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An event planners guide to the ultimate Christmas Bash

Ovolo Hotels


Want a party to remember? We’ve got you! We sat down with our Events team from Ovolo Woolloomooloo to get the festive season’s top tips and tricks to make your guests OMG with delight.


Add Glitz for Christmas! Form Decorative Events 

Decorate your Christmas with metallic and glitter – Gold, copper, silver and rose, and don’t be afraid to step away from the traditional. Christmas is a time to celebrate the year with colleagues, family and loved ones. Try something new like a palette of blue and green or blush and silver layered with black and white for a monochromatic pop! Or personalise your tablescape with unique place settings, customised and personalised menus and chairs. Incorporate metallic ribbon, oversized florals, glitter baubles and gilded wreaths. We recommend you take the time to plan your celebrations and have an expert assist with the styling to get it right for your guests.


It’s the year of the SpritzFrom Alibi Mixologist Olga Andreev

A fresh summer spritz is perfect for large groups.

Play with different wines and fruit to combine with bubbles but – keep it simple – quality ingredients will speak for themselves.

Remember that mixers are just as important as the spirits themselves – use quality soft drinks where possible.

And don’t forget your sober attendees! Our humble Cucumber Nojito is a big tick for everyone – combine muddled cucumbers, mint, lime, some sugar and soda water for a perfect thirst quencher. (feel free to drop in some dry gin or white rum for mine!)


Don’t leave music to chance

We entrust only the best to bring the party! Homemade playlists are time consuming and don’t let you read the room and make changes. A good DJ knows when to ramp thing up a little and get everyone dancing. However, if all else fails and you are stuck for a last minute playlist, you can always turn on Radio Ovolo on Spotify for some good old fashioned 80s and 90s hits.


Keep your menu selections fresh and varied

Wow guests with fun food and drinks that step away from ordinary. We love hosting family style dinners where everyone enjoys multiple dishes across the evening. Its way more relaxed than a traditional alternate drop menu and encourages guests to talk and try new things! For your guests with dietary requirement there’s nothing better than a yummy dish straight form our in house restaurant Alibi; Plant based diners are in for a treat!