Christmas party theming tips from BMA House

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Planning a themed event for Christmas? Find out why you should be booking now and how you can bring it to life. BMA House?s Rebecca Hurley gets out her theming tips

How to plan a themed Christmas party at a venue
We know it feels wrong to even be thinking about Christmas in August, but there?s really no such time as too soon when it comes to organising the office Christmas party.

And, there?s nothing better than bringing a theme into the occasion to create a real buzz for the season.

By working early on with a chosen blank-canvas venue such as BMA House, you?ll be able to plan the ultimate themed event this Christmas. Rebecca Hurley of London venue BMA House offers a few tips so you can bring the theme to the venue.

? Let your imagination run riot, but just because you love the 1980s doesn?t mean everyone will. Ask for suggestions or run a quick poll or a vote over social media to help decide.

? Make a list of everything you might associate with your theme. Prop hire companies will do all the work to help bring your party to life. Tap into guidance from your venue?s in-house events planning team, who will have a little black book of suppliers to recommend.

? Visit your venue and check out the spaces on offer and how you can use them. Work with your venue to apply your chosen theme to every part of your event, from the entrance to the tables, bar, dance floor and even staff uniforms. How can you make catering come to life for your theme?

? Does the venue have an AV system? And can you use it to play soft background music, play film clips, etc? Pictures and sound really add to the ambience of a themed event.

If you love the idea of a Narnia theme, BMA House is offering PAs the chance to add unique touches from this favourite novel for their guests this Christmas using their chosen suppliers.

Receptions start from ?55* per person including venue hire, mulled wine or prosecco and seasonal canap?s. Upgrade to seated dinner packages, which include a three-course festive dinner, wine, mince pies and crackers. Book before 30 September and you go free**.

Contact the venue?s dedicated in-house events team to plan and create your bespoke party for up to 320 people. Visit bmahouse.org.uk, or call 020 7874 7020

*Plus VAT, subject to availability. Narnia theming and prop hire costs will be priced separately
**Book your party by 30 September and the booker goes free. Plus a complimentary menu tasting (minimum numbers apply)

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