The whole world has gone through many ups and downs these past two years, and whilst our journey is still far from over, we can be grateful for the progress we’ve made – not just as a country, but as individuals who have gone through a troubling time. But Christmas is upon us once again, and we can officially plan our get-togethers without worrying too much about how we can make it work. But the key to any event – and most certainly your 2021 Christmas party – is advanced planning, and if you have the right know-how, you can make your event a brilliant one. So what can you do to have a fantastic Christmas party this year? Here’s how to plan the best Christmas party this 2021.
Choose a good date
Before you can begin planning anything, it’s essential to decide on a date – and make sure it’s a good one. It’s more important to choose the suitable date if you’re planning to invite more than ten people to your Christmas get-together because the season tends to be busy for most. If you want to secure everyone’s attendance, you’ll have a better chance of doing so by setting a date for a weekday rather than a weekend. You can set your party on a Thursday or Friday, for example, and you can even go one step higher with an overnight party where your guests can stay at the venue, such as a large manor house, a villa, and so on. You can choose from an assortment of party houses to rent complete with fantastic amenities like pools and cinema rooms that can make your party more spectacular. Another benefit to this is that you can more effectively social distance and have the entire place all to yourselves.
Choose the right venue
Speaking of venues, once you’ve decided to hold your Christmas party at a venue like a large house, choose it wisely. Search online for likely locations around the UK, preferably with a fantastic view and great amenities. But also make sure that your venue can fit your estimated number of guests, and don’t forget the relevance of a theme, dress code, and décor as well! It’s also essential to select a venue that everyone can have easy access to, whether they have a car or will take a train or other means of public transport.
Be festive with your menu
Once you’ve chosen your date and venue, it’s time to plan an equally important aspect that makes up a fabulous party: the menu and drinks. You can opt for a catering service so you can do away with the hassle of preparing and cooking food but go for something festive and in line with the season. Turkey is a great choice, as are mince pies and fruit cakes, but you can also spice it up with fusion menu options. Don’t forget holiday drinks like eggnog and mulled wine, and get those champagne bottles ready.
Select great entertainment
If you book a venue such as a large private home, it won’t take much to entertain your guests, as most of these places have everything you can imagine for a wonderful time. But otherwise, you can set up contests and have everyone dress in costume, and hire a band or DJ to get everyone’s pulse racing as they dance the night away.