Fun Christmas Party Ideas
When you’re getting ready to celebrate the festive period there’s no better way to get ready than to plan a Christmas party that will live long in the memory. To get you off to a flying start we’re going to give you a few hints and tips from the pros that will have your party talked for all the right reasons!
Choose Your Theme
Every list of fun Christmas party ideas should be bursting full of weird and wonderful themes that are sure to get people talking. You could go for a classic kids party, a winter wonderland, fancy dress; no matter what you have in mind this is the time of year to make it happen. The great thing about the festive period is that people are ready and willing to give anything and everything a try in the name of Christmas. This makes it the ideal time to bring everyone together and do something a little different. Get creative and you’re sure to come up with something truly special.
Hand Out the Goodie Bags
Everyone loves a present at this time of year, and what better way to get everyone smiling than to hand out some goodie bags on the way out? Sweets, crackers, party hats, or maybe a help yourself pick n mix station? you name it people will love it as they head off into the night. Not only is it a great way to thank people for coming, it also ensures they leave happy and tell their friends about the amazing night they’ve had. With just a little time and effort on your part, you’re sure to see the contents of the goody bags being shared all over Facebook before you’ve even got home.
Create An Amazing Centrepiece
Every party needs a centrepiece that gets people lining up to take a selfie with it. Think big and bold so that your centrepiece can be seen from across the room all evening. If you’re trying to make a real impact then have it in the line of sight of the entrance so that it’s one of the first things your guests see when they walk in the door. For the best effect you’ll want to keep things festive; think along the lines of inflatable snow globe hire and you’ll be amazed at the impression you can make on your guests!
Offer Plenty of Sweet Treats
Everyone loves a drink and a dance at a party, but nothing compares to satisfying a sweet tooth. If you want to really make an impression on your guests then make sure you have plenty of tasty morsels to tempt their taste buds. By all means include all the savoury classics like sausage rolls, crisps and so on; but don’t forget the fun stuff! Cake, chocolate, sweets; you name it people will try it if you offer it to them. Not only is this a great way to get people talking and mingling, it’ll also ensure that you see smiling faces from wall to wall as your guests dance the night away.
Be Creative With Your Decorations
The location is one of the things that really make a party, and there’s no better way to make the most of your venue than to decorate it from top to bottom. Tinsel, baubles, and a Christmas tree are all givens, but if you really want to push the boat out then why not look into Christmas prop hire? By adding some large decorations around the edges of the dance floor you’ll be able to create a unique look that your guests will instantly fall in love with. Ideal if you want your party to be the talk of the town for years to come.
Add in Some Games
Deep down we’re all really just big kids, aren’t we? Give anyone half a chance to let their hair down and play a few games over Christmas with their friends and colleagues and you’ll be amazed at the number of people who jump at the opportunity. The great thing about this time of year is that the options really are endless. You could try to pin the tail on Rudolph, Santa’s very own cash grabber, or even a selection of giant indoor games. Any Christmas prop hire company will be bursting full of ideas that you can use so that your party is the best night out of the year. Just make sure you plan your layout so there’s plenty of space!
Don’t Forget the Music!
No Christmas party would be complete without a festive soundtrack playing in the background all night long. Get all the old classics lined up but be sure to mix things up with a few hits that are in the charts right now. Getting the right balance is all about having plenty of tunes that will pull people out of their seats to do some serious dancing, plus some of the old classics that will get everyone excited about the big day that’s fast approaching. Give a bit of thought to the timings so that you get people dancing after they’ve enjoyed their food and you’re sure to see plenty of happy people showing off their moves on the dance floor.
Are You Going to be Outdoors?
Winter isn’t necessarily the time of year that springs to mind when you think of an outdoor party, but if you want your outside spaces to look their best then nows the time to plan your decorations. Looking into Christmas prop hire would be a great way to decorate a large outdoor space on a budget. With people spending the bulk of their time indoors in the warm but popping outside every now and again you’ll want to have these areas looking their best. A few large props would be a great way to carry on your theme without having to spend a lot of time and money getting that festive look.
Hopefully, this has given you plenty of bright ideas and sparks of inspiration. Now it’s over to you to throw the Christmas party of the century!
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