It only happens once a year and it can give a business the perfect way to let off steam, or it can cause some of the biggest headaches, but proper planning of your Christmas party is essential to avoiding the most common pitfalls.
Here are six Christmas nightmares to avoid...
#1: Pint at the local?
Christmas party planning can go wrong very easily when not booked properly in advance.
We’ve all been to Christmas parties arranged with only a few days and everywhere is booked or it doesn’t live up to the hype!
Given this is a once a year occasion, isn’t it worth pulling a special one out of the bag and giving your team a truly memorable night?
Villa Park has a dedicated team to ensure your nightmares are covered and every detailed is accounted for.
#2 : Winter is coming!
Whether it's un-ironic Christmas jumpers or another usual theme, there’s few things worse than a cringy fancy dress policy which leads to everyone feeling at best uncomfortable or at worst embarrassed.
At Villa Park, your experience is important and we love each party to have festive fun with our ‘Tis the season to be merry’ party packages in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
#3: Location, location, location
With all the festivity and atmosphere of a hospital waiting room, it's amazing how often the biggest work celebration of the year can end up hosted in a generic hotel function room.
Villa Park, Birmingham’s most iconic stadium has character and heritage for an exclusive unique and luxury setting for a Christmas party.
Situated just off the M6 motorway, one train stop off the city centre and with over 1,000 complimentary car parking spaces on site, its accessible for everybody.
#4: Another Turkey Dinner!
We already enjoy an extraordinary number of roast turkey dinners over Christmas, so at Villa Park this year the menu has been broken up with a little difference.
Turkey is off the menu and replaced with Chicken, chestnut & cranberry stuffing, and a heavy Christmas pud is replaced with a festive Irish cheesecake, gingernut and popping candy.
#5: What did we do last year, again?
The last thing you want is for everyone to leave the party and, by Monday morning, everything is back to normal. You want to be able to celebrate your successes and remind everyone why they love working at your company.
So get your best employees together and let Villa Park’s team do the brainstorming. It takes just one phone call.
#6: Level Up
So putting on an amazing Christmas party at a unique or unusual venue, Villa Park, with food to die for and the best entertainment around – it's a great way to treat the team and show them how valued they are.
Remember Christmas parties shouldn’t just be an event, they should be an experience they won’t forget!
To book your Christmas party at Villa Park , click here.