How to Build the Perfect Corporate Christmas Party

3 August 2023


The annual Christmas party is an opportunity to create an unforgettable experience that has guests reminiscing (in a good way) for the rest of the year and beyond. So the pressure to make it more memorable than the last ones is on. Fear not, we’ve got you covered to ensure your party’s planning doesn’t become the Nightmare before Christmas! Take a look at some of our tips on how to build the perfect corporate Christmas party below:

TRENDS FOR 2023

Relaxed dining and inclusive drink options set the tone for Christmas parties in 2023. In addition, decorations are becoming a lot more sustainable with rented, compostable and reusable options. What better way to create a festive atmosphere than with candlelight and the scent of fresh pine filling the room?

VENUE

Our venue finders are here to talk through your Christmas party brief, find out what you are looking to achieve in terms of style, formality, fun, seated dinner or just a full-blown party. They can guide you through the best options that work for your budget in your preferred location, to make sure you have a Christmas to remember.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

To ensure you maximise attendance, location is key! It’s crucial to consider your guest’s travel plans, nobody enjoys a lengthy journey home! If your chosen venue isn’t near a station or you want to party later than the last train, you may consider arranging private travel or providing accommodation for
guests.

CAPACITY

Where venues are concerned, size DOES matter. The number of guests and the format of your perfect corporate Christmas party will define the size of venue you will need. 150 people seated takes up a lot more space than 150 standing up. Err on the side of caution where capacities are concerned. With clever lighting and furniture placement you can make a room smaller but you can’t make it bigger.

FESTIVE FOOD

The Christmas feast is integral to every party and there are plenty of alternatives to turkey! Whether you
prefer a seated three-course dinner, a relaxed reception with canapés & bowls, food stations, or immersive food theatre, we’ve got you covered.

CHRISTMAS PARTY ENTERTAINMENT

More is more… DJs, beat boxers, gospel choirs, break dancers, violinists, harpists and singing waiters. This is the bit where you make your mark! Did we mention that we have an entertainment agency with a
bulging black book of contacts for all of your Christmas party entertainment needs?!

AOK Creative are expert corporate Christmas party organisers and can help with all of the above. Find out more.