When you work in the service industry, staff Christmas parties tend to take place once the festive season is well and truly over. This was certainly the case for the team at the Woodlands Park Hotel in Cobham, Surrey. After a hectic December spent catering for other people’s events, they took advantage of the quieter January period to let their hair down and enjoy some quality time with their colleagues. It was Clownfish’s job to make sure that their evening was jam-packed with fun and games.

With free reign to bring along whatever we wanted, we hand-picked some favourites and set up a smorgasbord of interactive games, inflatables and fairground side stalls for everyone to enjoy. Games like Strike a Light are great for staff events as they bring out the competitive side in even the most mild-mannered; whilst grouping a number of side stalls together is a superb way to break the ice and get people chatting – and playing – together. An Interactive Photobooth gave everyone the opportunity to capture some memories, and guests were free to print their own snaps at the #Hashtag print station or take home a mini FlipBook Movie. Embarrassing dance moves immortalised forever!

Working in partnership with venues like the Woodlands Park Hotel is an important part of our business. Not only do we enjoy building a relationship with staff and seeing their friendly faces on a regular basis, but we think clients really benefit. Getting to know a venue gives us an invaluable, practical knowledge that makes future bookings smoother all round. If we do a good job (allow us to blow our own trumpet for a minute and say we always do!), managers know that they can rely on us to deliver – which makes their life a whole lot easier too. If you run a venue and would like to know more about our approach*, get in touch for a chat.


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