Nordic themed christmas party

The Alternative Approach To Planning a Works Christmas Party

It feels like we’ve only just stowed our suitcases and packed away our beach hats before it’s that time of year when the office taskforce mobilises to start organising the works Christmas bash.

For some it can turn into a full blown military campaign of canapé sampling, venue hunting and intricate excel spreadsheets of dietary requirements.

But even after the most meticulous of campaign planning, the actual event can often fall a little flat. Why? Because, the off-the-shelf Christmas party package you chose doesn’t quite match up to your expectations.

So what’s the alternative? How about building your Christmas event from scratch?

Santas Sleigh At Office Christmas Party

If you build it, they will come

First you need to find your location.  The closest venue with the cheapest package will appeal to the penny pinching Scrooge of the group, but we all know that Christmas isn’t the time to scrimp and save. It’s a time to splurge and say thank you to hard working employees by delivering an evening to remember.

So why not find a fabulous location, hire a luxury marquee and build the event of your dreams.

The beauty of a marquee is that you can place it practically anywhere (subject of course to a full site survey). This could be in your office grounds, in a local farmers field or at one of the many beautiful venues willing to hire out their grounds.

Then, thanks to their modular design, you can create a space that’s exactly the right size and shape to comfortably accommodate your guests and any entertainment you have planned.

Once you have your space nailed down, it’s a case of deciding on a theme. Whether it’s a traditional Winter Wonderland or a Nordic inspired event, your theme will help pull everything together and get everyone in the mood for Christmas.

Winter Wonderland Themed Christmas Party

The next step is to find suppliers to help you deliver your dream. Caterers can be briefed to create a food menu with flair that’s exquisitely matched to your theme. Bartenders can choose drinks and design cocktails to complement the food and ensure everyone enjoys themselves. Decorations will create the ideal ambience and set a magical scene for the evening ahead. Entertainment will bring even the shyest office wallflower out of their shell and into the festive spirit.

So that’s it. The date is set. The location is confirmed. The marquee and suppliers booked. All that’s left to do is to send the invitations to the only Christmas party that counts this season.

Marquees and Pavilions are a supplier of high quality party marquees for hire.  We help to create remarkable events and are with you every step of the way.  We start by surveying your location, to designing a bespoke marquee layout, through to installation and being on hand during the day itself to make sure everything runs without a hitch.

There’s no need to worry about the weather either.  Each of our marquees can withstand rain, wind and snow, and can be fully equipped with everything you could need for your event.  This includes heating, lighting, generators, catering and toilet facilities.