Christmas is just around the corner, and with the festivities in full swing, it’s easy to forget about the staff who are working around the clock to ensure that the season runs smoothly. With some companies unable to permit time off over the Christmas period, staff parties are often pushed back to the new year – meaning if you haven’t planned yours yet, it’s not too late!

At Lancashire PA Hire, we love everything about the festive period – and we’re mad about the parties that come with it. Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, and after a long 12 months, it’s time to reward your staff for all their efforts. Whether it’s an impromptu do to celebrate a last minute business deal or a belated bash following the Christmas rush, we’re making it our mission to bring you the best parties that Blackburn has ever seen! That’s why today, we’re giving you all the need-to-knows for throwing a last minute staff party – so you can celebrate both your staff and the overall success of your business in 2016.

Organising the catering

From a champagne and canapé reception to arranging a full Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, there’s no shortage of catering options in Blackburn. The size of your business is likely to determine your catering choice – so consider your budget before sending out the invites. If you’re celebrating with the entire office, why not invite Marjory’s Catering to handle the buffet – so you can focus on personally thanking your staff for their hard work?

If you’re hoping to pull out all the stops, arranging a sit down meal at The Observatory will be a welcomed treat for your employees. Famed for its award winning cask ales and friendly atmosphere, this gastropub boasts a seasonal Christmas Fayre menu, as well as serving up first-rate food throughout the year. So whether you’re hosting your event ahead of the big day or at the start of 2017, your staff are sure to enjoy a culinary experience that’s second-to-none.

Choosing the venue


After indulging in a range of fine food, it’ll be time to move on to somewhere a little more relaxed; and with Blackburn boasting everything from first-class function rooms to bars more than at home with the town’s thriving nightlife, finding a venue for your staff Christmas party couldn’t be easier.

Get your guests grooving at Molloy’s in the centre of town, and make the most of its late night license by dancing the night away! Alternatively, for a function on the larger scale, King George’s Hall is a great choice. With two rooms available for hire – the Concert Hall and Windsor Suite – this venue will be an ideal choice for anyone hosting a sizable event, thanks to its ability to accommodate 2,300 guests.

Finding DJs in Blackburn

With your staff well-fed and the drinks flowing, the only thing that will be left to is to amplify the atmosphere and let the Blackburn DJ really get the party started. From arranging a festive-themed playlist to finding the equipment to supply the sound, organising the entertainment by yourself can bring with it unnecessary stress. Luckily, at Lancashire PA Hire, we’re experts in the industry and are more than happy to handle it all – whether that’s hiring the best DJ Blackburn has ever seen or setting up the mobile disco! Blackburn is famed for its nightlife, and with our help, your party will be the talk of the town.

The countdown to Christmas may be well and truly on, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to organise a seasonal soirée for all your staff. The festive period is the perfect time to thank your employees for all their hard work – and what could be a better way than throwing them a party that they won’t forget?

Whether you’re in need of a professional DJ or PA hire, Blackburn-based company, Lancashire PA Hire are here to make sure your party is one to remember. Get in touch today on 07799 898 172, or drop us a line at to find out what we can do for you.