10 Best Employee Gifts for £20 and Under

10 Best Employee Gifts for £20 and Under

Your employees deserve to be recognized and appreciated all throughout the year – but especially at Christmas time! But, choosing gifts for your team can be hard! That’s we’ve collated a handy list of 10 of the best gifts for employees for £20 and under. These would be great for secret santa gifts, too!

Tony’s Chocolonely Milk Chocolate Gingerbread

A delicious ‘stocking filler’ style gift sure to put a smile on anyone’s face! Suitable for vegetarians, Tony’s Chocolonely is also an advocate of 100% slave-free chocolate, raising awareness of modern slavery and the inequality in the chocolate industry. What’s not to love? 

Allsorted Confidence Coach Book

Do you know someone who battles with self-doubt? Perhaps you just want to give a colleague a little boost? Dr Arnold’s techniques for tackling a lack of confidence will help the reader get closer to achieving their life goals. This little self-help guide is helpful and makes a great coffee table addition – a perfect gift this Christmas.

The School of Life Everyday Adventures Cards

Helping to spark the imagination, the Everyday Adventure Cards from The School of Life encourages us to live life with a little more excitement. I think we could all use some of that, right? From eating an unfamiliar fruit to rereading your favorite book – this set contains 60 cards with prompts and suggestions of how to rediscover the excitement in your life. 

Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve

We all know what regular hand sanitizer applications bring… dry hands! That, coupled with the cold weather of Christmas time, means everyone is in desperate need of good hand cream. Keihl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve is rich and moisturizing, leaving neglected hands feeling more than cared for.

Weekly Desktop Pad

Do you have a colleague who always has random sticky notes flying across their desk? We all know one… if you don’t, heads up – it’s probably you. This weekly desktop pad features 52 undated weekly spreads, ideal for planning your day or scribbling down notes. Perfect for unorganized and overly-organized colleagues alike. 

Monin Coffee Syrups Gift Set

A delightful gift for any coffee lover – whether they’re working from home or you simply want to provide them with the luxury of good tasting coffee, whenever they fancy! Suitable for vegans, these syrups can be used for more than coffee – try them in smoothies, milkshakes… Even cocktails! 

Edinburgh Preserves Hot & Spicy Sauce Collection

Is there a spice lover in your team? Someone who always orders Extra-Hot at Nando’s? Suitable for vegetarians, this gift set is perfect for an adventurous eater who loves to try a taste of the world. This set includes Jalapeno Hot Sauce, Cajun Hot Sauce, Teriyaki Sauce, Thai Sriracha Sauce, Caribbean Hot Sauce, and Indian Naga Hot Sauce. 

P.S. The Naga Sauce has 1 million Scoville points on the heat scale, you’ve been warned!

Chilly’s Reusable Coffee Cup

Everyone and their dog should have a reusable coffee cup in 2021 (okay, maybe your dog doesn’t need one). Give the gift of sustainability – and 25p off in Costa for bringing your own cup – this Christmas, by giving this Chilly’s Reusable Coffee Cup. 

M&S The Afternoon Tea Letterbox Gift

Treat your colleague to a delicious Afternoon Tea, right through their own letterbox! They’ll enjoy refreshing Assam tea with a delicious selection of cake bars, Viennese fingers and shortbread biscuits. Sounds good to us!

Chocolate All Day Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially when it’s chocolate. Handmade in Somerset from the finest Belgian milk – this plate includes all the important ingredients; bacon, mushrooms, toast, beans, and a fried egg! 

5 Tips for Planning a Hybrid Christmas Party

5 Tips for Planning a Hybrid Christmas Party

What is a hybrid event?

A hybrid event, simply, is any type of event that combines both in-person and online elements. When planning a hybrid event, you have access to the best entertainment options from across the globe – as you’re not constrained by location. Plus, hosting a hybrid event means your attendees can join from anywhere in the world – even if they can’t be in the room physically. 

Why host a hybrid Christmas party?

Hybrid event elements have been growing in popularity over the years – heightened as a result of the pandemic. Hybrid events offer your employees much more flexibility. Other benefits of a hybrid event include:

  • They’re better for the environment, with less waste and travel emissions. 
  • They allow you to involve more guests, with no venue capacities to contend with.
  • Hybrid events allow you to save money on elements such as employee travel, catering, and other costs that come with in-person events. 

5 Tips for Planning a Hybrid Christmas Party

Find the right hybrid event venue

The venue is always important – but becomes even more crucial when hosting a hybrid event. To host a successful hybrid Christmas party, you need to consider your venue’s internet stability, sound and audiovisual offering, and experience with hosting events post-pandemic. 

Think digital-first

When planning the agenda, activities, and setup of your hybrid Christmas party – your digital attendees should remain front of mind. It’s important to consider how your virtual employees can interact and remain engaged remotely. 

Create a balanced agenda

The agenda for your hybrid Christmas party will look very different from a traditional celebration. You may even want to provide two different agendas – one for your in-person attendees and another for your virtual attendees. This means that virtual guests can participate in the most engaging aspects of the event, while in-person guests can enjoy more downtime to socialise with colleagues. 

Encourage engagement between live attendees and remote attendees

Why not take shared experiences one step further? Providing your live attendees with a remote buddy can be a great way to ensure all employees get the opportunity to interact and feel part of the wider event! How they interact with their buddy is up to you – they could keep in touch via message throughout the event, or you could host a team challenge?

Include shared experience

Although you may opt for different agendas for in-person and virtual, it’s still important to create shared experiences which all of your attendees can enjoy. Our Christmas Cocktail Making Classes are a great option, providing live entertainment and tangible elements. This ensures all of your guests feel included in the action.

Hosting guests from dozens of countries each week, and bilingual mixologists – we’re well versed in creating an experience that can be enjoyed from any location. Plus, we deliver our cocktail kits worldwide and can tailor these to your needs – providing a great opportunity to send your employees an extra treat at Christmas time.


Hybrid Christmas parties aren’t as difficult to plan as you may have first thought – and your employees will appreciate the flexibility and consideration. If you’d like to add some fun, interactive elements to your Christmas party, in a hybrid format, get in touch today by calling 01224 600068 or emailing enquiries@boozyevents.com

Or learn more about our Virtual Christmas Parties and Virtual Cocktail Making Classes which are great for celebrating with the whole team!

Stroodles Partnership

Stroodles Partnership

We’re super excited to announce our partnership with Stroodles – the famous Pasta Drinking Straw company! Stroodles are on a mission to inspire the world on how easy and fun it is to make small sustainable changes ‘one Stroodle at a time’ – and we can’t wait to join them on the journey! 

Stroodles’ entire brand is rooted in sustainability, creating eco-friendly alternatives to everyday items – like straws!  We’ve ditched plastic straws, and soggy paper straws, to join the Stroodles Movement. Made from 2 natural ingredients, durum wheat semolina and water, these straws are 100% biodegradable, vegan, and edible! 

Stroodles’ Pasta Straws have passed the try-test too, lasting for over one hour in cold drinks! Plus, they’re flavourless, so won’t change the taste of your fabulous cocktail creations!

At Boozy Events, we want to ensure our cocktail kits are as eco-friendly as possible, which is why this partnership means so much to us! We’ve made various changes to improve our sustainability, including; removing all plastic from our shipping packaging, switching to recycled paper instruction cards in our cocktail kits, and sourcing sustainable alternatives to single-use plastics. 

We are so pleased to say that Stroodles are now included in every one of our cocktail-making kits that we send out. This means that by taking part in a Cocktail Masterclass with us, you can join the Stroodles Movement and get stroodling – while helping save our planet from plastic straws! We will also be including Stroodles stickers and flyers in the ingredient packs we send out, so keep an eye out for those too! 

How To Host A Virtual Fundraising Event

How To Host A Virtual Fundraising Event

Virtual events provide a brilliant way to raise lots of funds for your cause – with endless opportunities of fundraising format. We want to show you exactly how easy hosting a virtual fundraising event can be!

A virtual fundraiser, simply, is an online fundraising event. Supporters gather online using video conference software from anywhere in the world. Virtual fundraising is something that nonprofits have experimented with for a while, but interest in virtual events surged during the pandemic. Virtual fundraising events can come in all different shapes and sizes, whatever suits your nonprofit and occasion best!

Why host a virtual fundraising event?

Hosting a virtual fundraising event is a great opportunity to reach donors who may live further afield and would be unable to attend an in-person event. This allows more people to attend which in turn leads to more funds being raised for your cause!

There are plenty of options when it comes to hosting a virtual fundraising event, whether that’s a hybrid event with virtual entertainment and in-person attendees or a mix of in-person and virtual guests! 

So, how do you host a virtual fundraising event?

First things first…

Choose what kind of virtual fundraiser you want to host

You can’t get started with planning your virtual fundraising event until you’ve figured out what kind of event you’d like to host!

There are many possibilities for your virtual fundraiser, including:

  • Games tournament
  • Online auction
  • Peet-to-peer fundraising
  • Quizzes and trivia nights
  • Organise a WOW-element

To get people interested in your virtual fundraising event, you need something exciting to encourage ticket sales or donations. Interactive elements typically work a treat, with attendees feeling like they are a part of the event. 

Boozy Events offer Cocktail Masterclasses with a variety of packages available, perfect for getting attendees excited and ready to donate! 

We can organise a signature cocktail for your event, creating a memorable element for both you and your attendees! Plus, cocktail packages can be completely branded to provide the full experience. 

Publicise your event

Now you’ve organised your key elements, you can promote your event and encourage your regular donors to come along and bring their friends! 

When publicising a virtual event, it’s important to make it super clear how attendees can get involved and what, if anything, they’ll need to join in. Did you know that we can send off any materials your guests may need along with our cocktail packages? This reduces logistical challenges for you, and means attendees will receive everything they’ll need in one parcel!

You can easily create a Facebook Event for your virtual fundraiser, including all the links and information attendees will need. 

Encourage donations

Now, all you need to do is encourage attendees to donate! You can do this through testimonials of your work and promotional videos to show your attendees exactly where the money is going! 

You can also encourage donations through exciting raffle prizes and games to raise extra funds. Online gift card auctions are a unique way to encourage extra funds and are a great way to encourage donors globally! 

Virtual events can be a great way to organise a last-minute fundraiser, reach donors from around the globe and let attendees get to know your cause. Here are our final top tips for hosting a virtual fundraising event:

  • Create a clear vision and purpose for your event, and make it clear for attendees! People want to know exactly what they’re raising money for – and it might make them more likely to donate. 
  • Get your audience involved. Your guests want to feel involved in the event and be able to participate as much as possible. This can be done through games, masterclasses, and more. 
  • Don’t make it a one-time thing! You can host regular virtual fundraising events, given the ability for them to be more last-minute. Incorporating virtual events into your annual event plan will help boost fundraising and keep donors involved. 

If you’d like more information on how we can help you with your virtual fundraising event, get in touch today.

Singles Cocktail Making Masterclass with a twist

Singles Cocktail Making Masterclass with a twist

Are you single and do you love cocktails?

If you answered yes then we have the perfect event to meet like-minded singles. Boozy Events have teamed up with Scotland’s premier matchmaking service – Match Made in Scotland – to offer you this fabulous experience with an expert mixologist.

This live interactive virtual cocktail masterclass with a twist is the perfect way to meet new people and discovering together new cocktail recipes.

Once the expert mixologists show you how to make your cocktail you will be put into random breakout rooms to taste the cocktails and have a chat before doing several rounds of 1-1 speed dating.

How does it work?

Boozy Events ship you all of the ingredients you need to make two cocktails and during the live masterclass, our cocktail mixologist will teach you the secrets (and a few tips and tricks) of how to make two delicious and conversation-starting cocktails.

Each participant will receive our cocktail masterclass box in advance via tracked courier which contains ALL of the ingredients you need during the masterclass. You only need to grab some ice.

Who are Match Made in Scotland

Match Made in Scotland is Scotland’s only matchmaking service who are on a mission to bring dating back to the real world. We help professionals find love through our bespoke consultative approach, introducing you to a perfect match with aligned values and a complementary personality. Say goodbye to swiping left and right and say hello to tailored matches.

Sessions

Tue 20th July @ 7:30pm- aged 25-35

Wed 21st July @ 7:30pm- Gay males 25-45

Thu 22nd July @ 7:30pm- aged 55+

Tue 27th July @ 7:30pm- aged 40-55

Wed 28th July @ 7:30pm- Lesbian 25-45

Thu 29th July @ 7:30pm- aged 30-45

After the event

Match Made in Scotland will contact you and you will be asked for the names of those you would like to meet again and if they too say they would like to meet with you we will send you both each others’ contact details.

Impressive Beer Inspired Drinks for National Beer Day!

Who doesn’t love a beer? Beer also makes a brilliant base for mixed drinks. We’ve created a handy list of beer inspired drinks to impress your friends with this National Beer Day!

  1. Michelda

A michelada is a spicy Mexican cocktail that’s a traditional hangover cure. 

Serves 1 Takes 15 mins

  • Pour the juice of 1 lime into a small bowl, then brush a little of the lime juice around the rim of a glass, tankard or tumbler. 
  • Tip 1 tbsp sea salt onto a plate, then carefully dip the rim of the tankard into the salt to coat it. 
  • Fill the glass with a handful of ice cubes then add 1 tbsp tequila and the remaining lime juice. 
  • Stir gently, then slowly pour in 330ml lager
  • Top with 2 dashes of Worcestershire sauce, 2 drops of tabasco sauce and 1 pinch of black pepper, and garnish with a slice of lime.
Image Credit: https://punchdrink.com/recipes/leyendas-michelada/
  1. Raspberry Beer Mojito

A classic summertime cocktail with a twist!

Serves 2 Takes 5 mins

  • Take two highball glasses and divide 1 chopped lime and 50ml spiced rum between them.
  • Muddle them together with a muddle stick or the handle of a wooden spoon to relieve a little of the lime juice into the rum.
  • Add ice then bruise a small bunch of mint leaves by holding them in the palm of one hand and hitting them with the other like a clap.
  • Sprinkle the mint leaves into the glasses, then divide 330ml raspberry beer between them.
  • Garnish with a few raspberries and serve. 
Image Credit:  https://www.thespruceeats.com/raspberry-mojito-recipe-760479
  1. Beer Margarita 

The Beer Margarita replaces the orange liqueur of a traditional margarita recipe with beer. 

Serves 1 Takes 5 mins

  • Optional: Cut a notch in a lime wedge, then run the lime around the rim of a glass. Dip the edge of the rim into a plate of flaky sea salt. 
  • Add 3 tablespoons of tequila, 2 tablespoons of Cointreau (or similar) and 2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice to the serving glass and stir to combine.
  • Add ice and pour ½ cup of chilled beer over top. Garnish with a lime wheel.
Image Credit: https://www.simplyscratch.com/2020/01/beergaritas.html

Fathers Day Gift Guide: Boozy Edition

Fathers Day Gift Guide: Boozy Edition

No doubt you’re here because your dad can appreciate a fine cocktail, he might be a whiskey fan, or perhaps he’s a lover of anything in between. This Father’s Day, give your dad a gift he can toast to – maybe you’ll even raise a glass together. 

  1. Personalised Pint Glass

We had to start with a personalised gift! Is a dad’s glassware collection really complete without a few No.1 Dad glasses sprinkled in? Here’s a couple to inspire you:

  1. Board Games

Is there a better time to bring out the board games than after a few cocktails? Maybe so, but it definitely wouldn’t be as interesting! We’ve found some slightly family friendly games to play at your next boozy gathering:

  1. Beer Bottle Collector

An unusual gift for a dad who loves his beers! A beer bottle collector is the perfect way for your dad to showcase some of his more unique beer tastings, or just to showcase his favourites! 

Personalised Beer Bottle Collector Wall Art For Home

  1. Personalised Chopping Board

Everyone needs somewhere to chop their cocktail garnishes – gift your dad a personalised option. 

Personalised Chopping Board

  1. Cocktail Masterclass

A cocktail masterclass is an ideal gift for any cocktail-loving dad. Plus, it gives you an opportunity to make memories as a family. Cocktails and family-time, what more could your dad want?

Boozy Events Cocktail Masterclasses are a great way to connect as a family and have some fun. Find out more here.

  1. Clerk of the Works Whisky

Is your dad a whisky fan? Treat him to a special, limited edition single malt. Clerk of the Works has been aged for 11 years in a bourbon barrel at Ledaig and bottled at cask strength (48.9%).

Clerk of the Works Whisky

Maybe your dad isn’t a whisky expert just yet. We offer a whisky experience which is perfect for those who haven’t yet enjoyed the beverage to its fullest. Find out more here

  1. Novelty Socks

Could we really create a Father’s Day Gift Guide without including some socks? 

  1. Cocktail Shaker Set

Every cocktail fanatic needs their own cocktail shaker set!

  1. Novelty Ice Cube Tray

Get your dad laughing with a novelty ice cube tray. 

  1. Neon Sign

Does your dad have a makeshift bar in the house? If so, we’ve got the perfect gift for you! A personalised neon sign is a great gift that your dad can enjoy for years to come. Plus, he’ll love showing it off to all his friends!

Personalised Neon Sign

  1. Coasters

Coasters are always a handy gift, especially for your cocktail enthusiast father! You can get all sorts of coasters, from personalised to themed! Here’s some inspiration:

  1. Mixology Dice

Give your dad the perfect gift to up his mixology game. This mixology dice has over 1.5 million combinations! A great addition to any at-home bar. 

Mixology Dice

How To Promote a physical Venue, Virtually!

How To Promote a physical Venue, Virtually!

The switch to virtual events has proved we don’t all need to gather together to celebrate a big occasion. Let us show you how to plan a virtual venue launch that will wow and amaze your guests from the comfort of their own homes!

Did you know there are 4.66 billion internet users globally? That’s up by 7.3% since last year! What’s more, more than half the world now uses social media. That’s a lot of people you can reach with your virtual venue launch. 

Hybrid events are proving a popular way to gather some guests in-person, and those who cannot make it can join in virtually. Alternatively, some entertainment can be provided through hybrid format – giving you access to the very best of service-providers from around the world!

Why host a virtual venue launch?

Virtual events are here to stay. But why would you want to host a virtual venue launch?

Virtual venue launches are a great way to celebrate the opening of your exciting new space and showcase your offering to potential guests. With no travel time for attendees, you’re likely to reach a wider variety of guests with a virtual event – some who may not have considered attending your venue previously. This provides an ideal opportunity to show people what makes you different, more about your brand and why they would want to book with you!

Virtual elements are a great addition to any event, even if you take a more hybrid approach. Whatever this may look like for you, we want to provide a helpful guide!

So, how do you host a virtual venue launch?

  • Start as you mean to go on

Kick-off your virtual venue launch with a promotional video about your shiny new venue and more about your brand. This is a great way to set the tone of the event, remind people about why they’re attending and get them more invested in your offering. 

A live, virtual walkthrough of your venue with a Q&A is a unique opportunity to showcase your space – with audience participation keeping guests engaged. 

  • Create that launch party atmosphere

Virtual icebreakers don’t need to be reserved for team meetings – they can be adapted to suit any occasion. A virtual icebreaker can create your desired atmosphere for the event and get everybody involved. These interactive elements are super engaging and ensure your guests feel like they are a true part of the event.

Boozy Events can offer 15 minute ice-breaker classes, perfect for warming up your guests and bringing the launch excitement to them.

Top tip: you can even create a signature cocktail to mark the occasion. This can be based around your brand, location or special theme for the evening – completely unique to your event!

  • You’ve captured your guests’ attention

Virtual icebreakers such as our cocktail masterclasses are a great way to capture the attention of your audience. They’ll be in ‘pay attention mode’ – so follow this up with key information about your venue and brand. This could be a presentation from a keynote speaker such as your CEO, a Q&A session with a panel or more about your brand story.

Did you know, our cocktail kits can be tailored to your needs? You can include a brochure about your venue, sent out by us to your guests. This is a great way to get all the information to your guests – and is more exciting than a digital brochure. 

  • Branding, Branding, Branding 

Virtual events offer a great opportunity for better branding. Your host can use a branded Zoom background, and you can even invite attendees to do the same! 

Top tip: utilise photos of your venue for this digital background – making guests feel like they are really there with you! Plus, sending them a variety of images they can use as a background offers a chance to showcase all the best bits of your venue! 

Boozy Events can include any branded merchandise you might like to send out. This is a super-easy way to get physical materials to your guests – making your virtual venue launch even more memorable! This also removes the logistical hassle from your end, allowing you to focus on creating the best possible launch event!

  • Include Clear Call To Actions

Your virtual launch party must include clear Call To Actions telling your guests exactly what you want them to do. Whether that’s to post about the virtual launch party on social media, book a visit to your venue or something else – make it clear to them. 

You can do this through the creation of a branded hashtag for the event or a special promotional offer for those who attended to visit your venue. 

Virtual events don’t need to be uninspired and overdone. You can create an exciting virtual event launch with minimal hassle and generate the same amount of buzz around your venue as you would at an in-person event. Here are our final top tips for hosting a virtual venue launch:

  • Use a variety of media to keep things interesting. Utilise live elements, video, music and more to keep your guests’ attention throughout the event. 
  • Tell a story! Humanise your brand for your guests. Show behind the scenes elements, meet the team and more to bring your brand to life. 
  • Avoid information overload. Ensure to split up information about your venue with guest-based sections to keep attendees involved. 
  • Interactivity is essential! Include ice breakers, games and talking-points to involve guests in the event. 

Most importantly, remember this is a fun event to celebrate the launch of your venue. A virtual venue launch provides the opportunity to bring people from all around the world together for the evening – so keep things enjoyable and lighthearted. 

If you’d like more information on how we can help you with your virtual venue launch get in touch with us today.

Surplus Lemon Fudge

Surplus Lemon Fudge

As a business, Boozy Events are always looking for opportunities to be as sustainable as possible. We already dehydrate our surplus oranges and limes to use as cocktail garnishes, but we wanted to take our recycling one step further. We decided to begin sending our surplus lemons to All About Lemons, who turn them into delicious lemon fudge. Then, we buy this back at and include it in our cocktail packages for free!

All About Lemons is an Aberdeen-based business devoted to making fresh, artisan food produce and gifts – all with a lemon theme. Their fresh lemon fudge makes a lovely treat – which is exactly why we include it in our cocktail packages. All About Lemons also sell delightful lemon chocolate, lemon curd, lemon marmalade and so many more lemon goodies.  

Waste has a colossal negative impact on our natural environment, which is why recycling is so important and why we want to reduce our waste at Boozy Events. It is estimated that, globally, we waste more than 30% of the food produced. In fact, we could feed over a billion hungry people with less than a quarter of the food wasted in the UK, the United States, and Europe.

Now, we know that recycling our surplus lemons is not the answer to all the problems – but it’s a start. We have the opportunity to recycle what we don’t need and give our lemons a new life! Plus, we get to support a wonderful local business and provide our customers with great sweet treats!

The rules on in-person events

The rules on in-person events

In-person events returning? What we can offer based on restrictions!

In-person events are finally returning! We cannot wait to get back to mixing cocktails with you in person, but there are some rules we need to follow to keep everyone safe. We’re delighted to see so many inquiries for in-person events coming through, but most of them are not currently possible with the restrictions we’re in. 

Just like everyone, we became burnt out last year with the constant changes in restrictions impacting what we could offer and when. This time around, we are taking it slow and only taking deposits and payments once we are at the appropriate level. So, we will only take a booking for 14 people once we are in Level 0 – or we can be assured that we will be at that level for the event. 

We are still taking bookings for virtual events, which are still very popular. Our virtual cocktail making classes can work great for a small, intimate gathering at home – without all the additional travel expenses of a mixologist coming to your home.

Our Services Based on Scottish Government levels:

Level 4

In Level 4, we are unable to offer any in-person services. However, we would still be running our Virtual Cocktail Masterclasses.

Level 3

In Level 3, we can offer in-person events with 1 bartender and 5 guests.

We can also offer a self-service bar with 6 guests. This would increase to 50 guests for a wedding. 

Level 2 

In Level 2, we can offer in-person events with 1 bartender and 7 guests.

We can also offer a self-service bar with 8 guests. This would increase to 50 guests for a wedding.

Level 1

In Level 1, we can offer in-person events with 1 bartender and 11 guests.

We can also offer a self-service bar with 12 guests. This would increase to 50 guests for a wedding.

Level 0

In Level 0, we can offer in-person events with 1 bartender and 14 guests.

We can also offer a self-service bar with 15 guests. This would increase to 50 guests at a wedding.

Beyond Level 0

When things return to ‘normal’, we can offer unlimited bartenders and unlimited guests. This is the same for self-service and weddings. Woohoo!

You can keep up-to-date with the government guidance, here: https://www.gov.scot/check-local-covid-level/

Now we’ve given you an overview of what we can provide in the restrictions, we want to give you some tips on planning your next covid-safe gathering… 

There is nothing more exciting than planning a get-together with loved ones who you haven’t seen for a long time. But, in these ‘new normal’ times – it’s important to plan a safe and sensible gathering. 

Tip Number 1: Ensure your gathering complies with current government guidelines. 

This is a no-brainer really, you don’t want to be arranging a party with all of your nearest and dearest, to find out you’d be breaking the law. Take some time to read the government guidance and familiarise yourself with what you can do safely and when. 

In the current situation, planning ahead isn’t always the best option! Leave your gathering announcements last minute to ensure no changes to restrictions ruin your plans. 

Tip Number 2: Consider how you invite your guests

Everyone has different expectations and feelings towards coming out of restrictions. Inviting your guests via a phone call rather than a text message allows you to explain what you have in mind and find out whether that’s something your loved one is comfortable with. It also gives you a chance to set out your expectations for the gathering.

Don’t take it personally if a friend isn’t ready to get together. Everyone has a different comfort level and risk tolerance – which should be respected. Consider making different plans with more cautious friends, such as a nice walk or a zoom catch-up. 

Tip Number 3: Hygiene

We’ve all become accustomed to hand-sanitising at every opportunity – so continue this habit at your covid-safe gathering. Why not set up a nice hand sanitiser station with some of your favourites? Ensure plenty of soap and wipes are available to your guests. 

At Boozy Events, we love to use the Aberdeen brand, Palmsafe.

Tip Number 4: Enjoy your gathering!

Although things are very different from when we were last hosting gatherings, this is an exciting time and it’s important to enjoy it! Don’t put yourself in any situations which make you feel uncomfortable, go at your own pace, and respect others – and everything should go smoothly. 

In whatever capacity, whether it’s inside with a few friends or outside with a larger group, have fun and stay sensible. 

Boozy Events are ready and waiting to help you create a fun and safe in-person gathering.