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How to host a spectacular winter party

If you're planning to host a party this winter, make sure your guests are still talking about it for months to come. We asked Surrey-based event experts Mirage Parties how to create a party with big-time wow.

As winter approaches and the nights draw in, you might feel inclined to cosy up and hibernate. It may be hard to leave the comfort of your house, but we all need something to look forward to. Getting a date in the diary for a fabulous party is a great way to lift the spirits – and if you love the comfort of your own home then hosting a party on your own doorstep is a great solution.


Create the ultimate venue

Depending on the space available, a temporary event structure in your garden could be the answer. Your house may not be able to accommodate all of your guests comfortably, but a subtle addition in the form of a marquee can work wonders whether that be adjoined to your home or a stand-alone marquee in the garden

If you have a large(ish) garden then tipis are fantastic for winter parties. Originally designed by the nomadic Sami tried of northern Scandinavia to withstand extreme weather conditions, the solid wooden entrance doors and internal fire pit create the perfect setting for a cosy winter event.

Or look at a traditional marquee that can be lavishly transformed to feel like a swanky London cocktail bar. Flooring is essential to get right, no one wants to be a casualty of a dodgy dancefloor or spiked stilettos wobbling on uneven terrain.

Sumptuous styling

There are a whole host of winter styling ideas that can add depth to your overall party theme. Use the space to its fullest and zone areas if possible. Plush comfy sofas draped with sheepskins can create wonderful homely features for that those who like a more relaxed feel. Opulence central features such as firepit, day beds or show-stopping mirrored bars are add sophistication to an event.

Styling goes way beyond the decor, and working with high-end caterers, mixologists, florists and professional entertainment, will all contribute to the wow. Considering all these factors will insure your guests feel like they are attending the party of the season.

Impactful lighting

From the moment your guests arrive immerse them in the experience. Light up entrances, use fairy lights in in abundance. For lighting with real wow factor, you need to work with the experts. Bespoke rigging for party lighting transformer different areas – ensure the stage and dance floors have the attention they deserve!

Lighting can add real vibrancy to your event. Done right it can make the guests look fabulous and it will elevate the event to another level – but do you make sure everything is installed correctly and is health and safety compliant.

The best parties create everlasting memories for you and your guests. An expert party planner will ensure that every aspect of an event is planned and implemented to perfection.

Mirage Parties are luxury party planners with 25 years of experience creating indulgent, creative and immersive party experiences. They’re based in Surrey.


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