Keeping costs down when it comes to booking a great Christmas party is not an easy thing to do. Particularly in the tough current economic situation, many companies and businesses to not have the budget to splash on their Christmas activities that they used to, so it is important for these companies that costs are kept down for more social occasions such as these.
London has always been seen as a great party venue, but is the same as any other city when it comes to the fact that not everybody is as financially safe as they used to be.
This cut back on the financial side of things does not need to mean a cut back on the quality of the night, however. There are a number of ways that businesses can still have a memorable Christmas party in London without having to break the bank. Here are a few of the ways this is possible.
Without doubt, the best way of achieving a great and memorable night for all of the guests without having to shell out extortionately is by booking into one of the fully organised and fully produced run of nights at a range of possible locations across London. This delivers a high quality evening at a fraction of the budget of the price of a bespoke planned evening. This set cost can include a high standard of lighting and decoration, as well as the catering and entertainment.
This might seem like a strange piece of advice but it is most certainly true, and very cost effective. Booking a Christmas party in London on a Monday or Tuesday night will cost you around 20% less than a prime date or day of the week would. Though there is obviously a disadvantage due to the fact that a number of staff may be missing the next day due to a mystery illness (ahem!), in the long run, it could prove to be a wise investment.
Making sure that the basic elements of the party are right will kick it off in the right way and lay the stones for a memorable, enjoyable and successful occasion. It is hard to go wrong with good first impression, followed by good food and drink which is well served, and then a great DJ and dance floor. Other, non essential elements of the party should be viewed as optional extras, available if the budget can stretch, but that without, the evening will go down a storm anyway.
Stumping up the costs for guests travelling home is an extra cost which is not always considered but can end up having a major effect on the overall pricing. Setting a clear policy on guests charging for travel home will mean that there is no unforeseen bill. It can also be a wise move to look to book a venue close to public transport amenities, making it easier and cheaper for all involved.
James Crouch is a degree-trained freelance journalist. He has written on a variety of subjects likes Christmas party in London, ranging from sport and news to animals and from graphic design to the theatre and the environment.
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