Summer is a beautiful time to throw an outdoor party, and Christmas provides the perfect opportunity. Although planning a Christmas party may seem daunting it doesn’t have to involve a lot of time and effort. As event specialists, we are here to help you formulate ideas, select the right services and products, and provide tips to get you through the festivities.
Here our top tips for throwing the perfect Christmas party!
Christmas is a terribly busy time for many families so make sure you have your invitations out no later than mid November.
Look at hiring a marquee:
A marquee provides much-needed shelter for a daytime party, and lends an air of elegance to an evening event. Hire marquees offer the perfect space with both ‘wow factor’ and logistical flexibility. Choose from a range of marquee configurations and walling options to design a space that fits your event, your creative vision and budget.
Don’t forget decorations:
Christmas isn’t Christmas without a little sparkle so be sure to look at decorations and theming for your event. Ensure that you have planned a look for your event and can source the right décor. Fairy lights are a perfect feature to use as they give a relaxing ambiance to the space. We offer a range of products to hire including indoor and outdoor furniture, table, chairs and stools, lighting and kitchen and catering equipment etc. This is a great alternative to buying the products yourself, which will minimise your workload and ensure you can join in the fun too.
Plan to cater:
Hiring a caterer will save you a great deal of stress and worry during your event. Some people prefer to order packaged food and set it out themselves, whilst others may look into hiring someone to cook and serve. If you are going to serve food yourself, plan ahead to make your life easier and utilise some of our serving options including bain maries, pie warmers, cold rooms and eskies. These types of products will allow you to prepare the food beforehand.
Choose the right venue:
This is probably the most important thing to consider when planning your event. You want to ensure the space for your party caters for all of your requirements including number of guests, budget and decorations. If hiring a marquee, consider thinking of how big the marquee is going to need to be, to fit all of your guests so you can find a space that will cater to the correct requirements.
Follow our tips above and stay organised in the lead up to Christmas to ensure for a stress free day.
From everyone at GC Event Hire, we hope you have a spectacular Christmas and an even better New Year!