Whoever is looking after your company Christmas party has got the best job (not that we’re biased of course) as they get to choose from the most unusual Christmas party venues in London for your office Christmas party. You can really go to town with the festivities and ‘out of the box’ ideas. If you’re looking for unusual Christmas party venues in London, you’re in the right place.
But what makes Christmas party venues in London so unique? Well, the location, looks, and style of the venue for one, but it’s all about that personal touch…
Here are ten of our top festive and unique ideas on how you can elevate your company Christmas Party to top last years’.
- A festive welcome
It is no secret that first impressions mean everything. So, make your Christmas party first impression the best yet. From unique entertainment such as a red-carpet entrance with fake paparazzi to wow to make your guests feel like top celebs, to a festive, warming arrival drink. Mulled wine is old news, why not make a personalised company cocktail? Or better yet… cocktails! Personalisation is all you need for an insta-worthy party and a night to remember.
2. End of year Praise
Why not host your very own Oscar award night? This gives your Christmas party a level of anticipation as colleagues vote for fellow colleagues for award categories. You can go as creative and humorous as you like for this. Have you been working on a big project throughout the year that you could feature and give employees the recognition they deserve? There could be personalised awards, prizes and plenty of fun to get your party going.
3. Location is Key
One very big aspect to consider when planning your Christmas party is ensuring you have considered those late party goers and whether you are in a good location for after parties. It also means if you have guests that want to paint the town red after your party finishes, they can do with bars and nightclubs on your doorstep. Or, consider venues who can host a late license.
4. Scrap the Crackers
Sustainability is more important now than ever. Think sustainable when planning your party this year. Why not scrap the crackers and instead have digital conversation cards which provide even more laughter, and you miss out the average prizes no one really uses… such as a tiny plastic comb. Go plant based. To make a real impact, why not make your Christmas menu fully plant based, you can have some delicious plant-based menus which can be just as delicious as your turkey and pigs in blankets. Make the pigs in blankets vegan!
5. Christmas Carols
There is nothing more festive than a good old festive carol! Why not teach your guests a simple personalised Christmas carol? It will certainly help get the party going. Form a committee of employees before the Christmas party and create some musical magic. You might even want to create a Christmas music video before the Christmas party to show on the evening.
6. Personalise the Evening
Like we said, personalisation is everything for an event. From personalised neon signs, menus, place cards and pictures in the room of colleagues and company events across the last year. All of these details do not go unnoticed, and it makes for a successful event. Perhaps you could create a company montage, or each department could submit something to showcase at the party.
7. Interactive Christmas Dessert Station
Think gingerbread houses, mince pies, Christmas pudding and more! Nothing says Christmas more than some festive treats. If you are opting with a seated dinner, perhaps leave off the seated and plated dessert as this not only allows for more time dancing, but it also means doing something interactive. The famous dessert stations at one of the most unique Christmas party venues in London, 41 Portland Place even feature dry ice, giving it that real winter feel.
8. Quiz Time
Keep it classic and create a company Christmas quiz! This means involving all guests and helping enhance the party through some team activity and fun. The categories could be anything you can think of, generic Christmas categories, a music quiz or a festive company quiz personalised to your very own company. Organising a Christmas party on top of usual day to day work is hard enough, so find some fellow colleagues help pull this together.
9. Standing Style Options
After the last couple of years we have experienced with covid, it is a fantastic idea to have a standing style party. Our tip would be to ensure that you provide enough catering for guests. For example, we wouldn’t recommend canapes only. A mixture of canapes, bowl food and a dessert station is a fantastic mix of catering. This also allows your guests much more time to mingle rather than being at tables.
Magicians are always a hit at large events such as weddings and parties. Having a magician to roam your Christmas party will entertain guests. Roaming bands during your drinks reception who take song requests will always get the party started. It is always a nice surprise to have some additional entertainment that is kept a secret.
There we have it! Ten ideas for you to bring your Christmas do up a notch. But if you’re looking for unique Christmas party venues in London, then GoAskeve is your one-stop-shop for all your venue questions, queries, and searches. Drop us an email or a call for all your unique Christmas party venues questions.