There was a time (a dark, dark time, may we add) when Christmas party venues would be content to simply lay out tables, clear space for a dance floor, stick up a bit of tinsel and call it a Christmas party. Nowadays thankfully venues up and down the country, even those throwing events on a shoestring for groups with smaller budgets, are fully aware of the importance of this once-yearly party and have been going to great lengths in insuring that every last detail is seen to. From elaborate table centres, lighting themes and props through to the choices of food, drink and entertainment, nothing is skimmed over. This trend has been continuing apace in 2011 as more and more Christmas party venues get in touch to tell us all about the exciting stuff they’ve got planned for the festive season.
Word has it that suppliers started dreaming up all of these crazy Christmas party ideas as soon as the 2010 season was over, making use of feedback from customers and getting straight to work on ways to better themselves. 2010 was after all a great year for Christmas parties, the Battersea Evolution event coming to mind immediately as a stand-out affair, so would take some beating. What we’ve seen already has simply blown us away. Madame Tussaud’s, the famous wax-model museum in central London, has provided us with a meticulously thought-out itinerary that takes into account all of its famous residents and makes use of them for these Christmas party nights London style. A drinks reception is served in the A-list party room, meaning guests are surrounded on all sides by celebrities from across the years. Dinner is served in the World Stage Ballroom, the tables within reach of iconic sporting stars and world leaders.
Speaking of attention to detail, the events to be held in the London Dungeon kick off with a reception drink mixed to resemble curdling blood. They’re much tastier than they sound, believe us! A judge will be present to sentence a random guest to their ‘doom’ and ghost hosts will accompany you throughout the evening. Venues are indeed making the most of their surroundings to create truly immersive Christmas party nights for everyone involved and there really is no better time to be planning your ideal festive event than in 2011.