Here's how to host the perfect Christmas party in Nottingham
In this blog, we share our five top tips for planning the perfect Christmas party, and how our Nottingham venue could make it happen.
1. Food: Add fun twists to Christmas classics
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.
2. Atmosphere: Set the tone with considered details
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.
3. Convenience: Make sure the event is easy to attend
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
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.
5. Décor: Get creative with event styling
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
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