Some people find it hard to fully let their hair down at the office Christmas party when the dress code calls for ‘formal attire’. Many of us spend hours worrying over and shopping for that ideal party dress or perfectly tailored suit and tie, when we might in fact be more comfortable flexing our creative muscles with a more unusual and creative dress code. If you’re hosting your annual Christmas party at an unusual Christmas party venue in Manchester, why not be a little more daring and invite your guests to embrace a different theme this December?
Three Formal Dress Alternatives for Your Manchester Christmas Party
With so many fantastic, exclusive Manchester Christmas party venues to choose from, finding an alternative to formal dress can be a really fun way to liven up your event and see guests dressed in keeping with your venue’s unique style. Here are just four alternative suggestions to the little black dress and penguin suit…
Add Some Vintage Glamour
Manchester played a key role during the Second World War, and what better way to celebrate the city’s history than with a ‘vintage’ themed Christmas party. The timeless elegance and glamour of 40s and 50s Hollywood or the simple British style which made this period so iconic could be great recreated at your office Christmas party, particularly if you choose a fitting venue such as the Imperial War Museum North.
This multi-award winning venue has everything you could need to throw a fantastic vintage Christmas party, and the events team will be only too willing to deck the halls with all the festive bunting and retro touches you could need to suit your theme. Alternatively, this unique venue also offers Alpine Skiing, Alice in Winterland and Narnia themed decorations, giving you a few more alternatives to formal dress.
A Day at the Races
It might be December and the wrong time of year for watching the races, but a ‘Day at the Races’ theme can really work for an office Christmas party. Celebrate the festive season in style at Aintree Racecourse, and invite those on your guest list to go to town and dress to the nines. Some fantastic dresses and elaborate headgear always put in an appearance at Ladies’ Days at the races, while the gents might vie to out-do each other with ever-more garish ties and suits.
Aintree is one of the UK’s most impressive sporting venues, and bespoke Christmas party packages are available to help you let your hair down and enjoy the night in style.
Step into the Future
You could adopt a ‘futuristic’ theme for your office Christmas party, perhaps suggesting a dress code involving shimmering, industrial-style metallics, especially with silvers and coppers very much on trend for parties and events this year. If you decide to host your Manchester Christmas party at the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI), a ‘space age’ theme could allow guests to get very creative with the dress code!
The MSI is a perfect Manchester Christmas party venue. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks, glittering table settings as you eat your sit-down meal and then let your hair down on the dance floor, partying the evening away at one of the city’s most exclusive corporate venues.
For more information on these Christmas party venues in Manchester or any of the other venues we have across the country, simply get in touch with Lime Venue Portfolio today.