let Dillons take grocery shopping off your plate!  Click HERE to place your grocery order online and schedule a time to simply pick it up and go!  I have personally tried Clicklist and love the convenience of this service.

Clicklist Pickup Locations:

Dillons Market Place Rock Rd./Central Ave. – 7707 E Central Ave., Wichita, KS 67206

Dillons Market Place 21st/Maize – 10222 W 21st St. N., Wichita, KS 67205

Holiday Meals on Wheels

Looking to avoid the stress and mess of the holiday meal without sacrificing the traditional dishes?  Have your meal catered!

Dillons – Order online or call 877-894-3707. Orders must be placed 48 hours in advance and picked up by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24th.  Click HERE to view holiday dinners available.

Dillons – Click HERE to see all store locations.

Eberly Farm – Let Eberly Farm prepare your holiday Ham, Pulled Pork, or Turkey this season. Call 316-722-3580 to order – Orders must be placed by Wednesday, December 18th and picked up by Tuesday, December 24th by 12:00 p.m.  All pick up orders will be provided with warming instructions.  Call for delivery options.  Click HERE to view carry-out, catering and delivery menu.

Eberly Farm – 316-722-3580 to order – 13111 W 21st St. N., Wichita, KS 67235

Whole Foods – Order online or call 316-630-8484 – Orders must be placed 48 hours ahead of pick up time. Pick up dates are December 19th - 31st.  Click HERE to view meals options.

Whole Foods  – 316-630-8484 – 1423 N Webb Rd. Ste 101, Wichita, KS 67206

Green Acres – Click HERE to select your location and download the order form.  All orders must be turned in by Friday, December 20th and paid for in advance.  Meals need to be picked up before 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24th.

Green Acres  – Click HERE to see all store locations.

We hope this Wichita Holiday Survival Guide helps make the season easier and less stressful for you! We really appreciate Cassy Rohr and J.P. Weigand & Sons sharing this very helpful post with us.

Cassy Rohr

Director of Marketing at J.P. Weigand & Sons

J.P. Weigand & Sons

Phone: (316)262-6400

Address: 150 N. Market, Wichita, KS 67202

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