Party season has arrived...
Christmas might be months away, but now is the time to book the festivities
GLASGOW has always done Christmas in style, not least because there are so many different venues and events which can make party nights that bit different.
The trick in organising a good party night is getting it right for everyone involved, which can be quite a challenge if there’s a wide range of ages and tastes.
A lovely meal, followed by a drink or two and dancing the night away has been a traditional Christmas night out for years and that’s always going to be one of the favourite ways to celebrate.
You can be slightly more formal, totally relaxed or a pleasant mixture of the two, and in the city centre everything is so accessible it makes the whole experience totally enjoyable. On the other hand a well thought out pub crawl can be very relaxed, include something to satisfy everyone’s taste and introduce a great variety of food and drink. Although planning it months in advance is popular to guarantee a preferred venue, it’s also good to check out new venues or recommendations by others especially since attention to detail is usually what turns ordinary into memorable. It doesn’t have to be just a meal and drinks, so let your imagination run wild as you look at everything else that’s on in the city over the festive season for some original party night ideas.
For a small number it’s worth splashing out for fine dining, or getting involved in a much bigger event, such as a ball or grand dinner and everyone having a wonderful time dressing up to the nines and dancing the night away.
PICK THE PERFECT PLACE
Organising a big crowd is more difficult, unless you regard it as an opportunity to have something to suit everyone.
When deciding where to eat it’s worth taking into account whether any of the party will want to go dancing after a meal, or whether some entertainment is preferred and look for venues which also have a function room or are close to clubs. Some restaurants lay on terrific entertainment in the form of comedians, karaoke, DJ’s or bands, so it’s always worth looking around locally as well.
Book taxis for the end of the event as nothing spoils a good night out faster than realising you face a three hour wait or stick a pair of flats in your bag so at least you can walk home comfortably
Enjoy office parties on a full stomach and minimum of drink, which will hopefully stop you trying to pull the boss.
Never leave alone or with someone you don’t know and don’t let anyone else do it.
Drink can make you discover attractions in the unlikeliest people - enlist a friend and stop each other from doing anything potentially mortifying, including taking/sharing selfies
Staying up all night and going straight to work is fine if you can hide it with an outfit change and removal of party makeup.
Going into work still under the influence is never fine as colleagues – and especially bosses – have long, long memories.
Glasgow has options to suit everyone’s Christmas party, covering every price range