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HOW TO HOST THE MOST MEMORABLE CHRISTMAS PARTY

Written by Stephanie Papadopoulos on 10th July 2017

Organising the office Christmas party can feel like a daunting task. It’s one of your colleagues’ most anticipated social events of the year and quite simply, it needs to be brilliant. Luckily, there are lots of things you can do to make sure you put on an amazing evening for everyone.

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Gifts

We all know it’s the giving not the receiving that counts, but let’s not pretend we don’t all love getting presents too! Organising a secret Santa takes very little time, leaves your budget intact and means everyone gets to go home with something with which to remember the night. At No.4 Hamilton Place, we have a fabulous mezzanine area which could be dressed as a Santa’s grotto. You could hire a Father Christmas to give out the gifts, or even better, get one of the team to dress up as a surprise…

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Music

Getting the music right will help you set the tone and atmosphere for your perfect Christmas party. Whether you opt for a choir singing carols, a live band playing seasonal pop classics or a DJ with a playlist of dance tunes, it’s one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make so don’t leave it until the last minute. With any entertainment booking, try to watch the act live or at least on video before making a commitment.

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Something spectacular

To make sure your Christmas party goes down as one to remember, a stand-out, extraordinary event is a sure-fire winner. How about giving your guests a real Winter Wonderland with fake snow? At No.4 Hamilton Place, our Terrace would be the perfect place to give your team a frosty surprise. Provide guests with large, outdoor coats to borrow while they enjoy a warm cider outside and you’ll have everyone talking about your party for years to come.

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Theming

Christmas parties aren’t just your average event. It’s when organisers need to pull out all the stops and this is hugely important when considering theming. At No.4 Hamilton Place this year, our Christmas Terrace package gives organisers the choice of either a European or South American menu and Winter Wonderland-themed décor in out stunning outside space. The price includes fabulous lighting, a heated marquee and of course, Christmas novelties.

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Catering

It goes without saying that food and drink are exceptionally important at any event, but particularly at Christmas. Don’t underestimate the pleasure really great food and drink will bring to your guests so if there’s any room in your budget, this is one area to consider splashing out on. Our catering company, Dish, can provide canapes, buffet and bowl food, but for those wanting to push the boat out, their sit-down, three course meals are well worth the extra. See if anything on our Christmas menus tempts you to upgrade

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Photography

After all the effort you’ve put into your party, make sure it gets well documented so everyone can remembers the night and shares their memories. We’ve got a handful of fabulous photographers who know our venue inside out and are great at capturing the fun and atmosphere of a great party. Make sure you speak to us about our trusted suppliers when you book your No.4 Hamilton Place Christmas party.

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Get in touch

Call our Events Team to talk to us about our Christmas packages, or, if you’ve got something else in mind, they are always happy to create bespoke events. Contact us on +44(0)20 7670 4314 or email [email protected].