This Year’s Christmas Party Must Haves

It’s never too early to get into the festive spirit and start planning this year’s Christmas party. Here are our must haves for 2016!


Christmas Cookies

Wow your guests with a big batch of snowflake or snowman biscuits. Or how about a triangular slice of chocolate cake decorated as a mini Christmas tree held with a candy stick? Whatever you decide, by choosing JD Parties you’ll benefit from outstanding caterers who are passionate about delivering sumptuous, high-quality food for the most wonderful time of the year. You’ll love the Christmas feasts served at our parties!


Christmas Croquembouche

There’s something remarkably extravagant about this tree of profiteroles, which creates the perfect spectacle for any celebration. This dessert includes choux pastry bound together with caramel and seasoned with chocolate for extra richness. While croquembouche wasn’t traditionally intended for Christmas when it was invented in France in the early 19th century, you can easily make it festive with a few simple tricks. Spray with icing sugar or finely sifted flour for that magical winter wonderland touch, and position the tree where everyone can see it.

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Christmas Party Food

Other Christmas crowd pleasers include potato, apple and onion tarts, miniature turkey and cranberry pies, and Christmas tree garlic bread filled with mozzarella. While champagne seems like the obvious choice for a Christmas celebration, don’t discount prosecco or cava, which are significantly more affordable and have become extremely popular in the UK in recent years. With JD Parties, you can even book an exclusive Christmas drinks package, which can include a drinks voucher, unlimited wine/beer/soft drinks by the glass, or unlimited single spirits/wine/glass/beer/soft drinks.


Winter Wonderland Decor

It goes without saying that the most important piece of décor for any Christmas party is a beautifully decorated tree. Likewise, you can never go wrong by using the similarly traditional approach of decorating the halls with boughs of holly and hanging some mistletoe. Dangling snowflakes, rows of ornamental Christmas trees, giant hanging ball-balls, and green tinsel bound together with red ribbons will also work well for any Christmas party.


Festive Music

You’ll need a long song list to ensure it doesn’t go quiet towards the end of your party. Luckily, with hundreds of great Christmas floorfillers to choose from, your guests will always have a tune to dance and sing along to. Get everyone in the spirit with floorfillers like Brenda Lee’s ‘Rocking Around the Christmas Tree’, Paul McCartney’s ‘Simply Having a Wonderful Time’, and other popular Christmas hits to get your guests into the spirit!


Looking for the perfect Christmas party venue?

JD Parties provides luxurious shared and exclusive parties in venues such the ICC Birmingham, the enchanting country estate of Tatton Park or the iconic Aintree Racecourse. Learn more about our bespoke Christmas venues and book your tickets for this Christmas here.