The size of your budget will have a huge impact on your choice of venue, catering and amount of Christmas spirit flowing! Be warned, when it comes to Christmas party packages, the phrase “you get what you pay for” is usually the case. Don’t be misled when you’re told prices start at £35 a head! This is usually for a very basic 3 course dinner with all extras added on. Once you’ve totted up all of the additions, you might want to go for something a little more expensive with everything included. This is where we can discuss your budget and your party priorities and help guide you through the realm of ‘off the shelf’ party packages vs doing something totally bespoke.
BUDGET SAVING TIPS:
It might be worth considering ‘a stand up and shout’ format, instead of a seated dinner – keeps the party more fluid and gets the party going from outset.
Pick a day earlier in the week as you’re more likely to get a good deal on Monday or Tuesday than later in the week. As well as being better value, you’ll get to see your colleagues in the office the next day for the post party debrief – often the best part of the process!
This is when the budget doesn’t really come into it and the sort of party that we love creating and planning. We will tailor make a party to your exact requirements. We will work with you to find a venue, the right caterers, come up with theming ideas and suggest bands and alternative forms of entertainment to makes sure you get the wow factor. The process can take a little longer, so be prepared to start the process as soon as you can. It might also be worth looking into having it in January, as this is a quiet time, suppliers are keen for the business and everyone is in need of something to look forward to.