• How to make the most of your Christmas party co-ordinator

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    The Christmas party planning season is upon us – potentially leaving you with weeks of incredible stress.

    Balancing life, work and all the party organisation; sometimes there’s just never enough hours in the day. To help make sure that your soirée is remembered by friends and colleagues for all the right reasons, here are our top tips when working with event co-ordinators.

    Let them be your guiding star
    Event Co-ordinators have the title for a reason. They’ll likely have been in the industry for many years, and know which steps to take, when the time is right.

    Speak to them about your ultimate goals or vision and ask them for a timeline of priorities. It’ll give you the immediate check-list that you’re looking for, leaving you assured that everything will be arranged on time.

    Keep an open mind
    So, you’ve been put in charge of the Christmas party by colleagues or friends, meaning that you’ll likely have an idea of how you want the end product to look.

    That’s a good thing! But be sure to bounce your ideas off your Event Co-ordinator. Maybe they have thoughts on how to give your evening some added sparkle? Or can offer alternative theme and entertainment ideas, which hadn’t otherwise crossed your mind?

    Do your research
    Finding out what other Christmas parties your co-ordinator has worked on is a great top tip! Maybe there’s something in their portfolio which has sparked your imagination, or an idea you’d like to implement in your own event?

    By utilising their skills you’re more likely to put on an event which supersedes anything your guests have experienced before.

    Be savvy with suppliers
    Christmas party co-ordinators are the best place to start when looking for suppliers. Even if you have a usual choice, it’s worth comparing prices and considering how much time you could save using their contacts.

    Guests love to know that the food, entertainment and decor they’re enjoying are all from the local area – this is something your coordinator can assist with.

    Enjoy the festivities!
    No one wants to be running around, looking after everyone on the night of a party.
    Book yourself a venue with an event co-ordinator, and you’ll be able to relax with your colleagues and friends all evening – how’s that for a Christmas treat?

    Emirates Old Trafford’s Events Team boasts over 35 years of experience and can help to coordinate your perfect party night from ten to up to 1,200 people.

    Looking for a shared festive fiesta, or maybe a private soiree? Enquire today and discover how they can help you throw a night to remember!

    A ‘very Emirates Old Trafford Christmas’ special offer

    Calling all PAs and secretaries, Emirates Old Trafford are offering a 15 per cent discount on selected shared and private Christmas parties.

    We take a handful of unforgettable entertainment, a sprinkle of delicious dining and an array of drinks packages to create the biggest night of the party season. All that we’re missing, is you.

    Join us for Christmas 2018 and dance the night away in the breath-taking surroundings of our award winning venues; The Point and the Pavilion. With live music, interactive features and delightful decorations, you, your colleagues and friends are in for a night not to be missed.

    To take advantage of this unique offer, book your Christmas party now quoting ‘PAL2018’.

    Call 0161 282 4020 or email events@lancashirecricket.co.uk or visit www.emiratesoldtrafford.co.uk/christmas

     

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    Vincenzo Ferrara

    Vinny Ferrara, Staff Writer for PA Life

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