If you’re looking for Christmas party ideas that will really whet your appetite this festive season, ditch the party games, grab an apron and head off for a cooking class or cocktail making session with your nearest and dearest to learn how to whip up some tasty yuletide treats!
Whether you’re a group of workmates looking for a way to unwind at the end of a long year, or you and the girls are looking for a fun alternative to the standard wine-and-buffet celebration this season, our cooking classes, baking sessions and mixology workshops will tick all the boxes. With plenty of Christmas themed culinary activities available, we’ve got something for everyone; from the kitchen novice who’d like to learn how to roast a tantalizing turkey and make the freshest cranberry sauce, to the budding baker who’s keen on making the all-important plum pudding from scratch. More into drinks than dinner? We’ve got cracking cocktail making classes that will teach you and your thirsty gang how to make marvelous martinis, perfect pina coladas and brilliant bellinis so you can learn all the skills you need to host your own festive soiree.
Not sure which culinary experience or mixology workshop is quite right for you and your crew? Read on for a round up of our top classes that make great Christmas party ideas and will really help you and your favourite people get into the festive spirit!
Ace Christmas dinner with a Christmas cooking class
The great Christmas day feast is the pinnacle of the festive season, but if you’ve been included in the culinary plans this year and you’re feeling utterly lost, why not sign you and your favourite people up for a Christmas cooking class? A great alternative Christmas party idea, you’ll all be able to discover how to cook some seriously tasty dishes, and then eat them all at the end of the session – it’s the best of both worlds!
Cooking Christmas lunch for everyone might seem like a gigantic task, but it doesn’t actually have to mean mountains of stress and hours in the kitchen. At this cooking class you’ll learn some top tips and tricks to make the whole experience as easy and seamless as possible; from discovering how to cook the juiciest turkey and the crispiest roast potatoes, to the secrets behind marvelous mince pies and of course, the perfect Christmas pudding. Armed with bottomless wine, you and your nearest and dearest will be able to spend a few cosy hours cooking up a festive storm before settling down to enjoy lunch together at the end of the session. We can’t think of a tastier Christmas activity!
Make some truly tasty stocking stuffers with a festive confectionary workshop
Looking for ways to celebrate the festive season from the comfort of your own home? Gather your gang together and satisfy those confectionary cravings with a virtual christmas chocolate truffle making session, where you’ll learn to create some truly decadent sweet treats that make perfect handmade Christmas gifts or super indulgent stocking stuffers.
Hosted online via a live streaming class, this session is perfect for friends, families and work colleagues who can’t be together in-person this Christmas – or if you simply want to stay cosy inside rather than heading out to a bar or restaurant! Each participant will receive a DIY craft kit packed with all the ingredients they’ll need to make delicious handmade chocolate truffles in two exciting flavours, plus sprinkles and coconut to give your sweet treats a perfectly professional finish. Got a dairy free member in your group? Don’t worry – this class also offers a vegan truffle option, so your planet loving pals can still join in with the Christmas culinary fun!
At the end of the chocolate making session, each person will finish with twenty sumptuous handmade chocolate truffles, and all the skills they need to whip up twenty more! Your only problem will be making sure you save enough to give out as Christmas gifts....
Enjoy a Christmas party to remember with a cocktail making class
Dinner and drinks is pretty much the go-to Christmas party idea, whether you’re looking to treat your team or unwind with your besties. After all, what better way to get into the festive spirit than heading off to a cool bar and sipping on a few marvelous margaritas or cracking cosmopolitans with your favourite people? But why not mix things up this year and celebrate the start of the festive season by learning how to make your own cocktails at a cocktail making masterclass – you’ll master some fabulous new mixology skills and get to indulge in a tasty tipple. What could be better than that?
Hosted at the ultra cool Mint Leaf cocktail bar in London, you and your gang will be greeted with a delicious cocktail before being able to slip behind the bar to learn how to mix two of your very own. It must be one of the best places in London for cocktails. Led by a brilliant bartender, you’ll receive a demonstration and guided tour of the equipment before being given the opportunity to shake up a storm and whip up two different cocktails to enjoy during the rest of the session.
Can’t make it into the city? That doesn’t mean you can’t still grab your best dress or smartest shirt and get into the festive spirit! If you can’t get together in person but still want to share some yuletide joy with your loved ones, our cocktails and canapes at home class is the perfect solution – you’ll all receive your very own cocktail making kit, before connecting with a talented teacher via Zoom to master the art of cocktail shaking and canape making. You’ll learn how to cook some tasty titbits to impress future festive dinner guests, as well as mastering delicious drinks to make at home – after all, you’ll need something to wash those snacks down with!