Christmas parties (OR birthday parties!) can go two ways.
The first includes sausage rolls, awkward conversations and maybe a free beer if you’re lucky.
The second is a true party, bursting with so much glamour, excitement and fun that even Kanye and Kim would attend.
We’re more into the latter, and so should you be. So here’s our guide to throwing a Christmas party worthy of the Wests.
Have a classic theme
You’d never have Kim K turning up at an Elf-themed party, would you? Well, we don’t know what she does in her spare time, but that’s a whole other story.
Keep it simple and add a colour scheme with details that make a huge difference. Canapes, classic cocktails and a red carpet will give the luxury vibe it needs.
If you wanted to step it up a notch, here at Revolution we have our very own selection of flavoured vodka and more spirits than you can shake a candy cane at. Fill your Christmas stockings!
Pick an appropriate dress code
How to plan a Christmas party dress code? Keep it smart, keep it casual. Keep it co-ordinated if it’s fancy dress. After all, you don’t want a parade of animals in the same onesie storming the dance floor.
Premium drinks that go the extra mile
We all know Kim K loves getting her lips around a Pornstar Martini (yeah, we went there). You do have to tip your hat to her though for good taste (not in men) — it’s a crackin’ drink worth every penny. If you opt for beverages that feature bubbles and a fruit garnish, you can’t really go too far wrong.
Choose a guest list and stick to it
If absolutely everyone was allowed into a party, it wouldn’t be exclusive now, would it? You need to make sure your guest list is fool-proof so that you don’t get every Tom, Dick and Harry arriving. The last thing you need is some guy you don’t know getting his filthy mitts on the free drinks on arrival.
Get some party-starting accessories
Knowing how to plan a Christmas party is all in the details. There’s nothing people love more than pictures of themselves. Get a few selfie sticks or polaroids and watch the duck faces commence. The next morning, your phone notifications will be buzzing more than that questionable box under your mum’s bed you found as a kid.
Hire a high-quality DJ
If a DJ is crappy, he’ll clear the dancefloor and your guests will be as bored as Tiger Woods with just one woman. Unfortunately, the macarena is only acceptable for family parties so make sure you get a list of artists sorted out before the event. Luckily for you, we have excellent music playlists and DJs that will match your theme perfectly. If you had any preferences, we’d be more than happy to help you and your party boogie on down!
Include a VIP area
If you’re fortunate enough to invite some popular people to your party, make sure they have a VIP area kitted out with spirits, champagne and nibbles to munch on. If they act like divas the majority of the time, you don’t want them throwing a hissy fit if they have to wait at the bar.
Better yet, you could invite your close pals to this section for a taste of the high life (the Kim and Kanye life), you know, for being Presidential material.
Do you feel like you’re ready to get planning for your legendary party? Still in the dark about how to plan a Christmas party that your guests will always remember? Get started here and our professional party planners will be more than happy to help you plan a night even Jesus would walk!