Throw a fantastically festive Christmas party

Whether you’re planning a small Christmas party for family and friends, or a big festive event for the entire office, it can be hard to think of ideas that will be fun for everyone. So, how can you get everyone in the Christmas spirit without resorting to Santa hats and antler headbands?

Hire Linen to make the venue perfect

Of course this is a must!  Over the years, we’ve helped plenty of people dress their Christmas parties with our event linen hire service in London, Essex and right across the UK.

We also picked up some great ideas on what really works for Christmas parties in general and we’ll carry on in this blog, to take you through three of our favourites.

Xmas colour table linen

The traditional Christmas dinner

It might seem a bit unoriginal, but don’t underestimate how much people enjoy a good old fashioned Christmas dinner. Turkey, ham and all the trimmings (plus a really great vegetarian option) will go down a storm no matter where it’s served, and you can make it extra special by giving a choice of starter and dessert. A light soup or a winter terrine are always welcome starters, while trifle and Christmas pudding are usually favourites when it comes to afters. Add in plenty of cranberry sauce, some fine wine choices, a glass of fizz for all and you’ll be giving everyone a Christmas dinner they’ll talk about well into the new year. Although you may want to make sprouts an optional extra…

The cheese and wine party

Cheese and wine parties have been becoming increasingly fashionable over the last couple of years and since the two go together at Christmas like Santa and Rudolph, it makes a perfect choice for a smaller, more intimate festive gathering. There are lots of ways to host a cheese and wine party, but if you really want to get your guests chatting, give each guest a selection of wines and cheeses to try. This way they can try different wines with different cheeses and see what combinations work well together. Before you know it, people will be swapping suggestions and breaking the ice.

The carol singing celebration

If you’re putting on a party for a group that loves a good sing-song then a carol singing event could be perfect. Put on a hot buffet, keep the mulled wine or cider flowing and provide lyric sheets to make sure everyone gets the words right. Of course, another option is to allow your guests to relax and hire singers to perform carols for them. People can join in if they like, but there’s no pressure to sing for anyone who may be a bit shy.

Whatever way you decide you take your Christmas party, if you require  event linen hire you can contact the team at Simply Linens by calling us on 01279 438 448 or by using our online contact form to get in touch. You can tell us all about your plans and we can give you advice and guidance on everything from colour schemes to fabrics based on our years of experience.