It may only be October, but the Christmas party season is right around the corner and many businesses are finalising their festive social calendars. Whether your office Christmas party is all booked or you’re only just starting to think about it, here are a few tips for those touches that will to make your event a truly special occasion!
Christmas dinner present-ed well!
You may be deciding between a buffet and a sit down meal for your work Christmas do, we love both and would also suggest a market-style street food arrangement, which always goes down well. For something with the wow factor, why choose to present dessert in a box, wrapped up like Christmas presents? Unwrapping pudding is bound to cause a buzz around the room!
“Festive balloons are a fantastic way to make a big impact on a room and instantly create a party atmosphere.” says Bien Venue Account Manager, Melissa. “Bubblegum Balloons are one of my favourite suppliers to work with; they’re so creative and can provide anything from a subtle, ‘White Christmas’ theme to a hundred floating Rudolphs!” Balloons can make great table centres too and large arrangements can gives rooms a neat focal point.
Christmas party drinks
It’s not Christmas without a cocktail or two! Why not hire mixologists to serve bespoke cocktails at your party. Better yet, give the whole gathering a fun experience with mixing lessons for themselves. We find gin tastings also go down very well as a staff Christmas activity. And if it’s laughs you’re looking for a blindfolded cocktail making competition will bring the house down!
Let it snow!
Fake snow on tables etc can create a very cosy feel if done right. Why not create a winter wonderland on the dancefloor? Hire a snow canon and set it off just as everyone’s got their dancing shoes on, or at the end of the night as fitting finale!
Ask for more!
Always ask what more we can do for you! Many venues can provide fun, quirky extra touches that will have the office talking for week and it’s always worth asking them (or us!) what is possible! Bien Venue Account Manager, Hayley often recommends Drink Shop Do for a London-based Christmas party. “They’ve got so many fun activities, from musical bingo and bespoke quizzed to an actual rodeo reindeer! Clients have a ball when they book here!”
For businesses who are based in the North West, Melissa also recommends booking tables at the impressive Manchester Central Christmas party experiences. This year’s theme is Zulu Sundance and features a performance by Tanzanian artists, generous catering and even fairground rides in the venue itself! When booking through an event agency like Bien Venue you can sort everything at once; travel to and from the venue and even overnight accommodation in Manchester should you need. One point of contact organising every aspect of your evening means less fuss and more fun for you!
Eat, drink and be merry!
Have our tips inspired you to get creative with your company’s Christmas party? We hope so! If you’d like some help arranging anything or everything, plus for industry insider information on outstanding venues across the UK that still have availability don’t hesitate to contact us a Bien Venue with the form below or call 01625 877776 today. We love to help you plan the perfect celebration of your workplace and whatever you do this festive season we hope a great time is had by all!