How to create a unique Christmas party
If you want a standard Christmas party, it can be easy to arrange – find a venue that is hosting Christmas dinner and organising a disco, then book a few tables. However, if you are looking for something a bit more personalised to say ‘thank you’ to your staff for their hard work over the last 12 months, then why not consider creating a bespoke event?
Having provided mouth-watering food and used our event management experience to organise many corporate events and parties, we have put together some ideas to help you create a unique work Christmas party.
All I want for Christmas . . . is some amazing food
Food is one of the most important parts of a successful and fun party . . . you would not expect us to say anything else! With Christmas there are so many options. Of course, you expect to see the traditional turkey and all the trimmings on the menu, but there are ways you can mix this up. For less formal gatherings, but where you would still like your guests to enjoy the all-important pigs in blankets and roast potatoes, our Christmas dinner in a bowl is ideal. If you would like something a bit different that will still get tastebuds tingling, then our seasonal bowl food options also include salmon with crushed potatoes, and roasted butternut squash, sweet potato and vine tomato gnocchi with pesto sauce.
How about going the extra mile and making the food specific for your work team? Do you have a multi-cultural workforce? Bring everyone together by including dishes from around the world. Are you a small team who like a variety of favourite foods? Include your colleagues in the planning and create a menu full of different flavours and dishes.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas . . . at the office
Holding the party at the office has increased in popularity as it can help with employee engagement. However, no matter the location of your Christmas party, a professional event management company can transform it to ensure everyone gets that festive feeling.
Perhaps you would like your employees to experience a winter wonderland that feels like they have been transported to Narnia? Or would you like to transform your boardroom into Santa’s grotto? Whether you are thinking about creating a cosy dining room complete with a fireplace, candles and fully laid dining table, or you want to go all out with a nightclub featuring a fully-stocked bar, casino table and a DJ playing everyone’s favourite Christmas anthems, there is a wealth of possibilities to explore.
Think about a theme that would create a unique party that your staff would remember, then let your Christmas party caterer and event planner do the rest.
Mistletoe and wine . . . and the all-important finishing touches
From edible Santa Claus hat canapes and a cocktail created just for your party, to welcoming your guests with a snow machine and sending them home with personalised festive goody bags or hampers, it is sometimes the finishing touches that are the most memorable from a Christmas party.
To bring colleagues together, consider adding a few Christmas-themed games to the celebrations. These can include a festive quiz, or, for an authentic taste of Christmas tradition, how about getting your Christmas party catering provider to help out with a ‘best decorated gingerbread house’ competition?
Ensure you cover all the extras by working with your event planner to talk about the small things that can make a big difference.
Have yourself a merry little Christmas . . . with memorable Christmas party catering
Whether you are a company with more than 100 people or you have a dedicated team of 10, you can rely on us to create a Christmas party full of memories. From curating a menu that is full of luxurious and mouth-watering food to adding the unique finishing touches, learn more about our Christmas party catering services.
If you would like to chat about your plans or you would like us to put together an event to celebrate the festive period, please get in touch with us.