Five ideas for that last-minute Christmas party

Christmas party

We have all experienced that moment when you enthusiastically agree to throw a party, only to realise that you don’t have the time or inclination to actually plan it. This is especially true in the run-up to Christmas, when there seem to be 101 things that need doing at once, but don’t panic. Here are five ideas to help you to throw the best ever last-minute Christmas party. Sit back, relax and enjoy a mince pie, as everything will be alright on the night!

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The venue

If you were hoping to bag your usual table at your favourite place, you might be out of luck; however, it is possible to find some great venues at the last minute, so don’t just assume the worst! It is always worth phoning around to check availability in case of cancellations. If all else fails, consider transforming your office or home into a winter wonderland.

The decorations

You don’t need a lot of time or money to decorate a space − you would be surprised at the difference some tinsel and a couple of baubles can make! You can also try making your own paper chains and snowflakes with some paper, scissors and tape. If you are hiring a venue, always check before putting up your own decorations.

The gifts

Everyone loves to receive gifts at Christmas, but shopping for all your guests can be time consuming and expensive. For a last-minute party, plan a Secret Santa. You don’t need to find the perfect gift − just choose something that is likely to go down well; for example, luxury chilli sets make great gifts for foodies or spice lovers. Check out a selection of luxury chilli sets at a specialist online store such as

The food

Unless you managed to get a last-minute table somewhere, you will probably need to think about food. Buffet food is the perfect option for a last-minute party, as it can be purchased ready-made and is easy to serve. Lots of hot and cold buffet options are available at this time of year, so go wild!

The music

There is only one sort of music for a last-minute festive party. Grab an album of Christmas hits and get ready to boogie! As the popular Christmas song says, it’s the most wonderful time of the year!

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