Tips for the Perfect Christmas Party

We have clients that plan their Christmas Parties from January to December, but irrespective of the time of year we are always asked what we think makes a good Christmas Party. So here are our Top Ten Tips for planning your Christmas Office Party:

Know Your Audience
This is critical, are you inviting your immediate team of 10 or the whole company. Think about their age, sex and geographical location. A trendy new club opening might suit some but not all!

Location, Location, Location
If you are not providing accommodation think about how everyone will get home. Make it easy for everyone to get there on time and get home safely. Clear instructions on the nearest tube and train as well as taxi numbers are essential.

This is where we often help companies by providing a theme and entertainment. From #fancydress to #photobooths, we know how to get the party started.

Don’t forget to check when the venue closes. It might be great that they go on until 2am, but can people still get home then?

At Flourish we love a theme and recommend one to bring the party together, a few we love are Aplinedelights, Winterwonderland, Santas Grotto, Superheroes, GreatGatsby

The Little Touches
From name place cards to menu cards, the little touches never go unnoticed and turn a good party into a great party.

Dress Code
Don’t forget to tell people what to wear, why not theme your party around a colour as an alternative to Black Tie?

Dietary Requirements
Always remember to cater for everyone, from vegetarians to Halal, you want to ensure every guest is looked after and enjoys their dinner.

Plans and Printing
Inevitably there are always last minute changes so have a good plan in place for last minute changes where printing is concerned. From the table plan to the name place cards be prepared to amend!

Communications are key
When you get wrapped up in the planning sometimes you forget to tell everyone the necessary details. Christmas is a busy time for everyone so get the save the date out as soon as you can, and follow up with a fun and informative confirmation. Don’t forget to create a buzz internally, why not give a hint to the theme of the Christmas Party in the communications leading up to the big day?

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