The responsibility of putting together a Christmas party for your friends or colleagues can be a huge one. You don’t want to mess it up and leave everyone who took the time out of their schedule to be there disappointed with the overall experience. Parties that actually get remembered are few and far between; you’re going to need to put in the hours if you want yours not to be forgotten in a hurry. Here’s how you can get it right.
Come Up With a Particular Dress Code or Experience
Festive parties can come in all shapes and sizes. Yours could be a murder mystery-themed party or it could be a more conventional club party. Whatever it is, you should choose a particular dress code that you ask attendees to adhere to and offer them some kind of experience that you think they’ll enjoy.
Include Some Games and Competitions
To add to the fun, you should be willing to add some games and competitions to the party. This will allow you to get people invested in what you’re offering and they’ll be more like to come along for the fun. Competitions are good because they give everyone a chance to get something for nothing, and that’s not to like about that?
Keep the Drinks Flowing Throughout the Night
No party would be complete without a steady flow of drinks throughout the night. The last thing anyone wants is for the drinks to dry up because that’s when a party can fall completely flat. At no time of the year is this clearer than at Christmas when everyone just wants to let their hair down and have a good time together. There should be someone tapping a keg of beer and another person handing out shots throughout the night. That’s what these parties are all about.
Choose Some Form of Interesting and Fun Entertainment
Every festive party needs to have some kind of entertainment in place to keep everyone interested and engaged through the duration of the party. Polite conversation only goes so far in this context. One sure-fire hit is to hire a karaoke machine that everyone can have fun with as the drinks continue to flow. There are many other options too though, so choose the one that you feel will best suit your party.
Document the Party for Everyone
If you want people to actually remember the party and look back over it fondly, you’re probably going to need to document it in some way. You can do that by taking lots of photos and videos throughout the evening and then sharing them with everyone later on. That can either be done privately or via social media platforms depending on your preference. By documenting it, people will have a token to remember it by.
The Christmas party season is fast approaching so you need to move fast if you want your party to be one of the ones that people look back over with fondness once the hangover has cleared.