Eventa’s Most Instagrammable Christmas Parties – 2019 Edition

We can’t believe that it’s already October, which means that Christmas is just around the corner! It also means that it’s time for us to put together our annual list of our most Instagrammable Christmas parties for 2019! Our edit for 2019 has to be the best yet and boasts a spectacular array of parties that will be sure to have everyone hitting the ‘Like’ button! Take a scroll through our most Instagram worthy events and see for yourself why these venues won’t be needing any filters!

insta-ivory-vaults

Themed Christmas Lunch at Stunning Vaulted Venue

If you’re looking for a unique venue in London this Christmas, then you’ll love this fantastic vaulted venue at St Katherine Docks! The theme for this year is the incredible shared ‘Winter Wonderland’, and here, you and your group will be treated to a delicious five-course festive lunch, along with a half-bottle of wine for each diner. A soft drink is also available.

During your feast, you’ll be entertained by a talented cast which includes the likes of aerial acrobats, contortionists and jugglers – make sure you take a snap of these performers and prepare to seriously impress! This venue is also available to hire for exclusive parties this festive season – perfect for those seeking something a little more private for their group!

Prices are available for Christmas lunches from just £41.67 per person excluding VAT.

WiderShot24use

Festive Celebration at Iconic Manchester Stadium

Situated at an iconic sporting stadium in Manchester, this incredible venue has been host to some seriously spectacular parties and this year, they’re keeping tradition going with their ‘Exclusive Christmas Party Nights’. It’s the perfect way to conclude the working year and celebrate with friends and colleagues with your very own private party night – perfect for those larger groups and companies looking for somewhere special to celebrate.

This incredible venue can accommodate from 20 to a whopping 1200 guests for an exclusive Christmas party, and you’ll be able to rely on the expert team to help you every step of the way. No matter the theme, dietary requirements or entertainment styles, your ‘to-do’ list is in safe hands with this dedicated team. Your exclusive party evening will be an unforgettable night filled with photo opportunities.

Whether you’re seeking some top group photos of you and your team or whether you’re feeling arty and want to take some close-up photos of the food or entertainment, you can be sure that you’ll impress everyone who scrolls through your Insta feed with a brilliant evening of celebration here!

Exclusive celebrations start from just £35.42 per person excluding VAT

insta-florist

Christmas Dining at Beautiful Floral Venue in Liverpool

Phones at the ready! This stunning floral venue in Liverpool is simply beautiful. From the breath-taking two full in-bloom trees in the grand entrance hall and the stunning floral photo wall to the striking graffiti that’s been created by talented local artists, surely this has to be Liverpool’s most photogenic location?

Not only is the décor amazing but the food and drink here is phenomenal. For those that like artsy close up shots or iPhone’s classic portrait mode, then how about capturing one of their floral cocktails or dishes on camera? The cocktails served here are a work of art in themselves and are sure to be fully appreciated by friends and followers!

This venue is this year offering private groups the chance to experience an exclusive dining celebration for Christmas at this stunning venue – dining has never been so stylish! If this sounds like a bit of you, send an enquiry through to this fantastic venue today to make a booking for Christmas 2019!

Prices are available for Christmas lunches from just £30.00 per person excluding VAT.

instea-lasiguanas

Latin American Dinner Party in London

Christmas dinner has never been so vibrant and exciting! Organise a shared or exclusive dining experience at this lively Latin American venue in London’s Royal Festival Hall area in Southbank and look forward to a celebration like no other!
Featuring a diverse menu of starters, mains and desserts, it’s time to indulge and tantalise those taste buds for an unforgettable festive meal! Choose from either a two-course or three-course meal. This venue is also famed for their massive array of refreshing cocktails and offer some great deals, every single day.

Whether you’re a smaller group looking to enjoy a meal in the shared area of the restaurant on your own private table, or a larger group and would like to enjoy hire of the venue’s exclusive area, then you can count on this fantastic restaurant to cater for your every need this Christmas!

The two-course meal is priced at £16.66 per person excluding VAT
The three-course meal is priced at £20.79 per person excluding VAT

insta-belgo

Belgian Dining Experience in Nottingham

Get ready to experience a little slice of Belgium with friends and colleagues with a festive celebration at this excellent Belgian restaurant! These excellent Christmas celebrations are available in Nottingham and offer shared or exclusive dining experiences.

For shared parties, you and your group will enjoy a private table within the shared area of the restaurant, whereas those seeking something a little more intimate for their group, will be able to enjoy a tasty festive dining experience within their exclusive areas. The décor of the restaurant is contemporary meets industrial with quirky lighting, big banquet seating, reclaimed wood booths and eclectic artwork adoring the walls. Perfect for group photos with your pals this Christmas!

Choose from the two-course meal priced at £20.79 per person excluding VAT or the three-course meal that’s priced at just £24.96 per person excluding VAT

insta-leeds-26301-fly-me-to-the-moon

Fly Me To The Moon in Leeds

For a night that’s sure to take your breath-away this festive season in Leeds, look no further than this incredible ‘Fly Me To The Moon’ Christmas party night. Available as a shared party night and also for private hire for larger groups, this is sure to be a night like you’ve never experienced before; get those cameras at the ready! Prepare to meet weird and wonderful aliens, as you dine under the milky way in this glittering atmosphere.

With magnificent scenery and world-class performances from the talented cast, in addition to sumptuous food that will be sure to have everyone’s mouths watering! Get ready for a Christmas celebration that’s literally out of this world and enjoy snapping some photos that will make your friends and followers green with envy!

Prices start from £42.95 per person excluding VAT

instagram-greatestshow

The Greatest Show Party Night In Bristol

Prepare to be amazed this Christmas in Bristol and look forward to a mesmerising night of celebration with this ‘Greatest Show’ themed party night. Here, you’ll witness outstanding performances from a talented crew, that will be sure to have everyone perched on the edge of their seats.

Featuring bright colours and striking scenery, you’ll be able to strike a post in front of one of these incredible backdrops and show off what an amazing Christmas party you’re at this festive season! There’s evening a cocktail caravan, where guests will be able to treat themselves to a selection of tasty and refreshing drinks; the caravan will also make a fab picture for your festive Instagram feed. Available as both a shared and exclusive Christmas party night, there will be a date here that’s perfect for every group out there!

Tickets to these great party nights start from just £41 per person excluding VAT

insta-botoanical

Private dining at Botanical Themed Venue in Birmingham

Forget anything you know about Christmas dining, because this incredible Botanical themed venue in Birmingham will be sure to change your perception of it all! You and your group are invited to enjoy a private dining experience at possibly one of the most unique and stylish venues around; step on into this botanical world that’s filled with unusual concoctions, mouth-watering food and beautiful, rustic, décor.

With this excellent festive package, you and your group will enjoy exclusive hire of the venue’s private dining area or full venue hire, which can accommodate up to a maximum of 200 guests. Each guest will enjoy a three-course meal from the mouth-watering menu, which includes a delightful array of culinary options to tantalise your taste buds. A glass of bubbly will also be included on arrival for each person to enjoy.

This venue is also popular for its incredible selection of Botanical themed cocktails which will be sure to look stunning when you take a pic! Make your Christmas celebration in Birmingham one to remember this festive season!

Prices are available for Christmas lunches from just £30.00 per person excluding VAT.

insta-rouge

French Bistro Dining Experience in St Paul’s or Kingsway

You don’t have to make your way over to Paris this Christmas to enjoy a sumptuous French dining experience; why not nip over to St Paul’s or the Kingsway area in London instead? At this excellent venue, you and your group will be able to indulge in a magnificent meal with the warm and cosy glow of a French bistro restaurant.

Whether you’re a small to medium sized group looking to celebrate with a private table within the shared area of St Paul’s or Kingsway restaurant, or whether you’d like to experience something a little more private with your group, then you’ll love the exclusive dining experience at St Paul’s or Kingsway. You can count on this great venue to provide you with an extravagant evening filled with French inspired food!

The interiors at these venues reflect that of a typical Parisian bistro; with low lighting and chandeliers which create a diffused glow, to the bistro style seating, tiled flooring and colourful framed advertisement posters on the walls, you’ll be able to enjoy a little slice of France right here in London. Cameras at the ready guys!

Prices starting from just £17.46 per person excluding VAT

Round off the working year in style with this shared Christmas party in Manchester!

Nothing quite beats the feeling of knowing you’ve completed your last day of work for the year and you’re ready to enjoy some much-deserved time out over the Christmas period. Well, what if we were to say that you and your team could experience an incredible party night on your last working day at one of Manchester’s most iconic venues to make things even more exciting?

This year, this world-famous sporting venue is running their ever popular ‘Work’s Finished For Christmas’ shared party event on the 20th December 2019, offering guests an action packed evening filled with mouth-watering food, delicious chilled drinks and outstanding live entertainment, all situated within the venue’s lavish settings.

wffc-use

Come dressed to impress in your best party wear and get ready to sparkle, for what promises to be the most unforgettable night of the year! You’ll receive a warm welcome on arrival from the experienced team, who will provide outstanding hospitality throughout the evening and will show you to the party suite. With this spectacular evening, you’ll join other small to medium sized groups and will come together to create the ultimate festive celebration!

The evening begins with a sophisticated drinks reception, giving you the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with friends and colleagues away from the pressures of the workplace. Take in the stunning decorations of the party, whilst you enjoy sipping upon a chilled glass of bubbly. It won’t be long until the call for dinner is heard and guests are invited to take a seat at their beautifully decorated dining tables.

wffc-use2

A sumptuous three-course meal will be served for each guest, where full and rich flavours take the lead with every dish. Expertly created on-site by the venue’s exceptional catering team, you can be sure of a true taste sensation with every bite! Freshly brewed coffee will be served after dessert to conclude the dining experience.

As the evening continues, you and your guests will enjoy incredible live entertainment from the phenomenal ‘TDK’, an energetic team of musicians. Having performed both at V Festival and Glastonbury and offering a mix of music from the 1960’s, right up to present day, you’ll know that you’ll be in good hands on the night! After TDK, the fun doesn’t stop, as resident DJ Paul Atkinson takes over and keeps the tunes coming for the rest of the evening and into the early hours.

themancphotographer.co.uk

But that’s not all when it comes down to entertainment; guests of the party will also be able to get into the festive merriment with some adult face painting, where they’ll be able to have your face turned into a glittering work of art! Selfie Pod Photo booths are also available, so round up your friends and get ready to strike a pose and capture a memory of this fantastic evening.

If you’d like to make a night of it with a stay at one of the on-site hotel’s well-appointed bedrooms, then please speak to the venue’s friendly event team who will be able to organise and provide you with some great rates.

themancphotographer.co.uk

You’ll be able to get ready in the comfort of your room at your leisure and will be able to rest your head and enjoy a sound nights’ sleep at the end of the party night! Why not arrange to meet your colleagues at the bar for pre-drinks before the event or order a bottle of bubbly and kick the night off in style? What’s more, the hotel is connected to the venue via a bridge link, so if you’ve treated yourself to a room for the evening, you won’t even have to step outside to reach the party!

themancphotographer.co.uk

Make your Christmas party night one that’s simply unforgettable this festive season in Manchester and experience a celebration at this iconic venue. Send an enquiry through to the excellent team today to request availability, ask a question or proceed with a booking.

Shared Christmas Parties in Manchester for 2019

With December being just over a few months away, there’s never been a better time to start thinking about organising your Christmas party night. If you’re based in Manchester, then there’s an incredible selection on offer for 2019 with both shared and exclusive events available.

Our venues’ offered shared packages are a great way for small to medium sized groups to celebrate with other like minded party goers; you’ll be joined by those from other companies, organisations and groups on the night of the event and will come together to experience all the atmosphere and production of a larger event.

We’ve rounded up some of our top venues in Manchester, who are offering a some great shared celebrations that everyone will be able to enjoy this festive season – and for a great price too! Why not take a browse of these fantastic shared Christmas parties in Manchester below and send an enquiry through to your favourites today?

ashton-party

Christmas Party Nights in Ashton

This Excellent venue in the Ashton area of the city are this year offering an incredible selection of shared party nights. With plenty of themes on offer from traditional nights to themed evenings such as ultimate 80’s and 90’s nights, Soul and Motown Tribute Nights, Decades Party Nights, Boogie Bingo and discounted party nights for those who work in the emergency services – you’ll be spoiled for choice at this top venue!

Each party night includes a delicious three-course meal, with the exception of the emergency services party dates, which includes a two-course meal. Running from the end of November right through to December 22nd 2019, there will be a date that’s suitable for every group out there.

Party prices start from just £16.67 per person excluding VAT.

manchester-25342-christmas-with-a-difference_6

Christmas with a Difference

Experience Christmas with a difference at this top hotel venue in Manchester City Centre! You’ll make your way to this venue and out to the courtyard which will be transformed into a fabulously festive wonderland! Here, there will be a delicious and mouth-watering array of festive food stalls, where guests will be able to enjoy unlimited dishes between the hours of 8pm-10pm.

After that, it’s back inside, where you’ll be able to get moving with the brilliant saxophonist, before the DJ takes the reigns afterwards to bring you all the best in the latest chart and party classics. A welcome drink will also be included to mark the start of the evening in style.

Various dates for shared parties are available and are priced from £31.67 per person excluding VAT

christmas-party

Christmas On The Quays

This fantastic venue is situated near to the iconic Salford Quays and is offering a top party night for Christmas 2019! It’s the perfect way to enjoy a larger party atmosphere with your group and here, you’ll be provided with everything you could possibly want to celebrate the best time of the year! An arrival drink is included in this package, along with festive décor, a choice of a two or three course dinner and a DJ and disco.

Offering incredible views over the vibrant Salford Quays district, this urban hideaway is the ideal venue to celebrate the festive season in serious style.

Priced at just £20.83 per person excluding VAT and with dates available from the end of November and right through December, there will be a date that’s suitable for all groups!

wffc-use

Work’s Finished For Christmas Party Nights

Back by popular demand for 2019, this incredible ‘Work’s finished for Christmas’ party night is the ultimate way to round off your working year! Featuring live entertainment, a delicious three-course dinner, lavish settings and extra entertainment such as selfie pods and adult face painting, there really isn’t a better place to celebrate than at this fantastic venue!

This year, ‘TDK’, an energetic team of musicians who have performed at both V Festival and Glastonbury will be on hand to keep the crowds going! With a mix of music from the 1960’s, right up to present day, these guys will be sure to have everyone up on that dancefloor! Afterwards, the fun continues with resident DJ Paul Atkinson who will keep the tunes coming into the early hours!

Available for one night only on 20th December 2019 and priced at £35.42 per person excluding VAT, tickets are sure to be sold quickly!

deansgate-revs

A Christmas Buffet in Deansgate

For relaxed Christmas dining, then look no further than a mouth-watering buffet meal and shared party night at this vibrant venue in the Deansgate area of the city! You’ll begin the night with a glam Prosecco reception whilst you catch up with friends and colleagues amidst the glittering, festive surroundings. Indulge in this brilliant buffet, where you’ll be spoiled with a selection of meat, fish and vegetarian options! Bon Appetit!

As the evening continues, head to the dance floor and get ready to party into the early hours with an epic playlist that will keep you moving all night long! This particular venue is famed for its cocktails and with such a refreshing and tropical selection on offer, you absolutely must treat yourself to one! Drink vouchers will be included as part of this package and can be redeemed against a wide selection of wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks.

Prices for this shared buffet party night start from just £25.00 per person excluding VAT

Experience London’s Tropical Beach Bar This Summer!

With the weather hotting up, that can only mean one thing – it’s time to celebrate and organise an exclusive summer party for you and your team! There’s never been a better time to escape the office and make the most of the gorgeous warmer weather with your friends and colleagues!

When it comes to finding the perfect venue, London can be tricky to choose from with the vast amount of options available. But if you’re looking for something extra special and completely memorable this year, then you’ll love this venue’s award-winning beach bar party.

london-22168-summer-beach-bar-party_6

Step on in and discover a serene and tropical paradise, where you’ll find real sand, a beach-hut style thatched roof, sumptuous cocktails, palm trees and a backdrop of a beautiful beach, you really will feel as though you’re basking in the Bahamas rather than the centre of London!

Having won ‘Best Summer Party Venue’ at The London Event Awards in 2017, you know that you’ll be in good hands with the exceptional, professional team, who will be ready to help you and your guests experience the party of the year!

london-22168-summer-beach-bar-party_4

The venue’s flexible spaces can accommodate up to 200 guests for an exclusive summer beach bar party, whilst The Great Russel Suite is available for those who want to take their party into the night with a DJ and dancing. Boasting a built-in dancefloor and private bar, this is the place be after the summer beach bar closes!

As for food and drink, you and your guests will be spoiled with tasty treats! Enjoy cocktails served in coconuts on arrival for that taste of the tropics, whilst the venue’s outstanding chef will be cooking up a delectable BBQ feast, which includes plenty of meat, fish and vegetarian options. Dessert options will also be included, so those with a sweet tooth won’t be disappointed!

london-22168-summer-beach-bar-party_3

There’s an excellent variety of packages available for your beach bar party, with something to cater for everyone’s budgets! With the food only packages starting from £41.67 per person excluding VAT, The All-Inclusive Beach Bar package at £82.50 per person excluding VAT and The Deluxe, VIP Beach Bar Package at £107.50 excluding VAT, you and your guests really will be spoiled for choice.

For those that want to make their summer beach bar experience even more luxurious, why not opt for unlimited drinks with your package? This will enable party guests to enjoy unlimited red and white wine, bottled beers and soft drinks for three hours.

london-22168-summer-beach-bar-party_5

A complimentary DJ will also be provided for those groups with a minimum spend of £10,000, so get ready to let your hair down and party the night away with this stylish summer beach bar themed party in the heart of London!

Available until the 15th September 2019, this venue truly is the place to party this summer – make 2019 a summer to remember with a tropical celebration at this unique, Central London venue! Send an enquiry through to this venue in Central London today to find out about availability for your exclusive summer beach bar party!

Also, as the year goes on, we strongly recommend checking out our list of London Christmas parties.

Create your own bespoke party at an iconic Manchester venue this festive season!

If you’re looking for a unique venue in Manchester that’s bound to impress this year, then look no further than this excellent and iconic venue. It’s the perfect place to host an exclusive party night, and you can rely on the incredible events team at this top venue to take care of everything for you. You’ll be able to enjoy complete peace of mind with the professional service and the sterling reputation that this venue is famed for!

use4

The possibilities are endless with your own private space and the team at this venue can help make your Christmas visions a reality by creating a bespoke festive celebration tailored to your brand and theme, creating something unique and meaningful for an unforgettable celebration.

use1

Whether you’re looking to create a stunning and magical Winter Wonderland setting that comes complete with glistening icicles and twinkling lights, a mysterious Gatsby night where you’ll be able to party in your very own speakeasy, or even a Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory theme, you can rely on the professional team to produce something that’s simply spectacular. The venue are happy to discuss any other client ideas and bring them to life for an event that will leave guests delighted!

use2

A typical example of an exclusive Christmas party night at this great venue would include a chilled glass of fizz on arrival, personalised digital signage, LED lighting within the suite, table centre arrangements, bespoke menu creation which can be formal or informal, Christmas crackers and DJ. Dates for exclusive Christmas parties are available from November 2019 right through to January 2020, so there will be a date that’s perfect for every group out there!

The venue is conveniently located for those looking to arrive and depart via public transport and offers easy access to Manchester’s Metrolink network. The Old Trafford Metrolink stop is situated just a short walk from the venue. In addition, there are 700 free on-site car parking spaces available for those looking to drive on the night of the event.

use3

Or for those looking to stay overnight, why not take advantage of the on-site hotel on the night of the event? Not only will you be able to get ready at your leisure, but you’ll also be able to enjoy pre-drinks in the comfort of your room! Once you’re ready for the evening, you’ll be able to make your way down to the hotel’s stylish bar, where you’ll be able to enjoy drinks before the party night kicks off!

After the night has finished, you’ll have a short walk back to your comfortable room, where you’ll be able to relax and unwind after an unforgettable night of partying. Look forward to resting your head on the plump, soft pillows and getting cosy under the duvet before falling asleep. If you don’t want the night to end, then make your way to the hotel’s resident’s bar, where you’ll be able to enjoy a nightcap!

themancphotographer.co.uk

Guests of the hotel will have access to all of the hotel’s facilities which include free on-site parking, resident’s gym, on-site Café Nero and guest laundry.

Make your exclusive Christmas party something special this year in Manchester, with an unforgettable evening at this iconic venue! Send an enquiry through to the venue’s friendly event team, who will be able to answer any questions you may have and provide you with further information.

Prices for exclusive Christmas party nights at this iconic venue start from just £35.42 per person excluding VAT! Send an enquiry through on the exclusive party night package and look forward to a night of pure extravagance!

7 Top Tips For Planning The Ultimate Summer Party!

Now that the coldest months of the year have passed and we’re on our way into Spring, we can’t help but think about the sun and the warmer weather…and that means summer parties in the near future! What could possibly be better than feeling the sun on your skin as you relax and catch up with friends and colleagues whilst enjoying cocktails and indulging in some tasty food?

If you’ve got the same idea and are looking to organise a summer celebration for your team or a group of friends, then we’ve compiled our best tips below to help you plan the ultimate summer party! Read on and get ready to be inspired!

Identify your ideal dates…early

Decided you’d like to organise a summer party for your team or a group of friends this year? Super! The best thing to do is work out the month and date that you’d ideally like to have your party on as soon as you can. This opens you up to having your preferred dates available at your favoured location or venue and prevents the possibility of these dates being booked up!

Think about your budget

Although it seems like a no brainer, it’s a good idea to have a firm budget in mind, this way, you can focus on what you really want and find a venue that’s within your reach. When you speak to a venue to get a quote for your proposed event, make sure you include everything you want your event to include so that you can get an accurate quote.

If the price quoted goes above what you had in mind, then it’s time to think about what you really want your party to include and remove anything non-essential from the list. It may even be worthwhile thinking about alternative venues that may come up a little cheaper should you wish to include everything on your party list.

Decide on your preferred location

Where would you like to host this year’s summer bash? Would you like it to be in the heart of the city, or perhaps somewhere slightly more rural? Wherever you’d like to host, keep your guests in mind. Is the venue close to public transport? Is there a car park with ample parking available? Is Accommodation available at the venue if it’s located away from the city centre? These are all valid questions that are worth thinking about before you make any venue enquiries.

To theme or not to theme?

How would you like your summer party to look? Do you fancy a theme such as a Hawaiian party, a Summer Beach Bar or something else? Maybe you’d like to simply hire a garden and get stuck into some tasty BBQ or drinks? Themes can add an extra sense of fun to an event with special theming and décor, however a non-themed bash is equally as good if you’d prefer the décor of the venue to be plainer and for no specific theme. Whatever it is you’re after, theme or no theme, we’re certain that your summer party is sure to be a huge success!

Entertainment

What kind of entertainment would you like to include at your event? Would you like to incorporate oversized novelty games that guests can enjoy in a garden area? Or maybe you’d like to include singers, a live band or a DJ who will ensure to keep those party vibes flowing throughout the event!

Food and drink

Food and drink – perhaps the most important part! A good idea is to run a survey of all your guests to see if they’ve got any dietary requirements before proceeding, so you can give the venue or the caterers an idea of the various dietary needs that they’ll need to provide for.

Enquire about one of Eventa’s summer party packages!

If you’re looking to save time on all of the above, then why not browse Eventa’s fantastic choice of summer parties which are available in some of the UK’s biggest cities? Simply select your preferred location and choose your favourite summer party package. Each package will include everything you need to ensure a totally unforgettable time, and what’s more, you’ll be able to sit back and relax whilst the venue’s talented event team does all the organising for you!

Each summer party package comes exclusive as standard, which means that you and your guests will be able to enjoy private hire of an area of your chosen venue for your event. Using Eventa to find your perfect venue really couldn’t be easier – simply fill out the contact form and submit your enquiry, and a member of the venue’s events team will be in contact with you as soon as possible. Easy peasy.

Our Favourite Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day 2019

With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, there’s never been a more appropriate time to treat the most important woman in your life. She’s been there for you throughout the good times and the bad, so the 31st of March is the perfect opportunity to remind her just how special she truly is.

With that in mind, we spoke to our colleagues in the office at Eventa HQ to see what they were buying for their mums this year and as a result, we’ve come up with this impressive list of gift ideas below! If you were looking for Mother’s Day gift inspiration, then it’s safe to say that you’ve found it right here!

magazines

A Subscription To Her Favourite Magazine

A yearly magazine subscription is the gift that keeps giving…each month! If your mum’s got a hobby or interest such as crafts, cooking or gardening, this is the ideal gift that will allow her to relax, unwind and enjoy some time learning about what she loves!

Take a look at Magazines Direct for a massive array of subscriptions choices. There’s something here that every mum will love! Our favourite choice for mum is without a doubt Ideal Home Magazine!

 

Spa

A Spa Day

Perhaps the ultimate way to treat your mum and help her unwind! Why not buy her a spa day this year, where she’ll be able to relax with a heavenly massage, facial or beauty treatment, before enjoying the venue’s pool, jacuzzi and leisure facilities for a morning or afternoon?

Some deals out there even include lunch or an afternoon tea if you’re looking to go all out! Check out Spa Seekers for some indulgent two for one deals which will be sure to put a smile on her face this year.

 

fish-and-chips

Lunch and a walk

Nothing beats some fish and chips and walk! If it’s nice weather, you could treat your mum to some tasty fish and chips and then go for a hearty walk afterwards along the beach or in your nearest wooded area. It’s not all about money and buying lots of lavish gifts. Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that are appreciated the most!

 

sheffieldparklake130april2014nen
Image Credit: ‘Spring reflections at Sheffield Park, East Sussex’. National Trust.

Visit to a National Trust Property with Lunch

Be at one with nature and your mum with a trip to one of the National Trust’s stunning locations in the UK. At this time of year, the gardens at these venues are full of colour and vibrancy, so why not get the whole family together, take a stroll and admire some magnificent gardens as they come to life!

Many of the venues will also have cafes and restaurants onsite, perfect for when you’ve all built up your appetite outside! Another idea for a gift is treating your mum to a National Trust membership, allowing her to enjoy special moments and create lasting memories throughout the year! Find your nearest National Trust property here.

 

morrisons-flowers
Image Credit: Morrison’s No1 Mum Bouquet

Flowers/Plant

Nothing beats a gorgeous bunch of fresh flowers or a pretty plant. Yes, flowers aren’t an unusual gift idea for Mother’s Day, but it doesn’t matter. Flowers are traditional and are a really are a great way of saying ‘I love You’. Why not treat her to a new vase too whilst you’re at it? We are loving the fabulous bouquets available on the Morrison’s website. They’re beautiful and competitively priced too!

 

mr-fox-gloves

‘Mr Fox Gloves’ By Scion, at Amara

Gardening Equipment

If your mum’s a keen gardener, then she’ll be extremely grateful for an update of any gardening equipment that she’s had too long! We love the Amara Gardening gift range – there’s so many lovely options available to buy. From affordable to the other end of the scale, there’s something here which can cater for all budgets! We love these ‘Mr Fox Garden Gloves’ by Scion, priced at just £12.50, which will be sure to have mum out in the garden doing what she enjoys most!

 

victoria-sponge

Bake a cake from scratch

Sometimes, the best things are homemade – especially cake! Why not make your mum her favourite cake for this coming Sunday? It will mean so much more than simply buying a pre-packaged cake from the supermarket! Nothing beats a good old Victoria Sponge dusted with icing sugar! We recommend this super easy and tasty Mary Berry recipe over on the BBC website.

It takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and around 25-30 minutes to cook. It also serves 12, so there’s more than a modest slice available for everyone. Just make sure mum gets a decent wedge first.

Five summer party themes in London that we’re loving this year!

London is the perfect place to host a private summer party; this city is just so vast and there’s tons of incredible venues where you’ll be able to spend an afternoon or evening enjoying the warmer weather and feeling the sun on your skin. But if you’re looking for an event that promises to truly stand out this year, then why not consider one of our listed venue’s fantastic summer themes? You’ll feel as though you’ve been transported away from the busy hustle and bustle of the city and transported to a different world, where you’ll be able to sit back, relax and enjoy an ice-cold drink (or two!).

We’ve rounded up some of our favourite summer party themes that are available in London for 2019 and we know you’ll love them too! From a prohibition themed evening to summer beach bar, these themed events are perfect for groups of corporates looking to escape the stuffy workplace! Our venue’s offered summer parties are also ideal for groups of friends who meet the minimum numbers and are looking to celebrate in the sun!

palm-trees

Hawaiian Breeze

Aloha! Welcome to Hawaii (If Hawaii came to London that is). Situated at a top hotel venue in central London, you and your group will be treated to an event that’s filled with tropical extravagance! You’ll enjoy private use of the venue’s outside garden area, which will be transformed into a stunning Hawaiian Breeze themed celebration.

Things get started with a delicious Pina Colada on arrival which will really get you into the party spirit. Indulge your senses in a mouth-watering Hawaiian BBQ buffet and admire the tropical theming, before trying your hand on the authentic coconut shy! A cash bar facility will be available at the venue to keep guests topped up with all their favourite drinks.

Prices start from £25.00 excluding VAT per person

carnival

Carnival

Enjoy all the vibrancy and colour that this fantastic Carnival themed event has to offer this summer in London! You’ll make your way to a popular hotel venue in the stylish Kensington High Street area, where you’ll be welcomed by the friendly staff and directed to the garden area where your private party will be held.

The garden will be transformed into a spectacular carnival scene, where you and your group will be able to celebrate in style for the afternoon or evening! The event begins with a showstopping glass of Rum Punch to set the mood. Relax as you sip upon your welcome drink and take in the brilliant sights of the Caribbean style décor, before seeing how low you can go with the party’s ‘Limbo Rocking’ game. You’ll also find a Caribbean BBQ on offer here, along with a cash bar, so guests will be able to top up their drinks during the event.

Prices start from £25.00 excluding VAT per person

summer-garden-party

English Summer Party

For something a little more traditional this year, you’ll love this English summer party theme. Think Bake Off style bunting that’s teamed with a chilled glass of Pimm’s on arrival and private hire of the venue’s fabulous garden area and you’ll have everything you need to relax and unwind. Although we haven’t mentioned about the food yet, so let us talk you through that. You and your guests will be treated to a sumptuous selection of tasty canapes which will be sure to tantalise your taste buds. After the canapes, everyone will be able to get stuck into a serving of strawberries and cream – in true British style!

This fun party package also includes giant garden games for guests to enjoy – why not test your skill and accuracy against your friends and colleagues with a game of giant ‘Jenga’? A cash bar will also be available during the evening so that everyone can keep their drinks topped up and that carefree summer party vibe flowing nicely!

Prices start from £25.00 excluding VAT per person

Embargo-cast

1920’s Embargo Theme

Get ready to check the coast is clear and look both ways before entering the secret door behind this faux bakery in London! This fantastic venue in the city’s St Katharine Docks is this year offering corporates and other groups the opportunity to discover the intriguing world of prohibition with this 1920’s Embargo Themed party! 

As you make your way down the stairs, you’ll be transported back in time to the fabulous 1920’s, where an evening of fun and vintage glamour awaits! Enjoy a gin cocktail reception on arrival, before getting stuck into a selection of tasty finger food and wine. As for entertainment, you’ll love the performances from the jazz band and acrobats, before trying your luck at the casino table. A DJ will take you through into the later hours with a brilliant disco, bringing you all the best in party music! Make your summer celebration one that you’ll never forget with this incredible themed Embargo event!

Prices start from £60.00 excluding VAT per person

london-22168-summer-beach-bar-party_6

Summer Beach Bar

It’s time to celebrate the summer with this fantastic Beach Bar party! Make your way to this excellent venue in Bloomsbury, central London, where you and your group will be able to enjoy all the thrills of a summer beach bar, right here in the city!

You’ll be given a floral leis to get you in the mood and you’ll experience a party atmosphere boasting real sand, a thatched roof and tropical cocktails – you’ll feel thousands of miles from those four walls of your office. Your group will enjoy exclusive hire of this fantastic event space and will have access to the summer beach bar in addition to the conservatory and the cigar terrace depending on group size.

Everyone will enjoy a cocktail out of a genuine coconut, before tucking into some mouth-watering finger food which features a tasty array of meat, fish and vegetarian options that everyone will love! With this all inclusive package, priced at just £82.50 per person excluding VAT, guests will also be able to enjoy unlimited drinks for three hours.

Various other packages are available including a food only package and a Deluxe VIP beach bar package if you’re looking to go all out!

Why not bring some sunny vibes into the metropolitan jungle of London this year and give your team a real treat that they won’t forget?

Prices start from £41.67 excluding VAT per person

Five exercises to do during your working day

For those of you who work in offices, we all know how easy it is to get stuck into a project or a piece of work and not move for hours. However, despite the workload, we all need to make a conscious effort to get that blood pumping and keep the circulation going. The good news is that there are several exercises that we can do during the working day and whilst we’re sat at our desks, which will help improve our concentration – we’ve provided our top five favourite exercises to do whilst at work for your enjoyment.

Take the stairs

It’s all too easy to use the lift when you’re stuck on a higher floor, but why not take the stairs when you next make your way to the toilet or exit or enter the building? Excellent for cardio and toning, adding the stairs into your daily routine at work will make all the difference, and will be sure to get that heart pumping! If you want to make it extra challenging, then why not take two stairs at once? Feel that stretch in your legs!

Leg Extensions

This is one you can do whilst you’re sat at your desk, simply raise one of yours legs and extend out, hold for 5-10 seconds and bring it back down, but don’t let your foot actually touch the floor. Do this five times, before changing leg. A great exercise that will stretch out your legs and hamstrings, this exercise can be done with ease whilst you work!

The Desk Squat

Start this one by pushing the desk chair aside and standing with your feet together. Bend your knees slightly so the thighs are almost parallel to the ground, as if sitting in a chair. As you bend, raise your arms straight up or towards the computer screen. Keep your knees together and aligned. Hold this for 15 seconds and then release. Repeat this between 4-6 times.

Take a stroll

There’s never been a better excuse to take a lunch time stroll, so why not incorporate one into your working day? Bring a packed lunch in on the day that you intend to walk and you’ll end up saving a pretty penny too! It’s the perfect way to escape the office, breathe deeply and inhale the fresh air outside.

Toe Tappers

This is one for when you’re sitting at your desk and is super easy! All you have to do is tap your toes as fast as you can against the floor. Start off with your left foot and do this as quick as you can for thirty seconds, before switching to the right foot and repeating. Try this for three reps per foot.

Another way to get moving is by arranging a fabulous Summer or Christmas corporate party night at one of our incredible listed venues in the UK! With packages including mouth-watering food, drink, entertainment and DJ’s, you’ll be sure to experience a memorable evening with all of your team!

Five beauty boxes to brighten up your working day

Sometimes, we just need a little treat. And a surprise. So why not roll it into one and enjoy and order a surprise treat that can be delivered straight to the office? There’s plenty of fab subscriptions out there to sign up for, but if you’re a bit of beauty addict, you’ll lap up the chance to discover new brands and beauty products that you haven’t yet tried with a beauty box. Because there’s so many beauty boxes to decide between, it really is a bit of a minefield out there, so we’ve provided a rundown of some of faves (in price order) so you don’t have to do the hard work – all you’ll have to do is decide!

birchbox

Birchbox: £10

Test out some of the best beauty products on the market with Birchbox – an affordable way to enjoy a subscription box and discover some new items from some top brands. Every month, you’ll receive five items within your box, one of which is full sized, so for just £10 per month (+ £2.95 P&P), you’re getting a real bargain! What’s more, there’s no commitment here, so you can cancel at any time.

Expect the likes of skincare, make-up, body and haircare from brands such as Nip & Fab, Benefit, Rituals and plenty more.  You’ll also be able to personalise your box depending on your beauty needs and requirements in the profile section of your account. The great thing about Birchbox is that you’ll never receive the same item twice!

glossybox

Glossybox: £8.50 per box

Starting from just £8.50 per month (+£3.50 P&P) Glossybox is a beautifully wrapped surprise box which contains five fantastic beauty items. There will be a mix of deluxe samples and full-sized items that are perfect for packing in your bag for an office party. You’ll be surprised with newly released products as well as some old favourites from brands you’ve heard of and maybe some you haven’t. Either way, you can expect top quality items that will make your face light up when you receive this little bundle of joy in the post.

look-incredible-screenshot

Look Incredible: £25 per box

Open this box every other month and discover five full sized products which may well become your new BFF’s! Sure, it’s a little pricier than the other boxes that we’ve mentioned so far, but previous boxes have apparently contained products from brands such as YSL, MAC, Bobbi Brown and Clinique. We’re certain that you’ll be more than pleased when this Look Incredible beauty box turns up at your front door!

cohorted-beauty-box

Cohorted: £35 per box

This one’s quite a leap in price at £35 a month, however, you can expect some high-end goodies within this Cohorted beauty haul (your goodies will also come in a super stylish black box and tied with a black ribbon). You’ll enjoy a selection of top beauty products with this one, most of which are full sized and from well-known brands such as TooFaced and Lancome. You’ll also receive a guide which provides some top tips and tricks to using the products with that month’s box. The value of the contents usually amounts to approximately £100, so you’re getting your money’s worth with this Cohorted box.

 

powder-beauty-box

 

Powder: £40+ per box

If you’d like more than five products each month and you’re happy to pay a bit more then look no further than This is Powder. Powder specialise in gorgeous monthly and seasonal boxes, both of which offer a mix of eight full size and travel size beauty products from incredible brands such as Smashbox, GHD, and Elemis to name just a few.

The seasonal Powder box is brilliant and is just a one-off payment to receive a box of glossy beauty products (some of which are full sized) through your door. The mix of products in these boxes are just brilliant and includes the likes of moisturisers, eye-creams, hair products and make-up and even comes with a handy mini-mag that gives you more info on your products – it’s safe to say we’re obsessed. Powder boxes start from £40+ and come with free delivery. Nice one.

Get ready to shake things up this festive season at this incredible cocktail bar!

The Christmas party is all about having some fun, so why not do something a bit different this year and really shake things up at this fantastic cocktail bar chain? This year, you and your team could enjoy an exclusive festive cocktail masterclass or private hire of the venue’s fabulous cocktail lounge? This particular bar chain is famed for their bespoke martinis and their incredible décor and furnishings.

The festive masterclass will see you and your group receive private tuition to create the ultimate Christmas cocktails. You’ll enjoy a demonstration from your professional mixologist, before trying your hand at the likes of ‘The Grinch’s Espresso Martini’ or ‘Santa’s Punch’. Both of which promise to be nice and boozy! Not only this, but you’ll also receive a Festive Bellini on arrival and some delicious sharing platters to ward off those hunger pangs!

Alternatively, you may enjoy hiring out one of the location’s private cocktail lounges and enjoy various food and drink packages as you relax and unwind. Many of the private event spaces can accommodate a DJ and live entertainment to give your celebration that extra special touch!

With decadent venues in Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds, London and Manchester, there will be a location in most major cities in the UK! We’ve provided a bit more detail below on our available venues to help you make up your mind for your Christmas 2018 celebration!

DM-BHAM-1

Bennet’s Hill, Birmingham

This stylish bar situated in the heart of the city is famed for its glamorous interiors and its bespoke martinis. Whether you’re a company, an organisation or a group of friends, then this top venue will be perfect for entertaining your group and providing a night of Christmas fun!

Choose from the festive cocktail masterclass and learn to mix and pour your way to perfection with expert tuition for groups of 10 to 50, costing just £25 per person excluding VAT on this Birmingham Christmas party ideal for the whole office.

If you’d rather sit back and enjoy the luxurious surroundings in your very own private cocktail lounge, then the exclusive cocktail lounge celebration is more for you. Private hire of these event spaces are available for groups of 20-350.  Choose from The Mezzanine, The First Floor Martini Lounge or full venue hire if you’re a particularly large group. Price is available on application for private cocktail lounge hire.

Dirty-Martini-Cardiff-©-Michael-Franke_MG_2440

Imperial Gate, Cardiff

Wind down from the working year at this stunning venue situated in Cardiff’s Imperial Gate with your group and get ready to try your hand at this amazing festive cocktail making experience that’s priced at just £25 per person excluding VAT or simple enjoy private hire of one of the immaculately styled cocktail lounges.

The venue is situated on bustling St Mary’s Street in the heart of the city, making it easy for your group to arrive and depart the celebrations. The cocktail making masterclass is available for groups of 6 – 50.

If you’d prefer to relax and unwind in private with your team, then you’ll love enjoying food and drink packages in either The Pink Booth, The Cocktail Lounge, or The VIP Area. You could even opt for full on venue hire! This private celebration is perfect for groups of 60 – 700, with prices available on application. The dream Cardiff Christmas party.

171117_dirtymartinileeds_launchparty_015

Kings Street, Leeds

Christmas time is all about having fun and enjoying yourselves, so why not do something different this year and learn how to mix up your very own festive cocktails at this fabulous cocktail bar situated in the city’s Kings Street, where groups of 8 – 18 will be able to learn some new skills! Priced at just £25 per person excluding VAT, this is the perfect way to break the ice and let your hair down.

For something more chilled, then hire one of the venue’s private cocktail lounges and experience luxury for you and your group. Various food and drink packages will be available to really get the party started! Exclusive cocktail lounge hire is ideal for groups of between 60 – 290 guests.

Choose from The Martini Lounge, The VIP Area and The Ground Floor. Full venue hire is also available for Christmas celebrations. The venue will quote cost on application for these exclusive options.

DM-Hanover-Square-May-2015-©-Michael-Franke_MG_0942

Hanover Square, London

Make your way to the city’s exclusive Mayfair area and experience the festive cocktail masterclass or exclusive hire of one of the venue’s decadent cocktail lounges. With the cocktail masterclass, you’ll need a group size of 8 minimum and a maximum of 18 guests. The cost per each guest for the masterclass is £25 per person excluding VAT.

The cocktail lounge is available for private hire for a minimum of 50 guests up to a maximum of 250 guests. There’s a variety of private event spaces to choose from, including The Cocktail Cavern, The Martini Lounge or full on venue hire. Minimum spends apply and prices are quoted on application. Because nothing beats a tipsy London Christmas party.

DM-Manchester2

Peter Street, Manchester

Manchester is a bustling and vibrant hub full of fantastic places to go, but one of the best has to be this fantastic cocktail bar situated in the city’s Peter Street. If you’re a group of 120 – 450 guests, then you’ll love private hire of one of the venue’s exclusive cocktail lounges.

It will be totally private and for your group only to enjoy. Team it with some grand food and drink packages and you’ll have a match made in heaven. There are various rooms to choose from at this stunning venue, with something to cater for every group size.

If you’d prefer to try your hand at creating your very own cocktails, then you’ll love this festive cocktail masterclass, where you’ll be taught how to mix up two super Christmassy treats! Available for groups of 6 – 30, this will be one festive evening that you won’t forget! Cocktail making is priced at just £25 per person excluding VAT.