It’s that time of year again and we’re in the middle of planning an array of Christmas parties and events for our clients. What’s great about Christmas is the opportunity to really go to town on the event styling and push the boundaries. In terms of creating that initial ‘wow’ factor for your guests, great decoration is key.
Here we’re always trying to be creative as possible and usually try to move away from the traditional ‘expected’ styling and opt for something a bit different.
Trends relating to recent pop-culture are always popular, especially those tied to specific era. You can really bring a party to life with vintage props and accessories, staff styling and perhaps even having a walk-in wardrobe to allow guests to get involved. To give a couple of examples we’re loving at the moment, ‘A Grimm Christmas’ could feature animal furniture, velvet chaises, burlesque performers, candied red apples, flaming cocktails and black truffles, whilst ‘Gatsby Glamour’ could have chandeliers, vintage trunks, a station clock projection, caramel sugar sticks, a giant gramophone, waitresses in flapper headdresses and cocktails served in teacups!
Or if you prefer a twist on tradition how about a ‘Neon Snowglobe’ theme which could feature clean white furniture glittered hanging stars, neon lighting, fluorescent cherubs, bright pink jellies and meringue pops or an ‘Alpine Warmer’ including stags heads, chalet styled staff, roasted chestnuts, fur rugs, vintage skis and hot chocolate cocktails.
Of course costs vary greatly on events, but depending on the budget, decoration can involve just a few well-placed props to a full-scale production. It’s always the little touches that make a difference such as a clear glass jars filled with festive sweets to match the event styling, stunning lighting to highlight quirky props, or a subtle nod to the theme.