Hosting a Christmas Party? Top Tips to Make Sure it's Perfect!

Simon Cowell, Elton John and Adele have all enlisted party planner Steven Duggan's help. Here, he shares his ace advice on how to make your festive party one to remember!
BySarah SwainTuesday , 24 December 2013
One of the best invites we’ve had – a biscuit!
One of the best invites we’ve had – a biscuit!
We love a good bunch of fairy lights
© Cherry Menlove
We love a good bunch of fairy lights
Don’t forget the flower
Don’t forget the flower

1 Invitations
Invites can set the tone for your party, so make sure you get them right! Ensure the theme runs through from your invite to your night. If you’re having an elegant, grandiose-style party, then ensure your invitation reflects that.

2 Gift Bags
Everyone loves a gift bag and there are endless choices of what to fill them with. For Christmas, you can include candy canes and your own personalised tree decorations.

3 Venue
Use what’s available to you. Whether you’re holding your party inside or outside, create zoning to help transform your space. This can be done by using simple draping. 

4 Lighting
Hang Christmas lights across your space to create a simple yet magical setting. 

5 Flowers
A good floral display is always essential for a party.

6 Fireworks
If you really want your party to go out with a bang, organise a surprise fireworks display! Don’t forget to stick to your theme; for Christmas, have lots of greens, reds, whites and golds.

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