Mummy says…We had a party for my parents Golden Wedding Anniversary a few weeks ago, and you may have a party to organise too. You can hire out a room in your local pub or hall, throw up a couple of Happy Birthday banners and serve a finger buffet with plastic glasses of wine. Or you can throw a shindig that will knock your guests’ socks off in a venue they’ll remember forever! Here are some amazing ideas…
Heading to London for the hen party of a lifetime? Why not mix up the sightseeing with Champagne on a private party bus? You’ll spend a few hours on an iconic double-decker bus travelling around the capital, partying to your favourite music or crooning on the karaoke.
Watch the landmarks of London pass by as your personal host gets the fizz flowing with up to 60 of your favourite family and friends. Prefer a different tipple? You can also enjoy complimentary cocktails from the onboard cocktail bar during your time on the bus.
The annual Christmas party can be a drag. The same old people at the same old venues drinking the same old drinks – but not when you book a private event at Warner Brothers Studios Tours. Here you can decide if you’re in Gryffindor or Slytherin when you experience the magic of Hogwarts on the Harry Potter sets. Imagine eating dinner in the Great Hall dressed in Christmas decorations.
Or dancing the night away next to the Hogwarts Express on Platform 9 3/4.
For the ultimate experience, try the reception package, which also includes a Studio Tour.
Immerse yourself in all things Harry Potter as you wander around the magnificent sets. Nibble on canapés and knock back bubbles, or maybe a glass of Diagon Alley’s infamous Butterbeer. This is the party your staff will talk about for years to come.
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Why not celebrate that landmark birthday or anniversary up in the sky on a VIP experience on the London Eye? Hire your own pod or two (up to 15 people per pod), crack open the Champagne and take in the panoramic views of London below you. Get your glad rags on and meet in the Eye Lounge for a celebratory glass of bubbles before your ride. Finish an amazing experience with a visit to the 4D cinema. It’ll be a party like no other.
Want your works party to go with a bang? Head for the Ivory Vaults in Wapping, east London. This atmospheric venue is located in the cellars of a Grade II Listed house which they make the most of by putting on interactive theatrical performances for your corporate party. Get your employees involved in a medieval banquet or hear gasps of amazement as acrobats perform awe-inspiring feats around your partygoers.
If you’ve got an idea of what you’d like the theme to be for your event, let the team know, and they’ll put together a bespoke package for you. Dinner, reception drinks, dancing – you name it, they’ll sort it.
Networking invites come in thick and fast these days, so make your work event stand out by doing something a little different. Urban Golf in central London offers the opportunity to mingle with your industry peers while indulging in some golf on their state-of-the-art simulators.
It’s not just for the pros, either – there’s expert tuition on hand to help improve your guests’ swings and plenty of drinks on tap too. If you want to make your event extra memorable, tee off during the Ryder Cup or US Open and watch the live action as you play.
Team Building and Away Days
A good team building event can be worth a 10% increase in sales, so ask your employer to treat your team to something a bit special and hire a space at an Odeon cinema. Start the day with a rousing speech to the whole company using top-of-the-range AV equipment, then you can break off into smaller groups for some team building fun, regrouping at an exclusive private screening of the latest blockbuster, complete with popcorn and drinks.
Whether you’re looking for somewhere to impress the in-laws or excite your employer or employees I hope these ideas for best venues for a party will inspire you to host an event your guests will never forget.