Tis the season to be jolly… or so they keep telling us. I’m about as excited about Christmas as a cat is about meeting a dog. When I was younger I loved Christmas, I loved getting presents under the tree, I loved the fresh scent of roast dinner in the oven and I loved how everyone would come together for one day only and put their differences aside. Those were magical days and it seems like the older we get, the more our enthusiasm seems to wane. But no more, DR Ana has a remedy to cure all our Christmas woes and what better way to get excited for the festive season than through some good ol’ fashioned party planning? Yes that’s right, if there is anything that I love more than eating, its eating at parties and cutting some shapes on the dance floor. Now that is my idea of fun! But how on earth do you plan a Christmas party? More to the point how are you supposed to host a Christmas party in London, where we are all famed for being ‘deadpan tube wankers’? We might look prim and proper on public transport but we sure know how to get down and dirty if the occasion calls for it.
Which is where Melon Events steps in; not only do they don invisible capes to turn into real life superheroes but they also have a knack of scoping out the best locations in town to make your Christmas parties a little bit ‘different’. From secret escapes to the wondrous realm otherwise known as The Natural History Museum to channeling your inner zombie in London Dungeons, there is no such thing as boring corporate Christmas parties in Melon’s books. So if ‘alternative’ is your middle name and you’re sick of being head first in the punch bowl at every Christmas work party, then give Melon AKA the ‘superhero squad’ a call. Trust me, you’re in for a right treat…
Alternative Christmas Parties At London Dungeon
If office parties bore you to tears and you’d rather ‘fight a zombie’ than meet Santa, then alternative Christmas parties at London Dungeon, is the festive treat for you. From ‘character meet and greets’ who drag you through underground London, to wishing you packed a second pair of underwear, this atmospheric ‘alternative Christmas party’ might reduce your guests to tears, but hey isn’t it payback for all the times they’d let you get drunk enough to sleep in the ‘punch bowl’ every year? Besides as all good horror fans know, its not real… or is it?!
So if you wake up in the morning next to a 16th Century Zombie, then we know something has gone wrong. But if you managed to survive the coolest alternative shing ding and wake up knowing it was all a dream then congratulations, you are winning at life. After all hosting alternative Christmas parties at London Dungeon’s is guaranteed to give you ‘cool points’ for being damn freaking original.
Best For Horror Fans
Essentials You Must Bring: A pinch of sanity and a second pair of underwear.
Alternative Christmas Parties At The Natural History Museum
Behind the dinosaurs who threaten to swallow you whole and a Whale named ‘Hope’, lies a secret party venue named the ‘Earth Gallery’. Offering an intimate space for both dining and drinking, marvel as you feast with the Natural History Museums most intricate artifacts and picture yourself going back in time, running from said dinosaurs as fast as you can. Futuristic yet woven in ancient history, marvel at the enchanting constellations like striking beams of light, shooting up the 18ft slate walls, which detail the planets and a starlit night sky. Gasp as your friend ‘Freddie’ the Big Not So Friendly Giant Aka Mr T-Rex seems to come alive for one night only, glowing in vivid shades of purple, blue and pink. And exhale as you realize that there will be no dinosaurs coming home with you tonight. So if alternative is your middle name and you get off about partying with the ‘dead’ – hey there are worse vices in life- then grab an extinct Dodo and shuffle on down.
Best For Lovable Science Nerds
Essentials You Must Bring: An imagination preferably…
Alternative Christmas Parties At Cirque Shanghai, Bloomsbury Big Top
Any thrill seekers in the building? Good because we are about to get this party started! If you like your Christmas with a side order of culture, then this Chinatown inspired party venue will quite literally blow your mind. From amazing acrobatics, dazzling dragons and oriental wonderment, to aerial performances and martial arts, Cirque Shanghai sure knows how to dazzle a crowd. Marvel at the dancers dressed as dragons who weave their way through the ornately decorated tables and gasp in wonderment at the oriental stilt walkers who greet you as you enter Bloomsbury Big Top. Dinner is served with flourish but if you’re all about the ‘party vibe’, don’t worry as after dinner the disco is opened and you can feel free to flaunt your embarrassing dad moves to the world. But if Dad Dancing isn’t really your thing then don’t worry, get yourself over to the casino and try out your luck.
Best For Culture Seekers
Essentials You Must Bring: Your Inner Child
Alternative Christmas Parties At Madame Tussaud’s
If you want to party with all the stars… and Donald Trump, then get yourself a ride over to Madame Tussaud’s who are hosting Christmas parties this year. Giggle as you shout and swear at Donald Trump, smile with pride as you shake the hand of former President Obama and rub your stomach and groan as you enjoy a satisfying three course meal. While this is a ‘shared Christmas party’ have no fear, because you never know you might meet your future partner, with a cheeky kiss under the mistletoe. Again, there is probably no mistletoe but hey a girl can only dream am I right?
Best For Those Who Have A Waxwork Fetish
Essentials You Must Bring: A Selfie Stick Of Course!
What Alternative Christmas Party Venue Appeals To You The Most?
Please note this is a sponsored post with Melon Events but all thoughts and opinions are my own.