Add a touch of magic to your holiday flight. Whether you’re flying a private jet for business or pleasure, small details will make your flight merry and cozy. The key to decorating a private jet for the holidays is to keep it simple yet meaningful, because flight attendants must pack away anything that dangles or takes up extra space before takeoff and landing.
- Lighting: Rather than string strands of lights throughout the cabin, ask the flight attendants to change the LED headboard lights to holiday colors.
- Welcome mat: Switch out the traditional mat at the bottom of the airstairs and replace it with a holiday-themed mat. Base the type of mat you choose on the age of those flying with you. Sometimes a simple red-colored or plaid-patterned mat is all you need to spread holiday cheer.
- Holiday linens: Replace the hand towels in the lavatory with towels that are hand-embroidered with fir trees, a snowflake, or a sprig of ivy or mistletoe in one corner. Use a green tablecloth with a red table runner and napkins. If the flight is long and traveler plan to sleep, stock the private jet with red and white bed linens.
- Holiday table: Swap out traditional flowers in a vase for white amaryllis in a birch-bark vase paired with short fir tree branches. If the travelers are lighthearted, they may also enjoy holiday-themed metallic confetti spread along the table runner. Then use matching red and white vintage Currier & Ives transferware plates, bowls and teacups to tie the look together.
- Music: Base the type of holiday music played on ages and preferences of your fellow travelers. If you aren’t sure about their personal tastes, play it safe with soft instrumental music.
- White-colored crudités with buttermilk dip
- Bacon-wrapped dates
- Artichoke dip with winter vegetables
- Yorkshire pudding
- Cheese fondue
- Squash soup with herbed crostini
- Short ribs with a barley pilaf and pickled red cabbage
- Risotto with seafood or chicken
- Maple bacon quiche
- Pork loin with chestnut stuffing with mashed potatoes
- Honey glazed ham with vanilla apple sauce, spaetzle and roasted potatoes
- Eggnog latte
- Spiced apple cider
- Blood orange punch
- Candy cane martini: 1 ¼ ounces vanilla vodka with ¾-ounce peppermint schnapps and 1 ¼ ounces of white crème de cacao; rim the glasses with crushed candy canes
- Hot toddy
- Winter lemonade: ¼ cup cranberries muddled with lemonade and topped off with 2 ounces of whiskey or vodka and a splash of seltzer
- Lemon drop champagne punch
- Almond cookies
- Divinity with dark chocolate chips
- Hazelnut brittle adorned with gold leaf
- Raspberry trifle
- Butterscotch chip cookies
- Chocolate Yule log
- Chocolate truffles with mint, orange, vanilla and praline flavors