Christmas Party Entertainment

Christmas Party Ideas

Christmas Party Ideas - ‘Tis the season of soap-based gift sets, ill-fated Secret Santas, and of course, the staff Christmas party. If you’ve been tasked with planning the staff Christmas party this year, it can feel like a somewhat daunting task to keep everybody happy and put together something that everyone will not just enjoy, but really remember. A staff Christmas party is a celebration of the end of the year, as well as a way to blow off steam from all those extra hours everyone’s been putting in during the festive season. The best advice when it comes to putting together the office Christmas party is to start planning early and to make sure the party is as inclusive as possible.

Christmas party ideas

Book Early and Book for Everyone

Make sure you get your venue booked as early as possible – it may seem excessive to set a firm choice in October, but don’t forget that almost every company hosts some sort of Christmas party, so dates fill up fast. When it comes to food, try and get some sort of consensus going between colleagues – you can’t just bluster ahead and book something you think would be delicious, because chances are a good 40% of your workmates won’t share your opinion on a good korma.

Christmas party ideas

Christmas Party Entertainment

Far and away, the most important part of any Christmas staff party is the entertainment. If you’re organising a formal sit-down dinner during your celebrations, consider working the entertainment in with the food. You could hire in some singing waiters or even a murder mystery night to entertain your colleagues whilst they eat.

If the real entertainment focus of your party is in the after dinner portion of the evening, a great option is to hire in an experienced party DJ or live band. If you’re worried about pleasing everyone, these are sure fire ways to keep people entertained. If you want to offer something non-musical to your guests, try and find an option that still gets everyone up and mingling together, like a fun casino.

Christmas party ideas

You could even hire a magician that specialises in close up magic to keep everyone entertained without the pressure to get up and dance.

Entertainment tends to be one of the most talked-about parts of any staff Christmas party: for both good and bad reasons. Consider the logistics of your event when you’re choosing your entertainment act – how many guests you have and the free space in the venue will play a huge role in choosing who you hire. Try and have a chat with everyone in the workplace about what kind of entertainment they’d be interested in having, and don’t be afraid to draw on previous staff Christmas parties for inspiration. If everyone loved it last year, chances are they’ll love it again this year.

 

If you need honest advice about putting together a staff Christmas party, we’re only a click or a call away, and don’t forget to check out our blog to find more in-depth information on putting together a memorable festive get together. If you’ve found exactly the right entertainment package for your party, make sure you contact us to check pricing and availability.

 

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