Turkey, crackers and of course Christmas parties are what spring to mind when you think of Christmas...right? So for the best Christmas party you need to start planning ahead - It is never too soon to start planning your party and an early booking is definitely a good idea to ensure you secure your preferred party date and avoid any disappointment.
Christmas is the pinnacle of entertainment and excitement for people of all ages. If its entertainment and excitement you’re looking for you have an endless supply of Christmas party ideas to wow you’re co-workers with.
Christmas parties are an absolute must for companies, whatever their size. A night out to remember at Christmas is an excellent way of saying a big thank you to your staff for all the hard work they have put in over the year and developing a high level of team spirit. In order to organise the perfect party you need to follow a few simple steps.
Firstly the budget will determine most of your decisions, the first of which being the venue, which is important in catering for the number of people attending as well as location. When planning the venue you should take into consideration where guests are travelling from and how easy it is for them to get to the venue as well as the ease of arranging transport or overnight stay. You could opt for taking advantage of a free venue finding service that some event management companies provide. We all know planning a Christmas party is a time consuming process, so by asking for help in recommending venues that meet your criteria as well as providing you with availability, costs, menus and offering solutions to transport problems you could have half the night planned for you without lifting a finger.
Naturally the theme of any party is essential to the fun and effort made. Themed parties are always popular and add a different dimension to the evening so whether you want the typical Christmas theme or choose something a little different - you should let people know long before the date of the party so they have a chance to plan their outfit. A well-executed theme can often be an icebreaker and sets the tone for the party.
Food and drink is important at any party so ensuring you plan ahead will pay off in the end and you will be able to enjoy yourself all night without having to worry about any problems. A sit down meal is very popular for work Christmas parties and is always an appropriate option. Remember to always establish if anyone has any specific dietary requirements before the event day, as this can be an unnecessary headache for both the guest and the service staff if the venue or caterer has not been informed.
Get into the Christmas Spirit:
The entertainment and food can all be themed from Ice sculptures to vodka luges, which go well with winter themes to different coloured chocolate fountains to enhance the mood - there really is no end to the possibilities.
Being given the task of organising your office Christmas party can be daunting and it is not something you want to leave to the last minute as popular dates in December very quickly get booked up so by planning ahead you will save yourself a lot of stress if you book long before the chosen date.
Whether you want a wild party atmosphere with the emphasis on dancing and drinking or something a little more low-key, perhaps a sophisticated dining experience in intimate surroundings you will find it if you plan and book in advance.
Christmas really is a time for reflection and reconciliation as well as a great opportunity to let your hair down and party hard - so plan the perfect Christmas party and enjoy yourself.