How to Style Your Office Christmas Party
The end of the year is fast approaching, and most of us are thinking about how we’re going to spend our break with family and friends, sun and sand.
Unless you’re the one planning the office Christmas party!
Then you’re probably feeling the pressure of keeping everyone happy, rounding-up all the RSVPs in time, finding a great venue with delicious catering, and entertainment that will feel fun, not daggy. It’s a lot to think about!
Let us help, with a few easy styling suggestions that will feel modern, fresh but still celebratory. And if you need venue and entertainment suggestions, just let us know! We have plenty of recommendations to keep the party going.
Style: Formal Dinner Party
If your workplace is quite formal – or you just want a good excuse to dress up – this is the perfect look for you. Keep your styling very minimalist, with simple, good-quality furniture and accessories. Then bring in Christmas touches with handmade wreaths, and chic candle holders.
There are plenty of private spaces to hire that allow you full control of the styling – or maybe your boss will host you all in their home! Invite partners, serve hors d'oeuvres on arrival and keep speeches short.
And of course, you’ll need a stage for the jazz quartet.
Style: Chic Garden Party
Make the most of summer with a luxurious long lunch al fresco. Set up a shady bar with DIY cocktails (we suggest keeping it simple with Pimm’s and Aperol Spritzes), get the Spotify playlists going, and bring in some greenery to bring the whole look together. Maybe hire a croquet or badminton set to break the ice.
Set up in someone’s backyard, hire a beautiful Airbnb or even ask permission to use the local park. After all those last-minute deadlines, the team will be thrilled to while away the afternoon outdoors.
Style: Rustic Family-Style Banquet
If you have a close-knit team, keep the styling simple with chic, rustic accessories and an exposed timber table. Add interest with your linens and flowers, a good soundtrack, and some great sparkling wines. This is a great, easy theme for family-friendly Christmas celebrations – but chic and easy-going.
Look for a venue with some interest – a warehouse or a rooftop with an amazing view.