Buyers at European retailers have indicated that they will be holding back on bulk orders this winter, aware of the effect that the European financial crisis will have on people’s ability to spend during the Christmas party season. Although the worst affected countries, Greece and Portugal, account for only a small proportion of European Christmas purchases, larger economies have been affected by having to bail out those in trouble.
Aware that belts will remain tightened for a sizeable proportion of consumers throughout the festive season, we’ve been busying ourselves ensuring that we deliver a balance of unbeatable value and high quality across our Christmas parties this year so that everybody can have a great night out with their friends and colleagues and not pay the Earth. We wanted to provide you with a huge range of parties with really interesting themes, great food and a whole host of live entertainment to boot. So with that in mind, we’ve teamed up with a renowned national supplier to promote a range of 2011 Christmas parties in far flung locations such as Newcastle, Southampton, Reading and London, areas in which we feel the cost of a Christmas party has increased a little too much of late, to bring you nights such as Moonlit In Marrakesh, One Night In Bangkok and To Russia With Love for considerably less than a standard dinner and dance in a top hotel. These Christmas parties, held in wonderfully themed and purpose-built party venues, come loaded with all you could possibly want from a festive event and more; wonderful food, stilt-walkers, aerial trapeze artists, dancers and live bands, not to mention fun casinos, dodgems and the best Christmas party discos.
That doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten about those larger companies with the budgets to match, oh no. London Christmas parties in particular are shaping up to be the most lavish we’ve seen yet. From exclusive parties held at the summit of the famous ‘Gherkin’ to dinner amongst the wax celebrities of Madame Tussauds and cruises along the Thames, a 2011 London Christmas party is money well spent in our book, so if you are able to stretch those pockets a little further you won’t be disappointed. And remember, Christmas parties are tax deductible up to £150 per head, so you can impress your boss by telling them that you’ll be saving them money as well. Job done!