At the time of writing this blog, it’s officially 135 days until Christmas, and Team SES are excited! You might be thinking we’re crazy for talking about Christmas in August, but let me tell you, now is the optimum time to be thinking about how you’re going to celebrate another amazing year with your team.

Christmas parties aren’t just about the festivities, they’re also an opportunity to thank your team for the hard work that they’ve put in over the last year, and given the last 18 months that we’ve all had, Christmas 2021 already has very high expectations! We’ve seen a flurry of enquiries for our Free Christmas Venue Finding Service and our Virtual Christmas Party offerings in the last 2 weeks alone, and already our suppliers are sharing excitedly just how busy they’re expecting the festive season to be.

So, how do you make sure you don’t miss out on the best Christmas Parties out there? Well, we’re biased of course, but you can use our Free Christmas Venue Finding Service. It’s simple, you tell us all of your greatest, fanciest, most insane Christmas ideas for your team, your dream location and your budget and we go out and find you a selection of options that meet the brief. Once you book it, we introduce you to your key contact at the venue and they help you to make your dream become a reality! Now, the Yorkshire in me is saying ‘nothing ever comes for free’ so although we would love to say we do this out of the goodness of our little Christmas Elf hearts, we’ll also let you in on a little secret – the venues kindly look after us, so you don’t need to foot the bill for our research. Which means it really is free for you to use!

If you’re not expecting to be planning a face-to-face Christmas Party, but would love to celebrate in style with your virtual team, we’re bringing back our infamous Virtual Christmas Parties launched in 2020. They’re so good, you forget you’re not in a room together! Don’t just take our word for it, here’s what Anna Sutton of The Data Shed said “Kate and her gang pulled together the most amazing remote Christmas party for The Data Shed. We genuinely had so much fun, we barely noticed we were all in our respective homes. No request was too much trouble. If you need a helping hand pulling off a super-duper event – this crew is who you want in your corner. ???”. Now if you’re wondering what ‘good’ looks like in a Virtual Christmas Party, we’ll be releasing another blog shortly on this very topic, so look out for it!

Now, let’s go back to that all important why. Why would you ever need to think about Christmas in August? Well, it’s no lie that we’re all desperate to celebrate in style this Christmas and because of that, demand is even higher than ever. But more importantly than demand being high, and you needing to find the best Christmas experience ever, your team deserve something incredible to look forward to. Proper planning and preparation prevents p*** poor performance, as our friends in uniform like to say, and proper planning for Christmas presents (see what I did there?) you with an opportunity to do something truly unique! Whenever you’re planning any event at all, you’ll always hear us harp on about pre-event, at-event and post-event experience, and Christmas Parties will be no exception! A Christmas Party is an opportunity to showcase your team culture and company values. So planning early not only means you’ll end up with the most exciting Christmas party in town, but it’ll really create some hype within the team too!

Still not persuaded? Well, let’s just say it’s been 129 days since Easter – and I don’t know about you, but that felt quite literally like 5 minutes ago to me. 136 days may seem like ages away to some of you, but it’ll be here in the blink of an eye, and if you want to make sure you’ve got something truly special up your sleeve, you should get your thinking caps on ASAP! Anyway, we’ve got to go – Santa needs some help prepping for his big day! Not Christmas Day silly – he’s got that one wrapped up without our help – we’re throwing the elves and reindeer their Big Christmas Shindig! We’d tell you about it, but it’s a secret!

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