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Essential Tips for the Christmas Party Organiser

21 August 2018

‘Tis the season to be jolly! And that’s just what we think every Christmas Party Organiser should be! So, when it comes to taking the stress out of your event planning, Viva Blackpool has your back with our top Christmas Party Planning tips.

Don’t Kill My Vibe

We all know you’re not going to please everyone (especially Doris from Accounts and that new work placement girl that seems to do nothing). However, you can’t let this dampen your spirits, as you (somehow) become 2018’s Christmas Party Organiser!

So, first things first, what vibe are you going for? Is your plan to get everyone as “MERRY” as possible and have a big knees up? Or are you looking for something slightly more sophisticated, in a last-ditch attempt to keep all office gossip to a minimum.



It’s All About the Money Hunny

Time to get your Accountant hat on and become the next Carol Vorderman, as you set yourself the task of getting the best value for money for your Christmas Party.

It’s safe to say everyone in your place of work will want a bargain – especially around Christmas time! So, our top tip is to create three different options, all varying in price, then get everyone to vote for what option they would like.

And don’t forget! Many venues (including ourselves, hint, hint), create exclusive drinks packages to suit your budget, so don’t feel cheeky telling a venue your budget and asking about what options they can create for you.

Finally, when it comes to the crunch time and you need to turn into the office debt collector in order to get everyone’s deposit, send an email a week before pay day stating you will be collecting everyone’s deposits on pay day (or the day after, no one minds spending money on pay day!)

Stick to your guns!

You have created a democracy! And once everyone has voted for their preferred price range, stick to it! And you can’t help if Stacey from Admin can’t get someone to baby sit her growing family of cats the night of the Christmas party, the people have voted!

And while you’re at it get them to vote on a date! Don’t be too generous though, just put three dates to choose from and go from there.

Also, if anyone starts complaining about what and when you have chosen, the decision was out of your hands and that’s that!

Take the Stress Away…

No one quite understands just how stressful organising a Christmas Party can be, but here at Viva Blackpool we have you covered with a range of fantastic festive events:

Ultimate Christmas Parties

A full-on, hands in the hair, dance around the table and sing at the top of your voice show filled with festive FUN!

This is the festive party night in 2018 you don’t want to miss! With pre-show Christmas dining available, drinks packages, table service, as well as a host of fantastic entertainment. The only thing you need to bring is your mistletoe!

The Spirit of Christmas

Join us for this dazzling new show and experience a Christmas show in Blackpool like no other!

Viva is transformed into a winter wonderland full of charm and surprise. Our talented cast of singers, dancers and musicians, will transport you to those feel-good Christmases gone by in a wave of nostalgia and joy.

If you’re planning on booking to see one of our Spirit of Christmas shows or one of our Ultimate Christmas Party nights our lovely Box Office Supervisor Natasha is ready to create bespoke drinks packages and deals that suite your budget. Give her a call on 01253 297297, and she will be happy to help!

We also have fantastic Pre Order Menus, so the office vegan can decide on their food choice ahead of time to avoid unwanted waiting around.

Private Christmas Parties

Whether it’s a corporate party, work do, or an old-fashioned family get together, our venue is a blank canvas ready to host any sized event – large or small. With over 20 years’ experience in hosting (and attending!) Christmas parties across the Fylde coast, our expertise will help you put the “wow” factor into your event.

Wanting something bigger, a private room? We have you covered! Amy Mantel our Events Manager can create dedicated events to be held in one of our stunning event rooms. Just simply click here to see our three stunning event rooms.

Our Top Tip: Book now! Why give yourself added stress of a short deadline when you can book way in advance and give yourself plenty of time to organise the event of the year! For more information, click here to request our Christmas Party Pack, or call our Box Office Team for more information on 01253 297297.

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