The holidays are officially here which means calendars are filling up with office parties and family celebrations galore! And whether it’s your employees or extended family, you can delight your guests with the best night of the year using these tips that’ll make your holiday party stand out amongst the rest. Here’s how to make it one to remember this Christmas season.
Go Big on Décor
To get your guests in the festive spirit, go big on the décor throughout your venue. Forget the tinsel and instead focus on the lights. With the array of festive options out there, you can turn your venue into a magical winter wonderland that will wow your guests and make that big first impression a great one.
Serve Fresh, Quality Food
Whether you choose to have a sit-down meal, food stations or a buffet, having fresh, quality food is important for the success of any hosted event. So remember to choose a venue that offers in-house catering with a renowned culinary team to dazzle your guests with the food.
Hire the Right Entertainment
Don’t forget that your entertainment can also make or break your party. And holiday celebrations are meant to be fun, where everyone can mingle and let loose on the dance floor. That’s why we recommend hiring a DJ or even a local band to get the party going and encourage everyone to get onto the dance floor. Having a good mix of music to dance to is one of the best ways to make your holiday party stand out since it’ll get a majority of your guests up off their chairs and having fun.
Add a Signature Cocktail
Since it’s Christmas, why not get into the festive spirit with a signature cocktail made just for your guests? You can ask the bartender to get creative and play around with some festive flavours to add something fun and exciting to the cocktail menu.
Offer Some Festive Favours
Another way to spice up your holiday party is to offer some festive favours or giveaways during your event. This can be themed treats, decorative candles, or even something more elaborate like raffles to give away prizes.
Even with all of the excitement circling around this time of year, holiday parties can easily become a boring, routine event. But you can make your holiday party stand out with your attendees raving afterwards by using the above tips to guide you through your party planning. And when you’re in need of a venue that offers it all, St. Elias Centre has got you covered. With one of the most elegant venues in Ottawa, and with an award-winning culinary team, we can help you throw your dream event of the year.