So we know it’s only May. But the saying goes, ‘Fail to prepare, prepare to fail (the Christmas party)’ doesn’t it?

And while the winter chill, mince pies and dark nights seem far off now, it’s never too early to plan.

So while you might think we’re crazy for even mentioning the ‘C’ word, think again. Before you take our word for it, here’s some method to the madness:

Set The Right Date

There are a lot of people involved in festive get togethers, from organisers to guests, and everyone in between. Setting a date early will give you an advantage when securing your perfect venue. Also, calendars should be fairly clear, avoiding the risk of an empty party if you leave it too late.

Ask For Feedback

When you do get the date out there, use it as an opportunity to ask for feedback on previous events. This means you can make this year’s party even better than any before. Ensuring it’s the most memorable yet. Giving this feedback to your venue of choice can help them create the perfect party package for you.

Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone

While you could have the party in the office, and save some costs, it might not be the best idea. There should be a line between work and play, and hosting your ‘do’ in the office might blur those lines. To avoid this, it’s best to choose a venue that suits your needs. The right space, drink and food on offer can change everything, so to make your party memorable, the venue is needs to be right.

When It Comes To Food, Get It Right

There’s no great party without an unforgettable selection of food. So it pays off to plan in advance. Take some time to look through catering menus. Decide on what would work best at your party, be it canapés, street food or even a hot buffet. Don’t forget that lots of people have dietary restrictions, so make sure you have a little bit of everything, including vegan and gluten-free options, no one wants to be left out of the festive feast!

St Paul’s Social, Liverpool

So while you have plenty of time to get thinking about throwing the best party the office has even seen, it doesn’t hurt to get ahead of the rest. 

Interested? Our hospitality sites can cater for a wide range of groups and occasions, including Christmas parties. With a great selection food and drink packages on offer, tailored to you and your team, you’re bound to find something everyone will love. 

Find out more about what we offer at St Paul’s Social in Liverpool and East Parade Social in Leeds

East Parade Social, Leeds

Sarah Hetherington

Sarah Hetherington

Marketing Associate at Avenue HQ

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