There are Christmas parties, and then there are Christmas parties that no one stops talking about. It can be difficult to stand out during the holidays, particularly when you're overwhelmed by universal themes and ideas (that ubiquitous, dreaded Christmas playlist, anyone?) and events can easily blend into one another. However, with a bit of eventprof creativity and a little bit of extra prop hire, traditional ideas can transform into a wow factor.
It is also important to remember if there is serious event planning to be done is that it is never too early to start thinking about Christmas. You can be sure no matter how far away December 25th seems, there will always be someone who has already started planning their event. If, however, you find yourself scrambling for last minute props and bits and pieces, you know that Rentuu are experts in sourcing equipment at the last minute.
In this digital age, what’s the point of even going to a party if you don’t have photographic evidence? From snow globe photo booths to more traditional styles, the magical thing about them is that everyone loves a photo. Jazz up the experience by hiring funny Christmas related props for an added level of hilarity. Selfies aren’t only a great way for your attendees to loosen up a little, but they can also be used for branding and marketing purposes. Love them or hate them, there's no denying that photo booths are a super effective way to create fun, social, and shareable experience for guests, while controlling the medium and the message.
You can’t get out of this one: absolutey need music for your event to do well, because what's worse than a dull party? An awkward, quiet dull party. Minimize the risk of your guests feeling bored with a great DJ, or a creatively crafted playlist of your own. Hint: 80’s music seems to always be a unanimous hit, as are blasts from the past (think Spice Girls). But be warned – you might have a hard time kicking them out!
Inspire a competitive streak among your attendees by hiring an air hockey table. Seasonally appropriate and undoubtedly fun, this little asset will have your party guests break the ice and be engaged in hours of fun.
We all know that chocolate increases the levels of endorphins released into the brain. Happy attendees = happy event. Plus, a chocolate fountain can be an Instagram worthy prop in itself. Just add strawberries, and you're good to go.
5. Mobile Bar
It’s an old truism that cocktails are the best icebreaker at events. If your venue is dry-hire or simply not equipped for catering to your attendee's boozy needs, there’s no need to panic: mobile bars are here to the rescue. Not only do they look cool, but they can also transform your otherwise unexciting, commercial space into a bustling venue.
If you're hosting your product launch at an office or a corporate venue with bright lights and no real ambience, you need to really focus on jazzing it up with the right lighting. LED lights add a great touch to virtually any space, and will help bring that warm, festive Christmas feel to your party.
Adding quirky elements of décor to an otherwise ‘meh’ Christmas party is a great way to stand out from the crowd. Hiring an arcade will not only score you points because of its cool, vintage feel, but also because your attendees will undoubtedly get excited about the prospect of revisiting their childhood and having a go at the ping ball!