5 Top tips to prepare for your Corporate Christmas party

Finally, the year has come where the big boss decides to really pull out the stops for the company Christmas celebration!

What used to be just the usual Christmas party down at the local ‘posh’ restaurant is now a bespoke Christmas party in the corporate world!

So how do you prepare for such an event?

It’s your first time – you need to pull out all the stops. Think of it as a ‘first date’ (minus the date part!)

1. First thing’s first, the outfit.

Now this isn’t just a cheap sit down meal where you have the typical Aunt Bessie Christmas dinner washed down with a couple of pints and Echo Falls. It’s a Bespoke party; with fine dining, Champagne on arrival, fine cocktails, canapés, entertainment (that isn’t karaoke!) plus so much more , so you need to dress for the occasion.

I suggest for Men, black tie. It’s elegant, classy, smart and sophisticated. You can’t really get it wrong, but if you’re unsure, read the dos and don’ts here.

For Women, the possibilities are endless! I suggest keeping it classy and elegant, similar to the men’s black tie. Anything too short or too bright just won’t fit the occasion. Velvets, silks, lace and sparkles are always a winner. Take a look at some beautiful dresses here.

2. Doll yourself up!

Hair and makeup should complement the outfit. Men should be clean cut and slick, women need to be fabulous and glamorous. I would always opt for a red lip and a soft smoky eye – It reminds me of the ‘Great Gatsby’ era which is wonderfully chic. Make sure your footwear is comfortable though – there’s nothing worse than being in pain all night and being part of the bare foot brigade – sort it out!

3. Transport;

This may be the boring bit, but it’s very important you have this covered. You need to ensure you know your route and form of transport that is operating at that time. Check TFL journey planner before-hand and TFL updates on the night.

4. Drinks;

I won’t tell you what you should and shouldn’t drink (as I’m the worst person to advise) but know your limits! The last thing you need is to be telling some home truths to colleagues or crying in the toilets about life – You don’t want to be the talk of the town back at work!

5. #TeamNoHangover!

Now this is the main point, the next day cure. Take 2 panadols before bed chased down with a pint of water. When you wake up, have another pint of water and a good cup of tea. I would avoid having the typical greasy fry up and have a nourishing breakfast – my suggestion would be poached egg on toast with a fresh orange juice.

Back to the good stuff; Check out our Christmas parties  for an insight as to what to expect.

Finally, have an amazing Christmas party!


Sophie Millington is a marketing professional, writer and performing arts fanatic! Working for Altitude London as a marketing executive, Sophie has responsibility for marketing for the ALTITUDE GROUP retail brands. Follow Sophie on Google Plus.

From A Palm Tree To A Christmas Tree – Christmas at Altitude London

Now the summer holidays are over, it’s time to book your magical Christmas party at the top of the Millbank tower!

Booking a Christmas party this early?! You must think we’re crazy. But trust us, there are more reasons to be booking it now then there are to be booking it later…

It’s something to look forward to…

We all love to have something to look forward to, whether that is the weekend, (the majority of the time!) your birthday, or indeed, CHRISTMAS! It’s that end of year celebration whereby everyone can get dressed up, have a good old laugh and a few strong drinks (all expenses paid!) Your staff will be pleasantly reassured that something is actually happening and even more reassured that you consider them as part of the team in the coming months.

You get the best seats in the house

It’s no joy booking a Christmas party last minute where everywhere is booked up or you get the last minute seats that are slapped at the back of the venue by the kitchens (complete fail!) Booking in now guarantees you the best seats in the house.
You will have the luxury to choose:

  • Where you want; front row tables to watch the entertainment, by the dance floor to strut your stuff.
  • What you want; window tables, V.I.P section.
  • How many you want; definitely no limits on the party size.

So come December, you guys will be the coolest crew in the venue, envied by everyone!

No stress no fuss!

We hard working folks are too blessed to be stressed. Can you imagine coming back from your holiday all lovely and refreshed only to find you’ve been put in charge of booking the Christmas Do? (Not what you need!) So if you book now, the venue and dates you want will still be available and there’s no last minute panic of thinking, “everywhere is sold out, what am I going to do!?”- The rest of the year will just be an exciting countdown.

Find that show stopping outfit

Ever had that moment where you turn up to a Christmas party and pretty much everyone has the same outfit on? Yeah, we’ve been there too! This is because most parties are booked so last minute, everyone has to rush around in peak shopping times and grab any sort of party dress they can find, (even if it’s not in their size!) By booking early on in the year, it gives you extra time to find that perfect outfit that sets you apart from the rest.

You will have cash to splash!

Christmas is a time where we always seem to have a hole in our pockets. Buying presents, cards, lavish food and drinks topped with show stopping party outfits can leave us having a scrooge moment!
Rather than pay a big chunk of money at the last minute you can pay a deposit now for one of our shared parties and pay the rest later! Come December, the payment will be all taken care of, you won’t be out of pocket and all you need to do is have fun!

Fail to prepare, prepare to fail!

Book now and you will have the bragging rights to mass post on social media just how organised you are and make everyone jealous! You never know, it might just give everyone the push they need to book theirs.

So go on, your Christmas party starts from today! Book your tickets online or give one of us a call (we’re waiting for you!)
020 7592 7618
Christmas in the sky, at Altitude London