Here's how to host the perfect Christmas party in Nottingham

Suns out, BBQs are fired up and out-of-offices are on in favour of beaches and sunhats, which can only mean one thing - it’s time to plan your work Christmas party 
Joking aside, the earlier you begin planning your Christmas party, the better, especially if you’re working with large numbers or looking to host something extra special. Nottingham is home to lots of exceptional caterers, suppliers and venues to kick off the festivities in – one being our stadium venue, The City Ground, where work Christmas parties in Nottingham come alive.  


In this blog, we share our five top tips for planning the perfect Christmas party, and how our Nottingham venue could make it happen. 

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1. Food: Add fun twists to Christmas classics

We’ve decided to start here because what’s Christmas if it doesn’t involve scrumptious food and drink?

The work Christmas party is an excuse to exercise some culinary creativity and put a fun spin on festive favourites. From
champagne and festive canapes followed by a three-course banquet to street food and dessert stations washed down with mulled wine, there are many combinations and styles of dining to choose from.
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2. Atmosphere: Set the tone with considered details

The atmosphere is often overlooked, but when planned intentionally, it can transform an otherwise typical festive do into an occasion the office will remember.

Do you envision a chic and sophisticated atmosphere, lending itself to a formalised structure and a sit-down dinner, or
perhaps something more casual with food stations, a lively bar and dancing? It may seem daunting to decide on a specific theme or style, but you can use it to inform the entire event going forwards – from the food and welcome drinks to the venue and entertainment. 
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3. Convenience: Make sure the event is easy to attend

While this is likely our least exciting consideration for planning your Nottingham Christmas party, ensuring your event is convenient for attendees will allow them to soak in the celebrations.

Start by ensuring the location is right – are you looking to host your Christmas party in Nottingham centre or somewhere on the outskirts? What are the transport options like to get there? Hosting out of the centre can be nice – especially if you find a stately home with stunning grounds – but this can be a real inconvenience. Consider offering transport and accommodation, or if your numbers are small, why not hire a party bus to kick off the festivities earlier?

4. Entertainment: Keep spirits high with organised fun

As a major UK city, you’ll find Nottingham has many suppliers in the entertainment industry, from DJs to magicians.

Think about the kind of entertainment your colleagues will appreciate, whether
that’s a string quartet to play as guests sip on champagne, a photo booth to keep people laughing, or a live band that will get everyone one the dancefloor. Do a simple Google search to find suppliers or ask your venue if they have any they’d recommend. Picking a supplier that has been to your venue before is often a safer bet.
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5. Décor: Get creative with event styling

Considering your event’s theme or style, get creative with lighting, drapery and any thematic elements to foster a festive atmosphere.

Alternatively, you
can’t go wrong with traditional Christmas decorations and an elegantly dressed tree. If time is tight or you need some inspiration, why not round up a team of colleagues to help or outsource styling to a professional?

Why The City Ground is a great venue for a Christmas party in Nottingham

When it comes to hosting a truly magical Christmas party in Nottingham, The City Ground is a popular choice. Our venue includes all styles of rooms for hire, from the substantial, 300-capacity Legends Lounge to our intimate, pitch-view executive boxes for up to 8. You’ll also find state-of-the-art facilities, an expert events team and access to some of the top Christmas party options Nottingham has on offer.  
When it comes to food and drink, your party will experience catering from our partners and sustainable event specialists, Levy UK + Ireland. From traditional festive fare to innovative twists on classic cuisine, our team of award-winning chefs is committed to creating planet-friendly culinary experiences to remember. 


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