Celebrate Christmas at this Spectacular Venue in Reading

For a Christmas party this year that’s extra special, look no further than this stunning Grade Two Listed Townhouse that’s situated in the heart of beautiful Reading. This party package contains everything you and your team need to experience a sophisticated evening like no other, you can rely on the friendly and dedicated staff here to create an amazing party that’s filled with mouth-watering food, delicious drink and some fantastic entertainment.

Whether you’re a small to medium sized group looking to join other party goers for an incredible festive atmosphere, or whether you’re a much larger group of up to 100 guests who would like the intimacy of their very own exclusive event, then the venue has a party type that will accommodate everyone’s needs.


The venue itself is simply unique: Having been described as the UK’s sexiest townhouse, you can expect plenty of stylish and contemporary interiors this stunning venue. Oozing decadence and opulence, guests will be in awe at the striking décor; from the 86,000 Italian glass beads in the chandelier running the height of the building in the old lift shaft to the luxurious fabrics and wallpapers and the gorgeous furnishings – you’ll feel like royalty in this beautiful art-filled venue!

With the shared Christmas party nights, you’ll indulge in a sumptuous three-course meal from the fabulous festive menu, coffee, tea and mince pies, table linen and decorations, your very own party box, place cards and table plan and a DJ and disco until the early hours. Of course, you’ll also experience an unforgettable festive atmosphere that you’ll share with all of your colleagues!


The Christmas party menu is extensive, and there’s something here to cater for everyone’s tastes which includes meat, fish and vegetarian options. Each dish has been expertly created onsite by the talented chef and their team, who use only the finest, seasonal ingredients to delight and amaze. After the meal, you’ll be served freshly brewed tea and coffee along with classic mince pies, because a Christmas celebration just wouldn’t be the same without then!

If an exclusive party night is more what you’re looking for, then why not arrange to host a private lunch or party night in one of the venue’s stunning suites? Suitable for up to 100 guests, you’ll have full flexibility over the party sizes and menus and the dedicated staff at the venue will ensure that everything about your evening runs smoothly and to plan.


There’s a variety of beautiful spaces available that are ideal for private events and you can be sure that guests will leave the party night with memories that will last a lifetime.

The dress code for these festive events are smart/casual, so make sure you dress to impress and leave those jeans and trainers at home, because this is sure to be a night where you’ll want to stand out from the crowds! If you’d prefer to celebrate by day, then you’ll love the venue’s outstanding Christmas lunches, which will be sure to please the entire team!

With dates available from 23rd November, right through December and into January 2019, there’s a party date available for everyone at this fantastic venue – send an enquiry through today and make it a Christmas party night that you’ll never forget!

Experience an unforgettable night in Manchester this Christmas with an incredible line up of entertainment!  

We know that entertainment at your Christmas party is important, and if you’re struggling to decide where to go for your evening, then Eventa are more than happy to help, especially if you are looking at Manchester. In this blog we’ll go over one of our favourite venues in Manchester and what to expect from it in 2018. Hopefully, it’s just what you’re looking for!

For those looking for a large venue to match their lofty party ambition, then we have just the ticket. One of the biggest venues in Manchester is now opening its doors for Christmas parties. They are used to big sporting events, so crowds are no problem. Their three separate nights will also mean you get to choose which best suits you, each of which comes with some truly incredible entertainment which we’ll detail for you below.


Work’s Finished for Christmas!

If you want to pull out all the stops then this is one of the best shared parties on our books. The festive atmosphere and decorations will certainly take your mind off work and remind you that the holidays are here! This ‘Work’s Finished For Christmas’ party comes with some top drawer live entertainment, three course meal and interactive festive games. No one can get bored here.

The live entertainment comes from award winning, international saxophonist May, who has played on chart topping single ‘Changing’ by Sigma and featuring Paloma Faith. If that wasn’t enough then DJ Viva Ems will create an epic show for the crowds. DJ Viva Ems has performed at festivals like Parklife, so you know that you’ll be in good hands for the evening!

If dancing isn’t your thing, then after the meal, you can try your hand at the interactive elements. A graffiti wall will see if you’re the next Banksy, while an adult face painting booth will create some great pictures. For an unforgettable night that’s filled with top quality entertainment and fun, then make this your first and only stop for a Christmas party night.


A Christmas Extravaganza

If you are looking for something a little more traditional at the end of the year, then the Christmas Extravaganza has everything you need to celebrate the coming festivities and yuletide joy. The large venue is kitted out like a winter wonderland creating a snowy Lapland in the middle of Manchester.

When you arrive for this shared event you are treated to a glass of bubbly and some live acoustic music in a mezzanine bar. Your meal awaits after and provides a beautiful selection of dishes to go with the Christmas theme.

When you have finished the food, ‘Under the Covers’, a seven piece live band will have you dancing in no time and is one of the best acts on the circuit in the UK. The baton is then passed to resident DJ Paul Atkinson who will see you into the early hours.

To make your night even more special you can have a go at the selfie mirror, which has plenty of props to make your pictures fun and a roll a ball reindeer fairground game.


Exclusive Private Party

While some people are happy with a shared night, others want a more bespoke party and this venue can provide you with an exclusive event tailored for you. Whether your group is 20 or 1200, they can accommodate.

A professional events team will work with you and guide you on the journey to your perfect Christmas do! You can decide on the theme, entertainment style and dietary requirements.

Decorate the big events rooms how you see fit, whether that is a traditional white Christmas or perhaps you want to get away from the cold with a beach party?Everything is customisable including the menu which you can work with the head chef to create something special that everyone at work will remember.

This is the choice for those who want to be in control of the party and have some creative ideas in how to make it the best night ever for their colleagues.


If you’re looking to make a night of your party, then why not stay onsite at the venue’s Hilton Hotel, where you’ll enjoy well appointed, modern rooms that will provide you with everything you need for a comfortable nights sleep. Send an enquiry through on the party night of your choice and mention that you’re interested in a room to enjoy excellent rates!

5 Quick Christmas Hacks

Christmas has to be one of the busiest times of the year in the house, so make sure you take note of Eventa’s 5 Quick Christmas Hacks which will help you enjoy a stress-free holiday! From beating the hangover to packing away the Christmas tree lights, these nifty little gems will make life that little bit easier!


1.      Wrap your presents as you go

There’s nothing worse than leaving all the present wrapping till Christmas eve, so why not wrap as you go? It makes things much easier and then there’s no mad rush! If you can’t wrap as you go, then why not aim to wrap a few presents each day in the lead up to Christmas eve, leaving you with more time to chill on Christmas Eve and enjoy a festive glass of mulled wine?

2.      Chill the drinks in the freezer

Forgotten to chill the bottles of soft drinks? No ice? If so, no problem! Pop them in the freezer for 30 mins and enjoy speedy, cold drinks!


3.      Beat the hangover!

Research has proved that the best way to tackle a hangover on boxing day is with a delicious Sprite. So make sure you stock up by purchasing a multipack to help ease those headaches!

4.      Retro wrapping

If you’ve run out of festive wrap, then there’s no need to panic – brown parcel paper will do just fine, and it’ll give your gifts a quirky retro look too. Just tie with strong once you’re done and voila! Cheap and easy wrapping paper at your disposal!


5.      Packing away the Christmas lights

Make things easier for next Christmas when it comes to unravelling the festive lights by using an extremely, simple device. A coat hanger. Yep, it’s that straightforward! Just wrap the lights around the coat hanger for a stress-free experience the following year.

Eventa’s Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide – 2017

It’s that time of year again, where we search the internet high and low for some of the best Christmas presents for your friends, family and colleagues with our ‘Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide’. With a variety of affordable options on offer in our guide, you certainly won’t be stuck for fun, unique and quirky gift ideas that everyone will be sure to love!

For Mum


DECLÉOR Wake Up And Be Awesome Radiant Skin Set, Feel Unique £50

Give mum the treat she deserves this Christmas with one of Decleor’s most luxurious gift sets – ‘Wake up and be awesome radiant skin set’, which will give her everything she needs to enjoy a serious pamper session. Included is; Aromessence Neroli Amara Oil 15ml, Aroma Confort Gradual Tan Body Milk 50ml and the Aurabsolu Intense Glow Awakening Cream 30ml, all of which will help your mum achieve a fresh, glowing appearance – perfect for busy bees!


Gingle Bells Apron, Precious Little Plum £26

For the mum that loves nothing more than a cheeky G&T, this festive ‘Gingle Bells’ Apron is definitely one for her! Available from Precious Little Plum at Notonthehighstreet.com, these black aprons with luxurious gold lettering read ‘Gingle Bells, Gingle Bells, Gin Gin All The Way!’ and are perfect for adding a tough of glamour to the kitchen! These classic aprons feature a pocket, self-fabric neck strap and self-fabric ties.

Team this with a bottle of your mums favourite gin and you’ll have an award winning gift combination for Christmas 2017!


Fortnum and Mason, Marc de Champagne Truffle Drum, £20 (250g)

Sophisticated, boozy and super delicious, these bestselling Marc de Champagne truffles by Fortnum and Mason make the perfect pressie for mum to celebrate the festive season! Gorgeously packaged in a teal and white drum with splashes of gold, these truffles are simply blissful and have been created in England using an exclusive recipe. Each chocolate truffle is covered in luxurious, creamy milk chocolate and covered with a dusting of icing sugar; bite into the centre and discover the intense taste of the Marc de Champagne and experience a little bit of heaven.

For Dad


Beer Advent Calendar, Morrison’s £30 (Instore Only)

Possibly more of an early Christmas present than one for Christmas morning, however, this beer advent calendar available at Morrisons is a great idea to guide your dad through December with a delicious beer each day. Behind each window lies an ale from the likes of some of the UK’s biggest brewery and pub groups, such as Young’s, Bombadier and Greene King. The sizes of each ale ranges from 275ml to 330ml. All your dad needs to do is pop it in the fridge in the morning and look forward to enjoying a nice chilled drink after work!


iEscape Gift Vouchers

For those dads that are hard to buy for (which let’s face it are most dads) then why not give him a gift that he’ll be able to look forward to with an iEscape voucher? IEscape.com offers a luxurious selection of handpicked places to stay, from boutique hotels in the city to affordable, chic B&Bs along with spa resorts, safari lodges and villa rentals. So whether he’s after a break at home or abroad, he’ll love the gift of travel this festive season. Gift vouchers are available from £25 – £5k.


Durable Socks, SockShop from £9.99

Is Christmas even Christmas if you haven’t treated your dad to at least one pair of socks? If sock buying is a regular occurrence for your dad, then make sure you get a durable and long-lasting pair from Blue Guard and Storm Bloc from Sock shop that he’ll love! Both pairs of sock come with a lifetime guarantee, so in the unlikely event of your socks ever getting a hole, you’ll receive a pair of new ones!

Storm Bloc

These Storm Bloc socks are made from a rich cotton and have reinforced toe seams and breathable panels, in addition to arch support and a cushioned foot, making them ideal for strenuous outdoor activities or keeping warm in the bitterly cold weather!

Blue Guard

The Blue Guard anti-abrasion socks have been designed to combine both comfort and durability and are perfect for those dads that love to get outside in the fresh air and are the perfect for wellington boots. The sophisticated technology has been scientifically tested ensure the durability, with the result being a pair of socks that break the mould, achieving market leader status with the best sock abrasion resistance rating possible of 925,000 revs compared to competitors, that is 30x more durable than standard sock brands.

Want to get mum to a pair of socks too this Christmas? Then why not treat her to the Blue Guard’s and Storm Bloc’s offering for women?

For Your Brother


ASOS Cord Jacket With Borg Collar In Tan

Making a comeback for 2017 is the Harrington jacket and this Cord Jacket in tan from ASOS takes a twist on the classic, with its updated look that feature a warm and cosy Borg collar! There’s nothing better than receiving a new coat for the upcoming Winter season, and this Harrington style jacket from ASOS is an absolute steal at just £40!


Chuck Taylor All Star Classic, Converse, £55

Recognised as one of the most iconic brands of shoes in the world, these classic black and white Chuck Taylor Converse All Star sneakers make an easy choice for your brother’s Christmas present and you can guarantee that he’ll love them! Featuring the star-centred ankle patch and quality rubber soles, these shoes are also available in a wide selection of styles and colours, so you’ll be able to choose an option that best describes your brothers style!


Dinosaur Bottle Opener, Firebox £24.99

Why use a normal bottle opener when you can use the uncompromising jaws of a T-REX instead? No, we haven’t miraculously bought the T-REX back, but we have spotted this quirky dinosaur bottle opener over on Firebox, which makes opening a prize bottle of beer that bit more exciting. Combine with a selection of your brother’s favourite beers and you’ve got a pretty perfect Christmas pressie idea right here! Whilst you’re not using it to crack open drinks, this guy also works nicely as a door stop or a paper weight!

For Your Sister


Fantasy Cakes Book, Lakeland, £16.99

For the sisters that like to bake – this incredible ‘Fantasy Cakes’ Book by Angela Romeo, available at Lakeland will see her creating some seriously good, show-stopping bakes that will be fully worthy of the prestigious ‘Hollywood Handshake’. Featuring a collection of over 60 magnificent sweet surprises, these creations are absolutely perfect for modern, special occasions.

Everything she’ll ever want to make is here, from majestic mermaid cakes and dazzling unicorns to striking and on-trend drip cakes and mirror glaze creations. With easy to follow, step by step instructions, your sister will be cooking up these spectacular bakes in no time! Don’t worry if she’s gluten-free or vegan as there’s some brilliant recipes included which don’t compromise on taste!


Snow Fairy Christmas Gift Set, Lush £24.95

Perfect for the girl who loves Christmas and adores Lush products, then this fabulously festive ‘Snow Fairy’ gift set is the one for her! This bedazzling bundle includes four gorgeous items, which will have her relaxing and unwinding in no time (what Christmas is all about!).

The Snow Fairy Jelly Bomb will provide dazzling bubble-gum and candy floss coloured water in which to enjoy a soak, whilst the classic Snow Fairy Shower Cream boasts a deliciously sweet candy scent that’s sure to make showers way more fun. Make a wish with the reusable bubble bar Magic Wand, before sugar coating your skin with some sumptuous Snow Fairy Body Conditioner!


Moments Silver Bangle with Pandora Rose Clasp, Pandora, £65

Stunning, sleek and stylish, this beautiful ‘Moments’ silver bangle with striking rose gold Pandora clasp is a beautiful gift for your sister this festive season and is the perfect addition for any outfit, whether it’s daytime or nighttime. Make it magical for her this year by surprising her with this gorgeous item of jewellery!

For Your Boyfriend/Husband


Armani Stronger With You for Him Gift Set, The Perfume Shop, £50

This irresistible woody scent by Armani at The Perfume Shop is the perfect gift for your boyfriend or husband this Christmas. Masculine and dominant but not overpowering, the scent contains top notes of pink pepper essence, apple accord and violet leaves accord, with heart notes of lavender, sage, cardamom and cinnamon essence whilst the base notes include glazed chestnut accord, cedar tree essence, guaiac essence and amber wood.

Within this set, you’ll find the Eau de Toilette Spray (50ml), Eau de Toilette Travel Spray (15ml) and stubble care (50ml) – everything to have your man feeling great!


Tommy Hilfiger Stretch 3 Pack Trunks in White/Red/Navy, ASOS £37

When all else fails, you really can’t go wrong with treating that special man to some designer boxer shorts, and we think that these Tommy Hilfiger ones from ASOS will make him feel a million dollars. A timeless classic, this pack of three boxer shorts made from stretch jersey come in white, red and navy and feature the iconic brand on the waistband.


De’Longhi Scultura Espresso Coffee Machine – Black High Gloss, I Want One Of Those, £184.99

Treat the man in your life to the gift of Barista style coffee – every morning! This brilliant Scultura Espresso Coffee Machine by De’Longhi from Iwantoneofthose.com makes espressos, lattes and cappuccinos with ease. Featuring a 15-bar professional pump, a traditional milk frother that combines air, steam and milk, removable water tank, built in crèma device and cup warmer for four cups. This coffee machine has been crafted using durable stainless steel and has a stunning glossy, finish that will look amazing in the kitchen!

For Your Girlfriend/Wife


Marc Jacobs Ladies’ Rose Gold Tone Strap Watch, Ernest Jones, £179

Stylish, elegant and sophisticated, this beautiful watch from Marc Jacobs at Ernest Jones makes a gorgeous present for a girlfriend or wife. The rose gold tone case and navy-blue leather strap blend together beautifully with the iconic Marc Jacobs branding, for an effortless and chic look that will be sure to complement any outfit.


Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette, £39.50

Get ready to turn up the heat this festive season and glow like never before, with Urban Decay’s most shade driven Naked palette yet! Featuring 12 brand spanking new amber hued neutrals, which include the likes of warm browns, burnt oranges and deep red eye shadows that blend together beautifully to create a sultry look by day and smoking hot look by night! Use the including crease brush for a precise application every time – Urban Decay’s Naked Heat Palette is the perfect gift for your girlfriend or wife!


Pimp Your Prosecco Set, Popaball £17.49

If your significant other is a prosecco fan, then she’s going to absolutely adore this genius festive gift set by the good people at Popaball, which will allow her to pimp her drink in style. And no, we don’t mean by adding a splash of juice or a strawberry (although that’s pretty delicious too!). We’re talking sparkles, shimmers and a serious burst of flavour! But if you’re asking just how it works, then let us explain a little further.

Within this brilliant kit is everything you’ll need to create glam and glitzy drinks, you’ll receive; a box of raspberry flavour, rose gold shimmer powder with edible gold hearts (21g), a box of tasty bursting bubbles (125g), A chunky telescopic straw (included in the box of bubbles) and a bottle of fizz (20cl), liquor bottle of your choice (4cl/5cl).

To make your prosecco shimmer, simply fill up your glass three quarters full with prosecco, before adding a teaspoon of bursting bubbles and slowly sprinkling a third of the teaspoon. Your drink will then bubble up and clear to reveal a gorgeous rose gold shimmer. Finish it off with a little Crème De Cassis and voila! Also included is a Popaball gold foil gift bag to present it in for the lucky lady!

For The Kids


Duffy’s Lucky Escape, £7.99

This beautifully illustrated Children’s book is based in a true story and delivers a powerful message to the younger generations about the importance of taking care of our planet. The story written by Ellie Jackson and illustrated by Liz Oldmeadow focuses on the devastating effects that turtles face in their natural habitat due to careless littering and rubbish disposal. Follow Duffy the Sea Turtle as she faces the challenges of polluted seas and her rescue, through to rehabilitation and her eventual release back into the ocean.

Ideal for Children aged 3-8, this book encourages children and adults alike to question their environment and make the world a better, cleaner place which everyone can enjoy!


Bertie Metallic and Crackle Clips and Headbands, Willow and Ivy, £7.00

These gorgeous Metallic and Crackle Bertie bows by Willow and Ivy are the perfect accessory for your little ones this festive season. Lovingly handcrafted using high quality leather, there’s never been a better opportunity to sparkle! Ideal for stocking fillers, these lovely hair accessories are available as either a headband or a lined alligator clip in a range of striking colours. Choose from Gold Metallic, Silver Crackle, Platinum Metallic and Gold Halo options.

There are of course plenty of other pretty styles of bows and clips on offer, so why not take a peek? Discount codes are available for multiple purchases on the site, so get ready to indulge in these beautiful accessories and treat your little girl to a look she’ll love!


Baby’s First Christmas Luxury Gift Hamper, Precious Little Plum £60

Give baby a first Christmas that you’ll never forget with this gorgeous luxury gift hamper by Precious Little Plum available at Notonthehighstreet.com. Included within this box is everything you’ll need to treat them this festive season; a personalised Rudy the Reindeer toyChristmas gift sack and a long-sleeved top.

The items within this set are ideal for capturing those precious moments and creating some stunning milestone photographs that you’ll be able to treasure! Check out precious little plum for plenty of other beautiful gifts for children, babies and the rest of the family!

For Foodies


Gluten-Free Cranberry, Pistachio and Orange Stollen Cake, Elizabeth D Bakes, From £16.50

You just can’t have Christmas without a slice of Stollen Cake, and this cranberry, pistachio and orange Gluten-Free variety from Elizabeth D Bakes is simply glorious and the perfect treat for the festive season.

Available as a box of six individually packaged bars, or as a larger cake in a gift tin, these luxurious products will be loved by the whole family this festive season. This delicious product really does prove that you can have your cake and eat it (especially if you’re after something Gluten-Free!).


Pistachio Spread, The Nut Kitchen, £5.95

Nuts about…well, nuts? If so, you’ll love The Nut Kitchen, where you’ll find a delicious assortment of artisan nut spreads and pastes – perfect for the foodies out there who love trying new products! The pastes are ideal for blending with water to make your own milk, cooking, baking or simply grab a spoon and enjoy as a nutrient rich snack!

The spreads are great for smearing on toast, baguettes or any other breads for that matter; we sampled the Pistachio Spread, which has been created using hand harvested and kiln-roasted Sicilian green pistachios which produce a sweet aroma and creamy texture. This tasted absolutely gorgeous (we sampled it on some Ryvita’s, which were lovely!) and is the perfect sweet treat if you need a little pick-me-up after lunch!


Native Coffee 1kg, Logic Vending, £9.95

The ultimate gift for any coffee lover, this 1kg bag of Super Crema coffee beans from Logic Vending provides an intense and complex blend with notes of roasted nut, dark cocoa and tobacco, that’s complimented by a creamy mouthfeel and subtle woodiness. Team this with a coffee grinder and your loved one will be able to grind their own beans and create a delicious cup of coffee using a cafetiere or coffee machine. This range of luxurious gourmet beans is great value at just £10.99 and will keep the coffee enthusiast going for a long time!

For Clients


Personalised Letterbox Cake, bakerdays £14.99

If you’re looking for a tasty gift for a corporate client, then why not send them a personalised letterbox cake by bakerdays this festive season? If you’re wondering what a letterbox cake is, then it’s exactly what it says on the tin! It’s a special little 5” cake that’s sealed for freshness and placed in its very own tin, before being packaged into a letterbox friendly parcel.

The cake can be fully personalised, (we got an Eventa cake obviously!) so why not add your client’s logo onto the cake and make a lasting impression? If you’d prefer something that’s already been pre-designed, then there’s plenty of options to choose from. Whether you’d like to order vanilla, chocolate, fruit, gluten and wheat free or dairy free cake, you can expect that each cake has been created to the highest standard and will be sure to put a smile on anyone’s face when they open this box of tasty cake. Next day delivery is also available for that last-minute rush!


Hotel Chocolat, All I Want for Christmas Hamper, £35

Send this box of delicious, chocolately joy to your clients, and we’re talking some seriously happy bunnies. Afterall, what’s not to like about Hotel Chocolat’s incredible ‘All I want for Christmas Hamper‘ that’s filled with all kinds of tasty treats.

Inside this glorious ribbon-tide hamper lies the following; Penguin Snowed Under Slab, Classic Christmas H-box, Ho Ho Ho – Milk Chocolate, Reindeer Lick, Salted Caramel Snowflakes, Champagne Truffles Ribbon Bag and a Mississippi Mud Pie Slab! So all in all this hamper will be sure to make your clients very happy indeed (and us too, but we’re not hinting…or are we?).


Smith and Sinclair Mixed Cocktail Jellies, £15.99

Treat your client to a box of these edible cocktail jellies by Smith and Sinclair this festive season and ensure you stay in their good books! This mixed box contains eight individually wrapped jellies, each of which contain 7% ABV per pastille. Enjoy a selection of Rhuby Mule, Long Island High Tea, Gin and Tonic, Elderflower Spritz, Berry Daiquiri, Spiced Rum, Whisky Sour and Godson

Five Top Tips To Avoiding Christmas Related Stress

We love Christmas here at Eventa. Not only do we love sourcing some of the best Christmas parties for you and your friends to enjoy,  but we also love helping people with our hints and tips for making the whole Christmas period fun!

Christmas can be a stressful time as you rush around planning, partying and trying to get everything ready for the big day. Too much stress can mean you wake up Boxing Day exhausted, wondering where on earth the month went. Christmas is a special time of the year, and we want you to have as much fun as possible this holiday season with as little stress as possible. Bearing that in mind, we’ve put together some hints and tips to help you stay as cool as cucumber this Christmas.


1. Get a pen and paper… and plan

A little preparation can go a long way at Christmas time and half an hour with a notepad can save you a lot of stress later on. Make some time to have a cup of tea, sit down and plan the month ahead. Get a calendar for all your Christmas parties, and don’t forget to plan when you’re going to fit in that important Christmas shopping and tree buying.


2. Work out a Christmas budget

It’s so easy to get caught up in the festive feeling and overspend at Christmas, you see something you know your aunty would love, and you forget that you’ve already bought her the Russian dolls and a Terry’s chocolate orange.

Before you know it, there are a pile of receipts building up and you can feel overwhelmed at your spending. It’s worth figuring out a budget for all the things you’ll have to be buying at Christmas, and then trying to stick to it. Keeping a little notebook of everything you’ve spent will also help remind you if you’re on budget or not.


3. Don’t wait till the last minute for your Christmas shopping

Considering it’s a time for giving, one of the most stressful experiences can be Christmas shopping, usually because it’s been left too late and you find yourself racing round the shops on Christmas eve in a panic. Make sure you get your shopping done early, make it even easier and shop online for your gifts. It will give you more time to get out there and enjoy the party season!


4. Get ready for your family…

Christmas is often a time when families come together, which is lovely, until your mum starts asking about your love life and your dad just asks you what you’re going to do with your life. Take a deep breath and prepare yourself for these little things and remember that Christmas is about peace and goodwill to everyone, which includes your little brother… unfortunately.


5. Make some time for you…

Don’t forget to take some time out of the hustle and bustle of Christmas parties and festive preparations to have a little “me” time. With so much going on it can feel like you’re being pulled in all directions so make sure you find some time to relax, remember that the happier you are, the better company you’ll be to others!


Why you absolutely need to organise your festive celebration at this grand hotel in Reading

A Reading office Christmas party feels a little too close to the bone sometimes, being the hometown of Ricky Gervais and David Brent. But you can easily avoid any awkwardness or disappointment by experiencing a beautiful hotel and one of Reading’s best venues for your company Christmas party.

Located right in the centre of Reading and just a stone’s throw from the river Thames, you will have no problem finding it. From the outside, you can tell that you’ve got a sophisticated venue for your Christmas do. Even just walking through the doors will feel like an event as you marvel at its architectural style. You probably know Reading well, but if you’re situated out of town, then you’ll love the buzz of this city which is becoming ever more popular.


The interiors of this hotel are just as stunning as the outside, and its opulence will make you forget about work and focus on the task at hand – celebrating Christmas! Having a delicious festive meal and party with your colleagues will give them something to look forward to and the perfect opportunity for a bit of bonding. If you choose the perfect party they may even come back to work in the new year better than when they left it!

This hotel is a glamorous location for any event, so hosting your Christmas party here will show your colleagues just how much you value them. The designs inside of the venue are luxurious and dare we say, sexy. It will truly feel like a special occasion at this venue, where the beautiful decorated rooms and atmosphere will have you in high spirits for the Christmas break by the time you leave.


This venue is a triple threat, offering three diverse kinds of price points and options. You can choose the shared lunch option, where your workforce will enjoy an amazing three course meal celebrating all things traditional about festive foods. There’s roast turkey from Norfolk, succulent legs of lamb, or if you’re a vegetarian, then you can have perfectly prepared gnocchi. After this, you will enjoy some tea and coffee to help wash down some delicious homemade mince pies. What better way to get that Christmas buzz than through the stomach?

The aim of the chefs and kitchen in the hotel is to create a menu in line with the richness and grandness of the building itself. Not only is the food exquisitely made and served, but the people involved are passionate about it.

If you’re still wanting more Christmas joy then the night doesn’t have to end with a mince pie! You and your colleagues can go further with the Christmas Dinner and Disco Night package where you get the chance to let your hair down and hit the dancefloor. A DJ will spin some of the biggest tunes and some festive classics that will have you tapping your feet to begin with, and then embarrassing yourself by the end. Every office will benefit from the bonding that can only occur on a dancefloor after a few too many mulled wines.


If you don’t like sharing and want to take your Christmas party somewhere with some privacy then this venue can accommodate all of the team if you take up an exclusive option. This top exclusive package includes all of the above benefits, but with your very own function room. You will be waited on hand and foot by the venue’s excellent staff. This will truly make your Christmas party stand out from the rest and is the best option for those wanting to do something extra special this holiday season.

Book your party places at this amazing Reading venue today to secure your favourite dates and avoid disappointment!

Discover this top Hyde Park venue this Christmas that’s shrouded in history and opulence

When it comes to central London, only exclusivity and sophistication will do. This fantastic venue in the heart of the city boasts plenty of that and has history dripping off every edge. Located in upscale Westbourne Terrace this road has been the home of John Constable and the wedding site of Oscar Wilde. A Christmas party here will be in esteemed company.

Even from the outside, you’ll be impressed. Built in 1842, the building is Grade II listed and is situated in a stunning location. Hyde Park is just around the corner, with all its serenity in the middle of the metropolis of London, where all the most exclusive postcodes surround you.


The beauty is not just on the outside however, because the interiors of the venue is decked out in antiques, which have been handpicked to suit every room. The walls are covered in breath-taking paintings and portraits which adds to the opulence of this stunning venue. The interiors and atmosphere of this place really sets the tone for a luxurious evening, and in these plush surroundings you and your colleagues will be sure to feel like royalty.

This year, the venue is offering exclusive hire for groups to celebrate the festive season. That’s right, you’ll find no strangers here. Just your work colleagues and the excellent staff, who will provide you with a Christmas to remember, where you’ll enjoy some well-earned respite from all the demanding work that you have done over the past year. A workforce will always want to feel appreciated, which in turn will produce better results, and if you choose this venue, your team will instantly know how grateful you are for their hard work.


The night will start off just right with a festive glass of mulled wine to warm you from the cold outside, and to whet your appetite for the delectable meal to come. The decadent three course meal will be a treat for your taste buds and you’ll wish you could have this level of food on Christmas day itself.

There is the classic roast Norfolk turkey or a tender leg of lamb to choose for the main, which will keep everyone satisfied and happy. There are also delicious vegetarian options available too, so no one will have to miss out! Finish off the dining experience with some home baked mince pies. These are so good, just don’t tell your family designated mince pie maker how good – we don’t want them to be jealous!


Like any good Christmas party, it all has to end in a song and dance. Even if this is a sophisticated affair, there’s plenty of time to get unsophisticated on the dancefloor after the meal. Let your hair down and have fun dancing the night away to your favourite tunes and festive hits. This is where the best memories are made and you’ll be talking about colleague’s dance styles for many months after!

This venue offers a party in decadent surroundings on the historic streets of London. People have enjoyed partying in this part of London for centuries and you’ll be another group who gets to enjoy its luxury and sophistication with a Christmas party that’s a cut above the rest.

Available for private parties of 10 to 36 guests on an exclusive use basis only, with dates available throughout December and January – Book your private festive celebration today!


Explore the magic of Rio this festive season in Nottingham

Experience a vibrant burst of incredible sounds and colour this Christmas in Nottingham with a fantastic Rio Carnival festive celebration, where you’ll feel as though you’ve been transported away from the icy cold British weather to the sunnier climates of Brazil!

With a shared or exclusive Rio party night, you’ll discover the most energetic and exhilarating party in the city, with beautiful tropical décor, exotic carnival dancers and an electrifying atmosphere where you’ll let your hair down for a night of indulgence and fun!


As you enter this stunning world, you’ll be mesmerised by the meet and greet fire performers who will be sure to kick-start the beginning of this incredible evening, before heading to one of the bustling Brazillian bars to purchase a chilled drink to quench your thirst. The attentive hospitality staff will be making their way around the venue with a selection of delicious hot and cold canapés.

Soon, it will be time to settle down to a fabulous four-course feast that’s bursting with flavour. There’s a delicious selection available on tempting menu, with plenty of exciting and innovative dishes that will wow your taste buds and leave you wanting more.


Be entertained as you dine, by the amazing feat of talented performers who will take your breath away with their daring acts! You’ll be mesmerised with the Rio dancers as they perform high energy routines in their fantastically vibrant costumes before watching the spectacular aerial acts as they twist and tumble beneath the starlit ceiling. The entertainment will reach a climax with a magnificent full cast finale which will leave you speechless!

After the entertainment, enjoy a fourth-course that comes in a choice of British and continental cheeses from the ongoing station, before enjoying a tea or coffee for a caffeine kick to keep your energy levels up for the rest of the night.


As the night continues, why not have a go on the authentic fairground dodgems or try your luck in the casino, before dancing the night away on the state of the art dance floor? If you can make it into the early hours, then treat yourself to a delicious survivors’ breakfast of either a bacon roll or vegetarian sausage brioche bap.

If you’re looking to experience all the fun of the Rio Carnival without even having to board a plane, then this is the Christmas party for you! With a choice of either exclusive evenings or shared evenings to choose from, there will be something on off that all groups will enjoy!

Send an enquiry through today and make it a night to remember this festive season with a spectacular Rio Carnival themed party!

Eventa Christmas Jumper Edit – 2016

With Christmas party season in full swing and Christmas jumper day coming up on Friday the 16th December, it’s definitely time to buy your festive jumper if you haven’t already. We’ve scoured the high street and online to find out favourite jumpers for ladies and gents and what’s great is that their all under £32!



Men’s Light up Burgundy Polar Bear Jumper, £32 from Next

We love this amazing polar bear jumper – it’s cute and festive without going over the top and what’s more, it even lights up which makes it even cooler! Burgundy is the perfect colour for Christmas with its bold and warming tones is ideal to wear with any shade of denim! Order this one online or get it in store before it flies off the shelf!

Women’s Black Christmas Snowflake Jumper, £28 Apricot at New Look

If you haven’t already got those Christmas vibes flowing, then this lovely black snowflake jumper by Apricot at New Look should do the trick nicely. The snowflake design is just striking and this gorgeous, black and fluffy jumper will be sure to keep you feeling nice and snug during the chilly, frosty winter weather.


Unisex Street Fighter Official Ken Vs. Ryu Christmas Jumper, from £24.99

If you were a fan of the classic street fighter game on the Mega drive back in the day, then you’ll love this awesome official Ken Vs Ryu Christmas jumper that’s been made by Capcom. Featuring traditional Christmas jumper design along with Ken and Ryu battling with their classic ‘Hadouken’ move, this is a great jumper for those that want to re-live their youth! There’s plenty of colours and other characters available, so make sure you check out Amazon!


Hollie Reindeer and Snowflake Christmas Jumper, £15 at Boohoo

Keep things classic with a reindeer and snowflake design festive jumper – it’s a Christmas classic and looks great with a variety of denim jeans. The design is striking and would look seriously cute worn with pigtail style plaits! Nothing better than sporting this and enjoying a festive drink in the living with the fireplace on and a cheesy Christmas movie.


Grey Party Stag Christmas Jumper, £20 from Burtons

Complete your Christmas with this festive jumper from Burtons! Featuring a bold and eye-catching stag design wearing a party hat against a marl grey background – the hat even has a bell on the end so everyone will hear you coming. This item is currently on sale and is an absolute steal at just £20 (was £28) so get this one ordered today whilst stocks last!


Boohoo Bobble Hat Penguin Christmas Jumper, £18 from Boohoo at ASOS

Aww just how adorable is this cosy grey jumper? The penguin wearing the bobble hat is just gorgeous and this is the perfect piece for your office Christmas jumper day or snuggly festive days at home watching movies and eating delicious food!