Planning a Christmas party can be a stressful and time-consuming undertaking. You want to make sure everyone has a great time, fantastic memories to laugh about well into the new year. To take some of the pressure off, we’ve put together a quick list of things to consider that will help you plan a Christmas party your friends, family and colleagues will never forget!
1. It’s never too early to start.
Like we said, planning a party can be extremely stressful, especially when you need to take into consideration a date, time, and location that works for everybody. The earlier you start, therefore, the more time you have to plan an amazing party. This is even more important when planning possibly the biggest event of the year; The Christmas Party. Now, just to be clear, when we say begin your planning early, we don’t mean the middle of summer, but it’s good to start thinking through your options around September/October to find the best deal for you.
2. Location, location, location.
A Christmas party is a great opportunity to spend time with family, friends, and even your co-workers. Rather than worrying about the catering and entertainment in your home, or at your office, hiring a venue will give you the freedom to enjoy yourself and the party you planned. Locations that specialise in events like this will often include food, drink, and even decoration in the booking price.
3. Consider a theme.
We all love an excuse to dress up, whether you opt for smarter evening dress, or crazy Christmas jumpers, a theme could be an exciting talking point for your guests and will definitely leave you with some great photographs at the end of the night. Having a theme will make your decoration, entertainment, and even music choice easier, and you could even include a costume competition for all your guests!
4. Don’t settle for sub-par food.
Whether you opt for a sit-down meal or a buffet affair, your choice of food and drink could make or break your Christmas do. It can also be extremely challenging to make sure that everyone’s dietary requirements are met. To avoid any mix-ups, make sure to check through the menu provided by your venue or catering company carefully, possibly even taste testing if they give you the option. Doing this will make sure you have a menu that everyone will love, with plenty of choices for all!
5. Enthralling entertainment
So, you’ve picked your location, your theme is set, and you know the food is going to be a hit, but what about some entertainment? Having music playing throughout can be great, but if you don’t have anything else planned your guests could get bored. Hiring a performer, DJ, or even just inviting your guests to some classic party games will get everyone involved and into the festive spirit, and ensure you all have a great time throughout the night!
Here at Montpellier Lodge in Cheltenham, we have everything you could possibly need to make your office Christmas party the event of the year. Our excellent value 2017 Festive Package upgrade will provide you with all the tools to make an unforgettable event for you and your colleagues, from fantastically festive food and drink, including our delicious Winter ML Punch and gorgeous wine list, to a beautiful atmosphere, and exciting games for everyone! We’re even feeling extra generous, so if you book before the 31st October and you will receive a 15% discount on pre-ordered wine. At Montpellier Lodge, we’ll go the extra mile to deliver a festive party that you will never forget!
This offer runs from 21st November to 30th December 2017, so to avoid disappointment make your reservation today with a mere deposit of £10 per person (non-refundable). Contact the team on 01242 262 666, or visit Montpellier Lodge website to make an enquiry today!