If you want your Christmas party to stand out from the rest then turn to the pros for DIY wreaths, canapés, cocktail masterclasses and wine quizzes…
Sharky and George
What: Legendary Children's Parties
Why: Give the kids as much of a good time (maybe even better) by bringing in Sharky & George. These guys hold legendary children’s parties and Christmas is no different. They’ll rock up with their huge parachute, sticky bubbles, a loaded party playlist and a head full of games including ‘The Father Christmas Game’, ‘Jack Frost’s Footsteps’ and ‘Musical Sleighs’ to keep even the most demanding of kids engaged for a few hours. Get in touch and work out a bespoke solution to your childcare needs – it’s basically a Christmas present in itself. Can we join in?
What: All the Wine
Why: Bring the fun of the Christmas Day trivia forward, with a team quiz with your colleagues… a wine quiz. Amelia Singer, the wine expert, is the type of friend we all wish we had – she knows her grapes and offers her services at everything from themed tastings to interactive wine quizzes. As well as the session itself, guests receive an aperitif, crackers and snacks to keep them going, as well as 20% off wine orders made that evening.
What: Party Food Sorted
Why: If you’re a bit over 3-for-2 boxes of spring rolls, pigs in blankets and brie and camembert parcels then it’s time you brought in the pros. Catering for Christmas parties across London, Chilli Bees’ festive canapé menu features quails egg and gold leaf noodle nests, mini cheese fondue and mulled wine shots – it’s party food that will keep your guests talking long after the washing up has been finished. They can also take control of everything from crockery to flowers so it really is a party without the stress.
The Cocktail Service
What: Shake Up Your Christmas Party
Why: Hosting your own party is great but the thought of standing over the stove all evening stirring the pot of mulled wine slightly takes the fun away. Bring in the pros with one of the UK’s leading bar providers, The Cocktail Service. As well as a festive cocktail menu, they offer cocktail masterclasses are interactive and obviously fun – invite them in to your office or to add their magic to your Christmas party.
Where: Across London
Festive Rocktail Party
What: Glitter, Fun and Festive Frills
Why: If anyone knows about supper clubs which get everyone involved then it’s Christabel. If you’ve ever been to one of her supper clubs then you’ll know there is a little bit of DIY, probably some playing with food and most importantly a whole of lot of fun. Which is exactly what you want at a Christmas party. You can either head to a Festive Roctail Masterclass or you can book it for a private or corporate event. Learn how to make festive cocktails and DIY canapes all accompanied by some rockin’ tunes.
Next public masterclass 14th December
Where: Secret Location in N1
What: Cocktails and Karaoke
Why: Cocktail making, Christmas puddings and an hour of karaoke – what more do you want from a Christmas party?Throughout December Lucky Voice will be hosting Christmas parties at their Islington and Soho branches and you get four drinks included, ideal if you need a bit of Dutch courage before blasting our Mariah Carey.
What: DIY Wreath Workshop
Why: Christmas parties don’t just have to be about getting drunk and embarrassing yourself – yes, it isn’t actually mandatory. If you want something a bit more chilled out then East London florist Rebel Rebel have the perfect Christmas workshop, wreath making. Escape from the bustle of Christmas at London and learn how to make a wonderful wreath and catch up over wine and nibbles. No mortifying stories to wake up to the next day either.
Where: 8 Andrew's Road, Regents Studios, Unit 1, E8 4QN