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Article: Your November party guide: Christmas parties and festive frolics

Your November party guide: Christmas parties and festive frolics
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Your November party guide: Christmas parties and festive frolics

It's surely everyone's favourite time of year... time to don your finest gowns, get dressed up for the the festive frolics ahead and drink Champagne and dance on the tables! Not got anywhere planned yet? Well worry not because we've teamed up with party insiders for a head-start on Christmas so you'll know where to go and what to wear this month... As the weeks lead up to the big man squeezing down our chimney we find ourselves listening to those familiar Christmas songs on the radio and witness the streets slowly filling with festive jumpers. And so, there is no better time to start organising your Christmas party than the present. So we've rounded up our 10 most glamorous UK parties and venues to help you step into Christmas with a smile. This list will leave you wishing that it was Christmas every day.

Floridita, London

Dress to impress this festive season because Floridita speaks nothing but glitz and glam. This chic 1930's style bar, located in trendy Soho will sweep you off your 6 inch heels and into its loving arms. Enter its doors and let yourself be beckoned down the spiral staircase to a buzzing atmosphere and cocktail bar which is fuelled by the bopping live entertainment. Quirky in its own right, Floridita also allows you tailor make your own Christmas meal. This place is guaranteed to impress the poshest of princesses this festive season. When: you choose. Where: Floridita, Soho. Price: £10 after 8pm. Find out more here.

The thirties was all about glamour, so put a modern day spin on it with this stunningly embellished Aftershock London Timo Blush Embellished Short Party Dress, £195, and be prepared for all eyes on you. Keep the vintage theme going with a pair of sky high T-bar heels, and chic matching black and gold accessories for a look that says fashionista.  


The Candy Bar, London

Create memories that will last a life time at Candy Bar this Christmas. Boasting a spectacular view of one of the greatest cities in the world, this venue has everything you need for a night of debauchery. Be seduced by coloured furniture, a candy bar and centre pieces on the second floor where its candy theme takes reign. There are also some savoury menus to choose from to keep your hunger at bay so you can dance the night away. When: you choose. Where: Oxo Tower, London. Price: on request. Get your tickets here.

Stand out from the sweet interior tones and don something small and black for a look that will turn heads. We think this new in Bernshaw Trisha Dress in Black, £325 ticks all the autumn/winter boxes and it's unique design is sure to set you apart from the rest. Match your accessories and opt for sexy black heels, a shimmering metallic clutch and simple earrings to let your dress do the talking.  

Soiree, London

Hosted in the Pavilion, under one of the most iconic tourist sights in the city, this venue screams nothing but grandiose. Soiree proposes an entertaining night of period drama that is sure to kick start that Christmas feeling into full throttle. Pander in a night of jive, swing and trad jazz whilst sipping from some unusual mismatched china teacups that emphasise Soirees Victorian theme. Not many people can say they've partied under Tower Bridge and this Christmas you could. When: you choose. Where: The Pavillion Tower of London. Price: on request. Find out more here.

Keep the jazz vibes going with an outfit that says glitz and glamour! A little black dress is the perfect option for this swanky location and the feather embellishment of the Little Black Dress Collection Kate Dress, £110 adds an all important unique touch to make you stand out. Wear the highest of heels to elongate your legs and don sparkling accessories so you shimmer like the venue. 


Sky Bar, London

On the lookout for a venue that radiates elegance and style? Look no further than Millbank Tower as Sky Bar is the most lavish of its kind. Breath-taking views of the city will blow your mind with a helping hand from it its mouth-watering cocktail list. The contemporary décor is swanky, impressive and very chic. Live the high life in your heels as this venue caters for private parties with 360 views of London. It's easy to understand why it is one of the most popular choices in the capital for swish events! When: you choose. Where: 28th Floor Millbank tower, London. Find out more here.

At a location as exclusive and exciting as London's Sky Bar it's only fitting that you dress to impress. This electric Forever Unique Penelope Dress in Blue, £300, is hot on our autumn/winter 14 radar and is ticking off some of the key trends for the Christmas party season. The embellished neckline and slinky bandage style fit means this dress is both sexy and sophisticated; pair this dazzling dress with matching gold earrings and black heels and clutch for a simply chic finish.


West End On The Thames - Winter Wonderland Boat, London

Ditch walking in a winter wonderland this Christmas and seize the chance to float in one. The Winter Wonderland Boat events team give you the opportunity to decorate this luxuriant beauty to your liking and they remove all the hassle and stress by taking care of absolutely everything. Sail through London and be in awe of the capitals bright Christmas lights while dinning on a menu of your choice. One thing is for sure, you definitely won't be dressed up with nowhere to go this Christmas. When: you choose. Where: leaving from Westminster, London. Price: dependent on event. Find out more here.

Take lace and sheer and you've got a seriously seductive combination! This little black Body Frock Helena Dress, £255 ticks all the boxes for clever boat style. Its pencil shape means it will work with most of your coats and jackets if it gets a little chilly yet when the dancing commences the lace and sheer details will certainly keep you in the party mood. 



A venue that is just as stunning as it is entertaining, Manchester235 withholds everything for an opulent party. It is a gaming, dining, music and cocktails venue with a Las Vegas style twist. This establishment is an all-rounder and a fabulous contender for a sumptuous party that offers a feast fit for kings and queens with mountains of mince pies for your sweet tooth. Basque in the ambience of the the snowy alpine setting and enjoy an optional casino lesson while you're there. When: you choose. Where: Deansgate, Manchester. Price: dependent on event. Find out more here.

Make the most of this Las Vegas style venue and go all out with a dazzling embellished dress. This Ruby Ray Beaded Dress with Mesh Back, £230, combines a beautifully, fully embellished bodice with sheer detailing that fuses together two of this season's key trends. Top it off with a dazzling statement necklace and black accessories to keep your dress the focus.


Oran Mor, Glasgow

Tis the season to be jolly tra la la la la, and so it is because…Oran Mor is offering some great festive party nights out! This exquisite venue is a historic church converted into a multipurpose venue that amazingly holds the characteristics of its old abode. Stone walls, dark wooden fixtures and roaring fires bring alive a festive feeling like no other. You will be welcomed with a glass of bubbly followed by a three course meal on the night in question AND you get the chance to work off those extra helpings with a DJ pumping out tunes until the early hours! When: you choose. Where: West End, Glasgow. Price: dependent on day. Find out more here.

Get into the Christmas spirit and don something red for a fashionable take on the festive spirit. One of the key trends seen this autumn/winter, the catwalk was ablaze with vibrant, fiery reds and what better way to turn heads this season? Keep your accessories paired back an opt for one or two muted colours to complement your outfit. Black and silver is the perfect match for this Gorgeous Couture Lacey Dress in Red, £193.95, but if you've got another red dress, nude heels will work beautifully and help to elongate your legs, bonus! 


Proud Cabaret, Brighton

Rock around the Christmas tree at Proud Cabaret, one of Brighton's most historic establishments! Dress to the nines as this vintage 1930's settling encourages nothing but style and swagger. Gobble up a bespoke meal; sway along to sultry music and let yourself be entertained by the talented burlesque performers that Proud has to offer. The perfect suitor for an unforgettable Christmas party has been unveiled. When: you choose. Where: Kemp Town, Brighton. Price: dependent on event. Find out more here.

Well DesignMyNight did say dress to the nines, so don your finest LBD for a look to rival the ladies on stage. This stunning Honor Gold Adrianna Maxi Dress in Black, £135, is perfect for getting in the 1930s mood with it's glamorous fishtail hem, lace bodice and pretty sleeves and sexy but demure plunging neckline. Keep the Old Hollywood theme going with a statement necklace, super high heels and a metallic clutch for a super chic finish. 

Marco Pierre White Champagne Bar, Birmingham

Modern, stylish, sleek, Marco Pierre White is undoubtedly the glitziest of the glitz. This champagne bar allows the life of the hedonistic to take the wheel to steer their way toward a remarkable party. With 360 views of the city and scrumptious dishes at the ready this joint will be the place to go for a prosperous night out. This surely is a place where people dress to kill, put on your swankiest attire and flaunt your stuff at this venue that showcases pizazz like no other. When: you choose. Where: The Mailbox and Brindleyplace, Birmingham. Price: free! Find out more here.

There's sure to be a lot of stylish people in this establishment so make sure you give your outfit some thought. We think this amazing Forever Unique Payton Black and Gold Lace Co-ordinating Set, £165, is the perfect number: it's on trend, sexy, sophisticated and sure to put you in the limelight. Match your accessories with the black and gold tones of the dress and opt for dainty drop gold earrings as a statement dress like this needs few accessories. 


Dream Circus, London

Find yourself immersed in a picture perfect atmosphere this Christmas with glamour taking centre stage as Dream Circus make all your dreams come true. Jaw dropping black and white interior will take your breath away and make the perfect background for some fab shots and a few sneaky selfies. Make sure you have purchased the perfect pair of dancing shoes for this exclusive night as a live band and after dinner DJ will be determined to have everybody on their feet. When: you choose. Where: London. Price: £15. Get your tickets here.

Give the venue a run for its money and opt for a sophisticated floor-length dress like our Rita Dress, £110, and don't be surprised when you take the spotlight from the performers. A statement necklace will add a fashionable touch and to finish it off in style keep your accessories in step with black heels and a gold clutch. 

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