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Party Night Planning Tips with Dawn

It’s really never to early to start planning!

The Christmas office party, otherwise known as a logistical nightmare!

But no need to worry, we’ve cornered Dawn, our Party Planner extraordinaire, and put her under the spotlight for her hints and tips for the festive season.

Party Night Planning Tips at Crieff Hydro Hotel

When should I start planning?

We all say it, but it really is never too early to start! The sooner you start, the less stress you’re going to have in the lead up to your party. It also means that you get exactly what you want – this year we had two party nights fully booked by the end of January!

What can I expect from a Crieff Hydro Family party night?

What can’t you expect, more like! We’ve got options to suit everyone across the family of hotels; party lunches for those who want a dance and dash, party nights for the night owls and we’ve even added some party shows this year that bring all the glitz and glamour you could wish for. Whatever you choose, it’ll be fun-packed with lots of dancing.

 What do you think makes a good party night?

You’ve got to get the basics right and for me that’s an excellent band and good company. Just get on the dance floor and dance the night away – it’s been a tough year, it’s time to let your hair down.

A few of my guests have dietary requirements – will this be a problem?

Not at all, our teams cater for everyone. As long as you give us plenty of notice, we’ll put the preparations in place.

 We’re only a small group, can we join the party?

Of course, you may need to share a table, which could lead to some interesting conversations… 

Gosh, this is stressful – any tips?

Spreadsheets, spreadsheets, spreadsheets! I honestly can’t recommend them enough. There’s a reason they call me keeper of the sheets in the office! And of course a glass of fizz during planning can’t hurt…

Party night or party lunch?

It really depends what’s important to you; DJ or band, day or night, or is price a big deciding factor? Let me know what’s important to you and I can guide you in the right direction. But whatever you choose, it’s going to be fun!

Do we have to stay over?

If you don’t want to stay, you don’t have to (we’ll miss you, of course). We have residential and non-residential prices for our party nights and party shows, just ask. But, there is something satisfying about slinking to bed and resting those dancing shoes before everyone else. Plus we do a mean breakfast!

Oh no, the date we want is fully booked – what do we do?

We’ve got 46 party nights across Crieff Hydro, Peebles Hydro and the Murraypark Hotel, so there are plenty to choose from. If it’s a set date that you’re heart is set on and it isn’t available, we do have waiting lists but there is no guarantee that a space will open up.

Sounds great! How can we book?

Simply fill in an enquiry form on the website. I’ll then send you a booking form, just complete, pay the deposit and that’s it!


So there you have it, as easy as pie!
Book in your party night with Dawn and we’ll see you dancing queens later in the year.


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