Christmas is around the corner and we want to help you plan the perfect party for you and your colleagues.

We sat with one of our Sales Managers, Natalie to find out the top tips to consider when planning your next Christmas party…

  1. Budget
    Once you’ve decided a budget, there’s one thing to bear in mind during the entire planning process – value for money! It’s safe to say most people expect a corporate Christmas party to be a big, glamorous end-of-year event to celebrate the year’s successes so it’s imperative to spend wisely. Secure the most important things first, for example venue, entertainment etc. That way, all the other smaller details are added bonuses.Want to save yourself more time and money? Try and book an all-in-one service that offer package deals. Take a look at the Christmas packages Carden Park offer on our offers page.
  2. Number of guests
    When it comes to a work Christmas party, the guest list shouldn’t be so difficult to decide upon. However, one thing to consider is whether or not to invite plus ones. Although it’s fairly uncommon nowadays, depending on how big your budget it is, it’s definitely a nice treat for staff to be able to invite a loved one or a friend.
  3. Venue
    Now that the budget and guest list are finalised, narrow down a number of suitable venues in the local area, that way people won’t complain about transport to and from a venue out of the way. Or an even better option, choose a hotel as a venue.Carden Park offers an ideal venue for Christmas events, with 198 bedrooms and situated within 1,000 acres of countryside which means people are less likely to wander off to other bars and leave the party early.
  4. Entertainment
    One of the few things that can make or break the evening is the entertainment. Guests can live without expensive champagne toasts and red carpets, but a lack of great entertainment will definitely have everyone making a bee line for the exit. Whether it’s a band, magician or a caricature artist, investing in this element will ensure your guests have a fantastic time and set the tone for the entire evening.
  5. Theme
    Go big or go home! If you want your event to be remembered, set a theme that will dazzle your guests in even the finest of details. From invitations to centrepieces, ensure each element links to one another and is part of the bigger picture. However, if your budget doesn’t allow for fancy light displays and LED dance floors, keep it classic and subtle.

If you want more information on Christmas parties at Carden, get in touch with the team today on 01829 731555 or find out more here.

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