Believe it or not, Christmas isn’t far away at all. Just 16 weeks in total until the big day (from when this blog was posted), which doesn’t give the office party planner, management or event coordination team that much time to prepare! Here are Function Junction’s 4 favourite and best themes for your corporate Christmas party.
Lets set the scene: A swanky James Bond cocktail party, with plenty of glitz, dazzling sequins and tuxedos. Where the Martini's are shaken and not stirred, served in delicate crystal glasses. Plumes of peacock feathers adorn the tables and there’s fantastic ice sculptures in each corner.
Just add: All this party needs now is live music to suit the sophisticated atmosphere. A five-piece band playing the finest lounge jazz. The Vodka Martinis will take you right from the mid 1950’s with classics from Nina Simone right through to the modern day, or warm, relaxed jazz from the sweet-toned voice of Alyson Green.
Lets set the scene: Guests arrive to a romantic, candlelit room with candleabras on every table. The decor is white and silver with a beautiful Christmas tree adorned with crystal decorations and soft white lights (no tinsel here) standing proudly as a centre piece. Wreaths made using Eucalyptus and soft white hydrangea floral displays will scent the air, while Christmas Alexander cocktails are served on large mirrored trays.
Just add: For a classy Christmas party, duo and trio live acts are a perfect way to not overwhelm guests and make them feel right at home. The Fitz-Elliott Duo are used to playing at London’s poshest hotels including The Dorchester and even Kensington Palace, the harp and flute duet play songs from the jazz era through to their own modern pop arrangements.
Bring the Sunshine
Lets set the scene: Summer in December? Create a Caribbean or South American themed party to inject a little unexpected heat to your Christmas party. Bright garlands and bunting adorn the ceilings and golden pineapples and tropical fruit platters sit proudly on the tables. Spicy canapés are served on banana leafs, while a Tiki hut bar mixers up classic Mojito’s and rum punches.
Just add: Create a carnival atmosphere with a lively addition of a latin-themed band such as Del Camino, so your guests can salsa and rumba their way around the dance floor. Add some serious Caribbean spirit with a steel band, Nostalgia Steel Band have appeared on TV and regularly appear at the Nottinghill Carnival.
Havin’ a Yule Ball
Lets set the scene: There are red and white candy-striped bunches of balloons, mistletoe hung from every doorway and tinsel wrapped around every spare hand rail or bannister. A heaving buffet includes the usual Christmas suspects such as chunky turkey sandwiches and gourmet sausage rolls, as well as Snowball cocktails and Egg Nog on tap. The Yule Ball theme is like 1980’s Christmas on steroids, where guests are encouraged to wear Christmas-themed fancy dress.
Just add: The loudest and proudest live band and DJ you can find. Jumpin’ is an energetic five or six piece cover band who will easily get your guests up and dancing. Jumpin’ have a huge repertoire of songs, right from the 60’s through to present day and everything in between and can also supply a DJ at an additional cost.
For all live bands, acts and DJ enquiries, simply contact Function Junction via e-mail or phone for more information.