The Smart Virtual Christmas Party
How are you going to reward your staff this year? A sensational ‘Party In A Box’, which combines a physical home delivery with an interactive online experience tailored to your partying and catering requirements.
It’s beginning to look a lot like (a virtual) Christmas
When a face to face party isn’t possible during this year’s festive season, but engaging and rewarding your staff remains a priority, Smart Christmas Parties can provide the solution. They present a sensational ‘party in a box’, which combines a physical home delivery with an interactive online experience tailored to your partying and catering requirements. From stunning canapés with wine pairings to sensational live streamed entertainment, from tucking into a traditional Christmas dinner to singing live with a four-piece band, the Smart Virtual Christmas Party allows your employees to truly let their hair down from the comfort of their own homes.
Smart Christmas Parties have been delighting party-goers for over 25 years’ with their spectacular high-quality festive events, and they have the know how to bring this to you virtually. combining the expertise of their in-house caterer moving venue and their in-house event management team smart live, they will provide the ultimate party experience, delivering exquisite food, spectacular virtual interactions, mesmerising entertainment, and exceptional technical delivery. Their extensive experience allows them to work closely with you to create the perfect package for your guests, which is why so many of their clients would recommend them, including Danone, Freshfields, Hearst and JP Morgan. Take the risk out of this years’ Christmas party planning and turn your event into a virtual celebration with a ‘party in a box’.
Prices start from £59 per person, with a variety of packages that allow you to tailor a unique virtual events exactly to your requirements.
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Choose your perfect catering solution for your Christmas party…
Canapés are for many the favourite part of a Christmas party, an explosion of festive flavour in just one bite. Just because we aren’t getting together in person this Christmas, doesn’t mean that canapés are off the menu! Smart have selected some of our favourite canapés to transform into Christmas Canapé Boxes, containing a mixture of canapés that either need to be heated up or come with all the ingredients to build your own. Allow your guests to challenge themselves in the art of producing the perfect bite! You will be able to choose 3 canapés from a more extensive menu, and your boxes will then be complete with all the ingredients, instructions and imagery on how to construct beautiful canapés.
- Mac and cheese fritters
- Pickled beetroot tacos with goats cheese and walnut
- Wild mushroom and truffle arancini
- Brie and cranberry parcels
- Smoked salmon and courgette quiche
- Smoked salmon gateaux with caviar
- Spicy lobster cones - supplement of £1.50 + VAT per person
- Pigs in blankets
- Goujang chicken bite
- Turkey and cranberry parcels
CHEESE AND CHARCUTERIE
- Cheese Platter
- A selection of British cheeses: Cornish Blue, Pitchfork Cheddar, Wensleydale, Ashlynn goats cheese, Golden Cenarth
- All served with gooseberry and nettle relish, farmhouse pickle, rye breads, seedless grapes, celery, Peter’s Yard biscuits.
- A selection of British and Italian meats
- Served with chargrilled piquillo peppers, NocelIara del Belice olives, Picas de pan, roasted artichokes, lavage pesto, balsamic onions, fresh ciabatta and potted duck confit.
Create your own Christmas Dinner
Smart do not want your guests to miss out on enjoying delicious catering this Christmas, so they have adapted some of our seasonal classics, allowing you to create a fantastic plate of food from the comfort of your own home. Your box will arrive with all the ingredients you need to create a festive feast, along with instructions for you to follow. Some items will require preparation from scratch, whilst others will be partially prepared, to help you along the way. Should you wish you can add on the option to cook-along live with our fantastic Executive Chef David Ridgway, who will provide useful hints and tips along the way. This will be finished with the art of plating to ensure that your plate is looking lnstagram-worthy by the end. Whether you decide to turn this into a Christmas competition as to who can create the most beautiful dish, or an interactive team building experience cooking along with David, you will be able to enjoy your creation whilst catching up with colleagues, watching entertainment or keeping up to date on business developments, recreating the ‘event atmosphere’ you are looking for.
King prawn cocktail, crisp baby gem lettuce, thousand island dressing, tom berry tomatoes
Caldecott Farm turkey wellington with wild mushroom duxelles and cranberry and bacon stuffing, served with duck fat roast potatoes, chestnut roast sprouts and Chantenay carrots.
Warm melting dark chocolate pudding with liqueur-soaked cherries and Madagascan vanilla cream
Add a little something extra to your Christmas catch up this year with our Christmas Afternoon Tea boxes. These include some delicious pick me up treats, perfect for those cosy Winter afternoons.
Brie and cranberry parcel (v)
Traditional scones with clotted cream
and strawberry jam
Chocolate yule log
Winter berry ‘Santa Claus’ macaron
Who says Christmas drinks have to be cancelled? Smart festive get together boxes are the perfect accompaniment for your festive catch up.
Mini mince pies
Hot chocolate making kit
with marshmallows and flakes
Make it boozy!
Bubbles / wine / beer can be included
Add in a mini bottle of Amaretto
for an additional £8+VAT per person.
Nothing says Christmas more than the delicious smell and taste of gingerbread. Get creative with Smart's gingerbread boxes delivered straight to your door. Whether you choose to hold a competition to see who can produce the most beautiful biscuits or encourage your teams to get hands on with their families building a delicious gingerbread house, this gingerbread box is sure to bring about some festive cheer!
Four Christmas shaped gingerbread biscuits and everything you need to decorate at home
Build your own gingerbread house - you will receive all the pieces needed to build the house and decorate it. The perfect Christmas activity!
Virtual Christmas Experiences
Games and Challenges
Virtual tasks and engaging activities are the perfect way to Inject some fun into a festive night, whilst bringing your team closer together. All of Smart's options can be tailored to work around your brand messaging and goals.
Festive Musical Bingo
Teams will be invited to an online webinar programme where they will be welcomed by the bingo host. After a briefing, the Smart team will divide the group into teams and put them into separate breakout rooms. These breakout rooms will be their own smaller, more manageable team. In each team they will be given their own bingo sheet that will have song titles or artists names on them. The only problem is that the festive song titles and artists will be listed cryptically. So the team will have to work together to try and find the answer for each one. These will range from anagrams, to emoji’s to riddles for each song. The teams will then come back into the main meeting room and the host will play the songs for each round in a random order. The team that gets bingo first must send a direct message to the host so we have it to the second. Points are awarded throughout the event for who gets bingo first.
Smart's new and exciting challenge is perfect for virtual team building. Based on the popular TV series, the game begins with the ‘Christmas Taskmaster’ reading out the surprise challenge for the group to complete within their teams. Each team will then head to their breakout room to work out tactics and how they can best complete the task. They are then instructed to film themselves completing the task to send into our online portal for judging. They have 45 minutes to complete the task. We will then announce the winners of the challenge later in the evening (after all three sessions) or on a company newsletter where guests can see the winning entry and of course have access to view how all their
other colleagues took part in the challenge.
Virtual Escape Room
This combines an interactive app with video conferencing software to create an exciting virtual team build. A virtual escape room is a highly engaging activity where teams must work together to problem solve and communicate to escape the virtual room. Teams will be faced with a locked party venue that they must virtually break out of before running out of time. Using their own devices, they will have to work through a collection of clues by identifying objects using image recognition and augmented reality technology. Teams will have to scan the right objects via our Escape website to unlock tasks, challenges and codes in order to break free. They must progress through the three stages of the game as quickly as they can, while correctly completing questions and challenges as they go. The aim of the game is simple; solve the clues to crack the code and break free, all before they run out of time.
Celebrate with your colleagues with one of Smart's fantastic festive virtual Masterclasses, the perfect way to get your teams together. They work with amazing suppliers to create some truly fun and engaging festive workshops, guided our talented sommeliers and mixologists, from the
comfort of your own home.
Festive Wine Tasting
Enjoy a festive 90 minute cheese and wine tasting experience with Smart's talented Sommelier’s live streamed from their beautiful wine cellar. They will take guests through pairings of sensational wine and locally sourced British cheeses. The session will be completed with a short quiz to test your new found knowledge. After the workshop guests will have the opportunity to catch up over a few bottles of high quality wine. Wine, cheese and crackers tailored to you and your employees’ tastes will be delivered directly to your door.
Cocktail Making Masterclass
Smart's virtual cocktail making classes are perfect for getting everyone together virtually, with their fantastic mixologists on hand to help teams create stunning cocktails with a festive twist. The 90 minute workshop will be live streamed from the Smart Christmas Parties tasting room, where participants will learn how to create three sumptuous cocktails. The mixologist will run through everything you need to know in order to shake up amazing cocktails at home and answer any questions you may have. A stunning hamper will be delivered directly to your door including full cocktail making kit and ingredients.
All sent in recyclable, disposable boxes and packaging
Smart work with industry-leading choreographers to bring you breathtaking acts that will leave you spellbound. This stunning live or pre-recorded entertainment can be broadcast direct to each of your guests. As you and your colleagues dine on Smart's delicious home delivered catering options, they can stream jaw-dropping acts straight to your living room.
Virtual Christmas Rockaoke
Rockaoke are a specialist live karaoke band, inviting their audience to “live the dream” by taking to the virtual stage / your living room and allowing you to sing along with a live rock band streamed direct to your audience. Your colleagues will need to preselect their chosen songs, but with a 300+ strong repertoire there is the perfect tune for everyone. The band will then set up a live stream from their studio and act as the band, whilst your selected singer will be broadcast at the same time, giving your colleagues the opportunity to sing along. Your Rockaoke host is always available to help out, with vocals and shout outs, to keep the energy and engagement up. This can either be done within breakout rooms on zoom or be broadcast across the whole party, the choice is yours!
You’re in control! The band set up a live stream studio from their studio, and you and your guests pick the songs live! Simple. Lots of hilarity ensues of course as the band’s male singer may get some Spice Girls dropped on him and your host will inevitably end up singing Ice Ice Baby, but hey, that’s the beauty… Along with the ability to make announcements and shout outs, present awards, and personalise set lists for your Christmas Party, this is a pretty flexible concept that can be done with a full on rock band or acoustically. This can also be utilised as an online ‘gate crash’ to just lighten the mood or, in person, in which the band can literally rock up in the van and be set up on your front lawn, or office foyer, just giving people permission to have a little dance and sing along.
Virtual and Hybrid Events
Smart's virtual event specialists can create an end-to-end solution for your Virtual Christmas Party, from a registration portal, filming and vt creation, through to content development, full scripting for the party and talent sourcing for any hosts or entertainment required. They are there to help build connections, enhance communication and inject creativity into virtual Christmas events.
Christmas Party can benefit from combining both a live event for up to 30 people (dependent on regulations) with a virtual experience for your staff who will be attending at home. Live streaming an event can be easily implemented from any venue, linking into an interactive platform where both the audience in the room and those watching the stream can send in their questions, social posts, respond to polls, and interact with the speakers / entertainment, and most importantly, the content is being delivered live.
The studio creates a virtual and engaging event with multiple cameras and a remote gallery that allows both live and pre-recorded content to be streamed to your audience at home. It is ideal if you wanted to add a conference or awards element to your Christmas party. Speakers, entertainment and hosts will come down to the studio to present their content and our crew will work with the LED screen to create a fully branded backdrop. The Studio is created with LED walls and 4.3m square LED floor, so they can place the presenters and entertainers in any environment depending on what is required, making it truly versatile. Smart can also place presentations, videos, or show remote speakers on the background, making it feel more like a live event.
Working with a smaller budget or simply not needing the high spec of production that the studio offers, the green screen is a great alternative. This allows you to have the same impact of an almost physical host / CEO but from a virtual platform. Your Christmas party host will be able to present in front of their branded backdrop, presentation or chosen imagery to your audience at home, making it feel more like a live event or TV show.
The audience will be able to view a password protected live stream on a fully branded site, accessible from any device, and have the ability to send in questions, answer polls and chat with other guests all in the same site. Viewing a live event on a different platform from the day to day services like Teams or Zoom will give an air of importance to the event, especially with the site being branded bespoke to your event. Having the ability to engage from home means you can collate as much data as you need and receive live feedback. As guests can also chat with each other, it is as close to the live event as possible in this virtual world.
Gifting and Theming
If you want to add a finishing flourish to your guests’ ‘party in a box’ Smart can supply those decadent extras, from an online secret santa to a beautiful table arrangement, from engraved cutlery and glasses to embroidered personalised napkins. Whatever you think of Smart can either source for you or you can send a special gift to be included in the individual’s delivery. Smart can give you the extras you need to help your business build a culture of reward and celebration.
Smart can inject the fun into Secret Santa and include a colleague’s gift in their delivery. They use their online tool to create the perfect digital Secret Santa pairing. Once a budget of your choosing has been set, all the gifts have been purchased and delivered to your office, they can arrange a pick up and ensure they go into the individual’s delivery. Secret Santa often makes your colleagues feel special and Smart want them to be able to enjoy this experience remotely.
A bespoke gift or a branded item is a great way to show your appreciation to your staff, and these can be tailored to an individual or audience. Smart have a wide selection of items based around specific ‘themes’ such as wellbeing, cooking and of course Christmas! The gifts always make a Christmas party start on a high note and something as simple as a staff gift can go a long way to show your appreciation.
If you want your colleagues to have a truly decadent Christmas party, Smart can include elements to make their dining experience truly exquisite, including beautiful candelabras with elegant candles, silverware, glassware, linens and of course a stunning table arrangement.
Whatever you require Smart are on hand to deliver a truly sensational event.
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