Welcome to the Christmas blog. Full of ideas, hints, tips and tricks to make your Christmas party go with a bang.
You may think it’s a little early to think about Christmas, but if you want to plan a memorable Christmas party, you’ve got to get ahead of the game. At The Mermaid London, they want your Christmas party to go off with a bang! So, we’ve pulled together these tips that’ll have you Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree in no time…
So here we are, it's October and we're talking about Christmas. It's like the adverts that come on TV this time of year and everyone always says the same thing "I cant believe they're advertising Christmas already, its ridiculous" It's not ridiculous, its Christmas. The best time of year, come on people feel the festivity
Part of the fun of the Christmas party season is that it'll all go horribly wrong! I mean, that's partly the point of the Christmas party isn't it?
When it comes to Christmas, everyone wants to be different. Except it turns out you probably don't. That's because being different sounds like a great idea until you realise that it's more trouble than it's worth and you end up booking another rubber chicken dinner!
I learnt a new phrase this week from an inspirational guy called Dave Coplin (@DCoplin), the CEO at Microsoft. That's "Chief Envisioning Officer" BTW! It's TLDR and it's a great leveller when reading long, tedious emails (particularly from your boss, who won't understand what it means anyway!).
To some, summer seems a little early to start planning the office Christmas party. To others, the summer constitutes a last chance saloon to secure their ideal Christmas party venue, ensure the menu is suitably festive and procure their entertainment because they seemingly know something you don't know...! But don't panic...
Twelve years ago this month, we were all set to host one of our first ever venue showcase events at St.Paul's Cathedral (a venue we still work with to this day). Following the huge success of our very first (the very first) industry showcase in 2001 at Lincoln's Inn Fields (1,000 guests showed up!), which we aptly named 'The Great Summer Showcase', such events were considered an exciting, peripatetic (look that up, it's a great word!) alternative to trade shows