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Looking for the perfect alternative to a Christmas party? Celebrate Burns Night in January!

More and more companies are choosing not to have their Christmas party in December and instead hold their annual staff shindig in January.  There is a lot of sense in this as for many industries Christmas is a very busy time of year and planning a Christmas party tends to slip down the list of priorities.  Add to that the fact that many Christmas parties can often be overpriced and even a little tacky, and it’s easy to see why holding an event in January is an attractive option.

If you are looking for a great alternative to a Christmas party but still want a little tradition and substance to the event, a Burns Supper or Burns Night celebration is a superb option and falls on the 25th January each year (although it can be celebrated at any time around here) in celebration of the birthday of Robert Burns.  Take a look at the video below to learn a little more about the story of Robert Burns…

There are a few things that go in to creating a successful Burns Supper from the perfect menu (with a glorious haggis of course) to bagpipers, poetry recitals, a wee dram of whisky, and maybe even some kilts (although this is optional of course).  No Burns Night would be the same without a bagpiper to ‘pipe in the haggis’ and some poetry recitals which can be read by guests or alternatively by a master of ceremonies.

Burns Night can be celebrated wherever you choose and certainly isn’t restricted to Scotland.  Of course it’s important to find a venue that has the right kind of atmosphere and who are also able to produce a memorable supper that all your guests will enjoy, and there are plenty of great options in London and the surrounding areas.

If you want to host a burns night for your company and would like some help to make it unforgettable, get in touch with a member of the team.

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