A cocktail party can be a great option for Christmas functions as it promotes a more relaxed atmosphere and provides guests with the opportunity to mingle and socialise as they wish.
It’s also much easier to organise a cocktail party than a formal sit-down dinner, and offers more menu choices to ensure a wide variety of food. More choice allows for more flexibility when it comes to catering for any special dietary requirements or preferences. It also has the added advantage of being less costly.
However it does mean guests are on their feet most of the night which may not suit everyone. But if you are after a relaxed atmosphere where your staff can let their hair down and unwind after a busy year, then a cocktail party might be the perfect answer.