Monday, 25 November 2013

Planning a Christmas party

If you asked amongst my friends they would possibly refer to me as a bit of an events planner for as long as I can remember I have always been the person to organise days out, party nights, theatre trips, spa days and some girls nights in at home including dates, times, collection of money if the event or party involves money that is and lets face it most of the time it does involve collecting money there is not a lot you can do anymore that is free! I am the person you will find ringing around checking if they could still make the event what transport they would be using and of course at the same time catching up about life.

This Christmas is certainly sneaking up on us, I have been thinking about what I could organise for myself and friends this year - I wanted something fun with a theme, at least with themes everyone knows what they are doing. I came up with the idea of a costume party/night out. Costume parties can be a whole heap of fun, and nowadays they’re not just for the kids, as many adults are getting in on the act.

I have decided that throwing a costume party to celebrate Christmas this year will be loads of fun but in a venue, rather than go down the same old route of hitting local town’s bars I want a venue which will perfectly complement my party.

When planning a costume party, planning an outfit will be high on the agenda, although it’s a good idea to consider venue at the same time. There are a lot of different options and applications around online to help with party planning, if you struggle with organisation that is - you could try Facebook party planner application which comes from the fancy dress ball company which really helps you to plan things and keep them in the same place the app even sends invitations, so its lots less to worry about and will save you money.



In terms of venues I would love something more fun and more memorable, which is a little fancier- such as a party boat, or even a party bus they would both make for spectacular fancy dress party venues, and will make what should already be a fun party even more enjoyable.

I think I would aim to decorate the whole party venues in reds, golds, silvers and greens typical classic colours associated with the warmth of Christmas I would also love to see glittery snowflakes baubles and balloons hanging from the ceiling. With the room being draped in soft glowing fairy lights adding to the festive cheer.

In terms Of food I want to order traditional favourite party food along side this there would be some added extra, delicious Christmas food such as mince pies, Christmas pudding, turkey rolls and lots more. I would love to see mulled wine on the tables perhaps some bucks fizz and Christmas wouldn't be the same without Asti martini.

Last but not least entertainment- I would like to see a big brass band outside playing old traditional carols but I am not sure budgets would be able to stretch that far I could try though! inside there is going to be a disco music almost definitely included - Wham, last Christmas,  I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday by Wizzard and Merry Xmas Everybody by Slade I want this to be a fancy dress ball/party to remember       

written in collaboration with fancy dress ball 

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