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How to organise a Christmas bash to remember

28th November 2016 Print

The tree has been taken down from the loft, fairy lights decorate the outside of your house, a few advent calendar doors have been opened and the chocolate devoured and you are working your way through gift lists… the countdown to Christmas is definitely on!

The festive period is the perfect time to get all your friends and family together and what better way to do that than by throwing a Christmas bash?

A party for your friends and family doesn’t have to take place in a fancy location or cost and arm and a leg – but there are ways to make it one to remember and guarantee that everyone has fun. 

So, before you get sidetracked with thoughts of Christmas Day, get your snowman-emblazoned invitations sent out and start the festivities early this year. 

Food and drink 

Forget the turkey – you will have enough of that on Christmas Day (not to mention the leftovers after it)– and think outside the box. How about a Christmas buffet? That way you can get all the prep done before the party – so you aren’t hidden away in the kitchen while your guests are enjoying themselves and you can ensure that there is a little something for everyone. Plus, they can then help themselves to exactly what they want, when they want. Throw in a few Christmas cocktails and you are on to a winner! 


How are you going to keep your guests entertained? You could have Christmas music playing in the background – but it isn’t very memorable is it? Or you could invest in something a little more special. How about ‘Ice Elves in a Snow Globe’ which will both surprise and delight your guests? You could set up the karaoke or how about a firework display to brighten up the night?    


Christmas is the perfect time to get out the games and enjoy some quality time together, at the same time as having a lot of fun and even more laughs. The amount of guests attending may determine the type of game you play but this could be anything from a board game such as Articulate or you could download an app such as ‘Heads Up.’

The personal touch… 

You want to show your friends and family how important they are to you and that you had each and every one of them in mind while organising the festive bash. One way you could do this is by making crackers for all your guests. Then, put a little gift inside each one which you know the recipient will love. This could be anything from a mini bottle of Bacardi because you know it is their favourite drink to a photo keyring - which includes a funny photo for the new owner, or even a gift voucher to an experience they can enjoy at a later date.  

A surprise guest… 

While compiling your guest list why not invite someone that no one is expecting? Guest speakers will definitely make your party memorable and enable your guests to take something away from the party – whether that is a selfie with a celebrity, a few new jokes from a comedian, or a fun award handed to them by someone they admire.