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December has hit and that can only mean one thing. It’s the party season! You can feel the festivities starting to begin, the advent calendars are out, the Christmas trees are decorated, and the party invitations are piling up. It really ‘tis the season to be jolly, and we love it.

So, with the party season upon us it got the Big Smoke Events thinking. What really makes a good Christmas party? Because let’s face it we have all been to plenty that have been average, were you left early giving a pathetic excuse like “my dogs sick”, just so you didn’t have to take your turn on the karaoke machine. So, we have established 5 things that make a GREAT Christmas party and you should defiantly follow a few.

Number 1 – PLENTY of Food and Drink (and throw some alcohol in there too).

There is nothing worse that arriving to a party and all the food has gone and there is barely any alcohol left! Over order if the party is for a large group and any leftovers can be office treats on Monday.

Number 2 – Christmas Theme

It only comes around once a year and secretly people love digging out their Christmas jumpers and Santa outfits. So, whether you decide to include a disco filled with Christmas songs or enough mince pies for everyone, it defiantly adds to the festive fun, but I would advise avoiding the mistletoe.

Number 3 – Add an extra touch of sparkle

When you put the effort in people will notice and trust me it will be worth it. Why not try adding little extra things that will go a long way. Perhaps hiring a photographer, making goodie bags, or even simple things like having a cloak room will make all the difference, and really will make your Christmas party great.

Number 4 – Plan transportation

This might seem simple or obvious to some, but it is often forgotten. Making your Christmas party easy for your guests really is the fire on top of the Christmas pudding. It makes everyone’s day or night much easier, reducing any stress for things like parking or getting lost, certainly, something to include.

Number 5 – Always include a fun activity

These really get the party started and bring everyone together for some festive fun. It doesn’t matter what entertainment you’ve got, it’s always better to have something planned than nothing at all. It will be something to talk about the next day and will always put a smile on your guests faces. So, whether you choose one of our Christmas filled scavenger hunts or a magician for your party entertainment, it will defiantly make your ‘do’ a great one!