With the madness of Halloween behind us it’s that time of year again where we begin to plan our works Christmas party. The typical Christmas office party is a great opportunity for your staff to let off some steam built up form the work demands of the past year. But it’s not just an opportunity for everyone to unwind and de-stress, a Christmas party is also a brilliant tool for motivation and team building. A well prepared and thoughtful Christmas party can show your staff how much you appreciate them, so its vital that the entertainment you choose is of the highest quality. Mix City has years of experience in providing entertainment for work Christmas parties all over London and we have decided to share our knowledge and let you in on some top tips to make your office party a night to remember.
It’s fair to say that the main component in your party will be the music and visual presence. With intelligent lighting effects and the correct music choices throughout the night the atmosphere can be electric. So it’s a good idea to say no to the iPod and hire a professional DJ. A DJ will not only take care of your party, but will also supply the specialist equipment needed to bring your event to life. Many entertainment companies can provide a Mobile Disco service tailored specifically to a Christmas theme. The mobile DJ will arrive at your location and set up the professional sound & lighting equipment. It doesn’t matter whereabouts in London your party is happening, it could be in a church hall in Croydon , a swanky venue in
Notting Hill or even in your works office itself, a professional mobile disco service can transform the environment into a place where people feel comfortable to let their hair down and enjoy themselves. Mobile Disco DJ’s are always very experienced in these types of private events and are able to make the right music choices at the right times to ensure that there is a fantastic party atmosphere during the whole evening.
Decorate part of your venue like an old fashioned movie theatre and have a box of different props and costumes like hats, scarfs, fake moustaches and novelty giant size sun glasses. Your staff will have lots of fun dressing up in all the various silly outfits. Photo Booth hire is great for breaking the ice at the beginning of the party and is a sure way to get lots of funny photos to share after the event. Most entertainment companies can supply a photo booth or photographer as an extra, make sure you ask the hire company for details.
karaoke is a proven way to make sure your party have the magical atmosphere you desire. Your brave and confident colleagues can take to the microphone first, but it will only be a mater of time before the shy and reserved unleash their inner Adele or Bowie. Karaoke Hire is available throughout London and the DJ will provide your party with all the equipment needed including Karaoke songbooks, LCD screens with scrolling lyrics and the Microphones and amplifier.
To some members of staff the Christmas party can be a little intimidating, it’s possibly the first time many colleagues have interacted in a social environment, away from the comfort zone of their work. So finding away to make the guests feel relaxed is even more important that it might be at a regular celebration. Live entertainment in the form of a singer, band or comedian can be an excellent way to get everyone in the mood and ready for the main event later on. A live artist is able to interact with the audience and take request for music and special mentions. Light comedy or ‘warm up music’ doesn’t interfere with the initial greetings and social interactions, so makes it a great choice for the beginning of the party. There are lots of very talented performers in London that are highly experienced and have the ability to perform songs that resonate with people and help get them out of work mode and into a party mood.
If you want to be really unique and impress all your work collgues the casino experince is just what you’re looking for. Bring a taste of the dazzling Las Vegas strip to the occasion. Let the guests play on slot machines, card tables and roulette weels that are all available to hire out. You could even add a special buffet and serve cocktails. it’s probably not a good idea to gamble with real money.