Outstanding Christmas parties

A Christmas party is a great way to celebrate the past year with friends and family, clients and employees to thank them for their support, hard work or business. It is also a fantastic opportunity to share delicious festive foods, drinks and entertainment.  In a way this is only possible at Christmas, as everyone makes time to celebrate.

When discretion is everything ….

The AC are top of the list. We have planned Christmas parties of all shapes and sizes in private homes, London venues and offices all over Europe and the UK.  Our clients agree that we are the Christmas party planning experts.

Over the years we have worked with many famous and high profile folk and are renowned as the ‘go to company’ for our impeccable, ‘visibly invisible’ service.  Our meticulous security and discretion during the planning and the event itself is also a given. Your secret is safe with us!

More fun, less work

Our atelier clientele wisely pass the hard work to us because we understand exactly what is required of such discerning, busy people. Quite rightly, we do all the work, while you and your guests have all the fun.

We consult with our client every step of the way, ensuring each detail is perfect on the day. We offer advice on the number of guests your home or venue can hold and how formal you want the occasion to be.  The style and amount of food and the number of drinks required is also of major importance. With so many decisions to make before you have even started, it is easy to see why specialist planners are engaged.

Food, glorious food

Delicious, festive fare is such a huge part of any Christmas celebration that we design bespoke menus using over 30 years of catering expertise.We cook the food to perfection in our London kitchens and serve it at your chosen venue, with panache and style.

Canapé and Drinks Receptions

The style and feel of a party contribute hugely to its success, and it is often helpful to have the advice of experts on what will suit an event best.

An elegant drinks party with a log fire burning and fairy lights twinkling is always a popular choice.  Happy, attentive staff offering cheerful guests AC Champagne and festive cocktails all add to the atmosphere. This style of party is perfect for any medium or large gathering. We regularly organise these for 100– 1,000 people.

AC canapés are always seasonal and guests enjoy our festive canapé trays which can be designed specifically to fit a client’s theme. The presentation may be elegant, colourful, monochrome or even comic, but one thing is guaranteed; they are always stylish.

Bowl food parties

Clients often want to achieve a lively, yet elegant party, perhaps with Champagne, a few canapés and once everyone has warmed up, a chance to hit the dance floor. The problem often lies with the food. Feeding Christmas party goers is a necessity, but serving and eating plated food requires a lot of space as well as taking up precious dancing time. Here’s where bowl food fits in.

Bowl food is flavourful and filling, often with international flavours. Guests can eat while standing using just a fork and in between dancing. Because most AC bowls are based around ever popular street foods it is easy for us to tailor the menu to suit the style of party.

Canapés and bowl food parties work very well in private homes where space may be limited.

Christmas lunch or dinner

Most British folk love a traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings.  They love to revel in the sights, smells and memories it conjures. Traditionally we enjoy serving on a stylish plate, with crisp linen tablecloths and napkins, accompanied by a delicious wine.

If location is everything, London is King

London has many outstanding venues suitable for holding Christmas lunches, dinners and receptions.  The AC is proud to have worked in most of them over the years. We love to help our clients select the perfect space for their festivities and can do so as soon as we know your thoughts and budget.

Contact us now to discuss the venue, decor and Christmas party catering


When it comes to design, this is where the fun really starts. There is so much to consider – how will the party look? Will the guests’ arrival be part of the party? Will they arrive by boat, charabanc or luxury cars?

What is your style?

From the modern, clean lines of a Nordic Christmas bar to the frenetic traditions of a Victorian street scene, our designers effortlessly create the perfect atmosphere drawing on the fabulous decor items stored in our warehouses. If we do not have the exact article required, we certainly know someone who does. Over the years we have forged strong relations with incredible suppliers who can complete any look.

The Admirable Crichton is internationally famous for iconic party design as well as catering, and we love nothing better than to plan and craft specialty Christmas celebrations.

Effortless design and delivery

Will the décor be festive and fun or elegant and Christmassy? Whatever look is chosen, achieving it takes a lot of planning and preparation and we are ready to meet the challenge, making your party run like clockwork.

Champagne, cocktails and fine wines

Our mixologists love to create festive cocktails that are efficiently served to thirsty guests by our immaculate, smiling waiting staff as well as the finest wines and soft drinks.

The AC does it best

Small and intimate or large and grand, we can design a fabulously festive Christmas party for you and your guests. All you need to do it contact us to discuss your thoughts and requirements.

Finally and best of all, we clear everything away, leaving not a trace that the party or The AC were there.