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25 Jun 2018

How to make the most of your Christmas party co-ordinators…

The Christmas party planning season is upon us – potentially leaving you with months 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 soiree is remembered by friends and colleagues for all the right reasons, here’s 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 experience 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 for 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!