A Christmas party? In August? We know what you’re thinking. As the UK basks in a late-summer heatwave the last thing you want to be thinking about is going to eat turkey and mince pies! Well, the Eventa sales, admin and marketing staff did neither of those things (we had goose and chocolate tart instead!), but we did all head up to the Smoke for a taste of what you lucky lot have got in store for Christmas parties London style this year. The annual Booker’s Ball, hosted by our dear friends at the Ultimate Experience, took place on Wednesday at OXO 2, a wonderful venue hugging the River Thames offering staggering views of the city, as you can see below. It was a chance to say thanks for all the agencies’ hard work and to whet appetites for the Christmas party season ahead. The theme for the evening: Secret Agents!
Things kicked off in style with a Martini (shaken, not stirred) and some excitable chatter amongst guests. Seeing as it was Bond-themed event, head of corporate events Lara and party expert Alishia thought they’d get into character:
The weather for the Christmas party was beautiful and we made good use of the venue’s balcony, enjoying the last of the sunshine before it was time to take our seats for dinner. Sales and admin team Laura, Nicky, Roxie, Jimmy and Alishia are so photogenic we thought it only right to capture them in their natural party environment:
Without further ado we took our seats for the Christmas dinner in earnest and enjoyed exquisite dining. First up was a butternut squash, creamy goat’s cheese and beetroot salad, followed swiftly by what we think should be served at each and every one of Christmas parties 2011: roasted leg of goose with fondant potato, spiced red cabbage and green beans, one of the tastiest festive dinners we’ve ever eaten! Once dessert had been consumed, a delicious chocolate tart, we hit the dance floor and even found time to squeeze in an arty picture outside by the Thames. Get in touch and see how we can create a London Christmas party just like this one for you!