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.