If you love the sunshine like me then you’ll still be hanging on to the last of the British Summer, refusing to dig out your Autumn wardrobe and instead freezing on the train platform during your morning commute! It looks like Summer has had its day and the sun has gone back in until next year… it was fun whilst it lasted! The plus-side of this time of year is that we can officially start the countdown to Christmas and you know what that means… parties, parties, and more parties!
If you’re responsible for organising the office Christmas Party and it’s just dawned on you that you’ve only got 3 months to go… don’t panic! Shared parties are great for smaller groups and companies that are looking for a party with an unrivalled atmosphere. Everything is taken care of for you in one ticket price (pretty much) so you can choose your theme, sit back, relax and turn up to party on the night! Read on to find out what I rank as the top Shared Christmas Parties in and around London for 2018.
The big one!
The Smart Group really do know how to put on a Christmas Party to remember, and this year’s biggie is no different! The venue seats up to 2000 guests so if you’re looking for an atmosphere – this is the event for you! Around the World in 80 Days at Battersea Evolution is an exciting and eclectic mix of the best food, drink and entertainment from around the world including the souks of Marrakech, temples of Japan and the snowy hills of Kathmandu! You will be entertained all evening by acts such as Cirque performers and Chinese Dragons and once the DJ starts his set the dance floor is guaranteed to be full until the end of the night!
The one with the celebs!
If you’re looking to top last year and give your guests a night to remember, look no further! At Madame Tussauds you can mingle with A-List celebrities, iconic film characters and even the Royal Family… in wax-form of course! Madame Tussauds is the ultimate glamourous and unique venue; you’ll arrive to a red carpet reception making you feel like a true celeb before taking a trip on time-travelling London taxis taking you through 400 years of London’s history. After sipping on your reception bubbles in the prosecco lounge surrounded by A-List celebs such as Brad Pitt and Dame Helen Mirren, you will journey through sets from Hollywood’s most iconic films. Once in the World Stage Ballroom you’ll be served a delicious 3 course dinner by award winning catering team, Food by Dish, followed by a disco to party the night away whilst rubbing shoulders with the stars!
The one in an East London warehouse!
This year, Tobacco Dock has gone all gigantic on us and is throwing a night of unexpected proportions with their ‘Under the Christmas tree’ themed shared party. Having personally attended last year’s shared night at Tobacco Dock I can safely say you’ll have lots of fun! You’ll arrive to a prosecco reception before stepping under the tree to enter a land of giant gifts & decorations to be entertained by world-class performers. You will enjoy a delicious four-course dinner and then dance the night away to a live band – there’s even dodgem rides and a midnight feast!
The glitzy one!
Awesome Events are putting on the glitziest Vegas party in town this year, so if you’re looking to don your finery and enjoy a night of glamour then this is the party for you! The evening starts with a glass of bubbles in the Vegas Palace Lounge before moving through to the Starlight Ballroom to dine under the star-lit ceiling. During dinner you’ll enjoy performances such as fire acts and of course a Vegas style dance show, and if that’s not enough you’ll then spend the rest of the night on the downtown strip with a casino, photobooth or Vegas disco to choose from!
The alternative one!
If you’re looking for something completely different then this is the party for you… it’s guaranteed to give your guests a night to remember and will keep them talking about the 2018 Christmas Party for years to come! The London Dungeon is a unique, fun and immersive venue and the Merlin Events team really know how to look after their guests! Guests will start the night with a Gin Cocktail in the Gin Palace, before being taken on a live theatre tour through London’s darkest history with lots of little surprises on the way! You’ll soon arrive in to the Tavern, an 18th Century themed pub, for traditional pub grub, cheerful drinks and a DJ to make sure you party the night away. One date is already sold out so act fast!
The one with Après-Ski!
I told you the Smart Group were good at Christmas… they’ve got yet another party that’s topped the list and this one’s ice cool! They’re transforming Willows Farm in St. Albans into an alpine wonderland, and it’s look like it’s going to be one hell of an après-ski party! Guests will enjoy glasses of frosted fizz and delicious canapes on arrival, being immersed in to the alpine setting with fur-lined seats and log-fires. You’ll be seated at your Christmas tables and served a lavish three-course meal, with performers entertaining you throughout, and once the after party begins there’s games, dancing and dodgems to keep everyone entertained!
So that’s my take on the shared parties not to be missed in 2018, and remember I know how to party! Don’t waste any more time; take your pick and get in touch with the Eventify team today as tickets are being snapped up fast!!