Last year I didn't dare have my nice baubles on the tree because Mewster was still so young and bouncy. She is still a lively character but I trust her enough not to jump up the tree or destroy my precious decorations!
I've kept things very minimal this year, lights and maybe ten or fifteen baubles, the tree we bought was really dense and looks great it doesn't need excessive decoration for it to be beautiful. Plus it smells amazing! There have been so many white artificial trees on the blogs I read and they look amazing, at the last car boot sale I went to I was tempted many, many times to buy one, but... I just love the smell of a real tree I don't know if I can do it??