If the thoughts of going to a joiner party in a large function room filled with rowdy & randy office staff who just want to get drunk and stumble the night away is not quite your ideal way of bringing in the Christmas spirit. What other options do you have?
While the local restaurant is always a reliable choice for a Christmas celebration, perhaps you’re in the mood for something fresh and exciting this year.
Let’s face it, one wrong move and you could end up causing a wine spill disaster on a neighbor’s white shirt.
And don’t even get us started on the hassle of navigating bathroom and smoke breaks, or trying to catch up with old friends outside.
If you’re looking for something beyond the usual options, it’s time to consider our six fantastic alternatives to the traditional Christmas party.
Look at that handsome devil 🙂 If you and your friends are a lovers of food and want to hone in on your skills on a specific area of cuisine then a cookery demonstration can be a great alternative to a night out. A lot of venues allow you to book a full or half day or even a three hour slot. This will depend of course on the chosen food you want to learn about.
If you don’t like the idea of making your way to a chosen venue then there is also the option of hiring a chef (the guy in the picture)to come to your home to do a private cookery demonstration for you and your friends.
Start your afternoon or evening experience with a glass of bubbles and watch and learn from a trained professional. Ask as many questions as you like and take in the many tips and tricks from a true master. At the end of the demonstration, you get to enjoy a restaurant quality meal and also be confident it’s one you can re create for your friends and family. Our sessions are 3 hours long, including the eating part.
DaChi’s Restaurant to You has four exciting options to choose from, mastering Steak Night or the entertaining favourite, Beef Wellington. If it’s fish you prefer we have two excellent options with easy delicious sides and sauces. Click here to see the details. Drop us an email or give us a call to discuss the possibilities. Hello@dachis.co.uk 07920 720 842.
2.Sparkle & Graze
Why head out into the wilds when your home can be a cozy haven? If you’re on the lookout for a no-fuss way to host a gathering at home, then trust us, a grazing station is the way to go. Sometimes, keeping it simple is the easiest and tastiest way!
The advantages of a grazing station:
The food doesn’t take up too much space in your fridge making it easy to cater for larger numbers
We set up before your guests arrive meaning you can mingle along with your guests
It’s self-sustaining, once it’s put out it pretty much looks after itself
Easily covers most dietary requirements
Your guests can graze as much or as little as they like, perfect if some of your guests don’t want to over indulge over the festive period.
Feeling inspired? check out our blog on the best way to host for a crowd at home.
Feeling a little overwhelmed and don’t fancy the hassle of doing it yourself. Let DaChi’s, the luxury home entertainment specialists do the hard graft for you?
Pick from our three hassle-free grazing & bubbles packages. It’s Christmas after all so let’s make it easy. Here are the details.
3. Escape Room
An escape room is still a great option for a fun evening out. Perfect for a large or smaller groups, an escape room will get everyone interacting straight away.
With several different themed escape rooms available, you also have the option of virtual or physical escape rooms. So sharpen those senses and let your curiosity guide you to freedom. If this sounds like a perfect beginning to your evening the super helpful people at Puzzalogical at the Lexicon Bracknell will be more than happy to help arrange this.
Hopefully when, you have been set free you can then go for a few drinks and some food, if you choose Puzzalogical head over to Feugo, in Fenwick for some tapas & drinks.
4. Private River Cruise
Since we are on the theme of something different this is one of my favourites. We had the pleasure of working with Kate & Edward over the summer and trust me when I say, a river cruise is an awesome way to spend a day/evening.
They offer half day and full day skippered river trips on the barge, taking in places such as Marlow, Cliveden, Boulters, Bray, Henley-on-Thames and more. Autumn and Winter are particularly beautiful on the river, this is not just a Summer thing afterall. If you’ve never experienced the river colours in the Autumn or Winter crisp sky’s and sunsets, we would highly recommend it. They have special boat heating and a wood burner too, to keep you toasty and warm on colder days.
For a truly memorable experience contact Kate and Edward at Magpies & Butterflies
5. Design Your Own Fragrance Experience
This is a totally unique experience and at the end of it you have a perfect gift for a friend, loved one or just for yourself. Receive the ultimate perfume making experience where you’ll discover a detailed insight into the world of perfumery, taking you on a sensory journey where you’ll find out the integral role fragrance plays in our lives.
Decide on the scent, style and name for your fragrance and take it home in a 5 ml to 20 ml bottle. There is also the option of adding afternoon tea to your experience to round off your day. There are several locations, with one available in Reading take a look at Wonderdays for a ‘scentsual’ day out.
6. Zip Line Adventure
Of course, if you are looking for something a little more invigorating then the ordinary, Go Ape in Bracknell’s experience will truly get your heart rate thumping. For a limited time up until early November you could try out the night time zip line adventure. With so many other optional add ons like axe throwing and forest Segway to name a few. So if your friends love the outdoors, lace up those boots and get ready for a truly memorable fun day out.
There are plenty of interesting alternative options available in Berkshire, meaning you don’t have to travel to London to have all the fun. We hope you found some inspiration in this weeks blog.