Christmas party ideas

Christmas party ideas

Christmas party ideas

Christmas in the Orangery

We’re especially proud of the Christmas parties we host at No.11 Cavendish Square. Our clients tell us they re-book year after year because our theming gives guests a completely different experience every time they come. For 2016 our festive party package celebrates all things Norwegian. Think glogg served from a Nordic bar, gingerbread houses and a tree decorated with Julekurver, garlands and traditional ornaments.

Knowing you can leave the theming of your Christmas party safely in our hands means you can concentrate on some thoughtful extras. To help inspire you we’ve rounded up some of the best ‘special touches’ you can add to your party to make it one your guests will remember for years to come…

Secret Santa, with a twist

Liven up the traditional secret Santa with one of these clever adaptations.

The secret Santa swapathon

Every member of staff buys a gift that would appeal to lots of people attending the party. All the presents are put into a large Santa sack. When the present giving begins, everyone gets a turn to choose a present from the sack. They can open it OR they can swap it for a gift someone has already opened, giving them the unopened one in return.

Photo booth

Hire a photo booth and fill it with Santa hats, reindeer ears, tinsel and anything else festive you can think of. You could even theme the seating area as a Santa Sleigh.


Christmas is the time of year to have fun, so make sure you introduce a few games to help your guests let their hair down.

Guess the number of…

Candy canes on the tree, bulbs on the fairy lights, mince pies eaten at the party. Find a fun guessing game and offer a prize for the guest who gets closest.

You did what?! quiz

Well in advance of your office Christmas party, email all of your guests and ask them to disclose a secret about themselves to you. It needs to be something no one else on the team knows. On the night of the party get all of the party guests to try to match the secret to the member of staff.

Christmas movie trivia

Ask all of your staff to tell you their favourite film before putting the questions together to make sure you’re covering everyone’s taste and create teams for the quiz itself. 

Name that song

Play the opening few bars of famous Christmas songs and get party goers to guess the song name, artist and give a bonus point for anyone who can name the year it was released.

Great Christmas Decorate Off

Throughout the evening invite guests to decorate a gingerbread house, cookie or cupcake, choose a winner and offer a prize.


Ask everyone who’s coming to the party to email you with five of their favourite Christmas party songs to help your DJ when putting together a play list for the evening. It’s a great way to get people involved from the off and will also guarantee a full dancefloor.

You could also consider a Christmas carol Karaoke room or perhaps a piano (and pianist, of course) and print out song sheets to get everyone feeling festive.

Christmas at No.11 Cavendish Square

Our Norwegian Christmas party package starts at £99 per head and includes exclusive hire of The Green House, a three-course sit down meal, four hours of unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks at our Nordic bar, glogg or sparkling wine on arrival, music, plus lots more. Get all the details you need here or call our Venue Team to discuss your evet on 020 7307 2474.

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14 March 2016
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