Ethical Christmas Parties 2019

It’s already late September so, whether you like it or not, you’re probably planning your work Christmas party. It’s inevitably going to cost money, so why not spend it socially?

DIY Christmas Party in 3 simple steps

  1. Find an ethical venue. Have a look at the list of venues here at The Ethical Events Company, and see which one is right for you
  2. Forget dry turkey and unwanted sprouts, choose an ethical caterer, like Fat Macy’s and you’ll get some delicious alternative food, whilst supporting a social enterprise.
  3. Don’t forget the booze. Yes, you can drink ethically now (unfortunately no-one’s invented ethical hangovers yet) Why not get your beer from Toast Ale, and wine from Forty Hall Vineyard, so you can feel great about yourself as you sip on that 4th glass of fizz.

UnLtd had a great DIY Christmas party last year, they booked out Ignition Brewery (venue and booze, covered in one step!) and brought in catering from Papi’s Pickles.

Or leave it to the pros

There are lots of social enterprises offering to organise your Christmas Party for you, how about The Waterhouse Restaurant, run by Shoreditch Trust. You can hire the restaurant and tuck into a delicious Christmas menu prepared for you by aspiring young chefs facing challenging circumstances.

Or why not see if The Ethical Events Company can help you? If you’re based in London, we’re offering a free service to help you plan your perfect ethical Christmas party. Just get in touch and let us know what you’re looking for.

The Ethical Events Company is here!

In my previous job I struggled for years to promote the brilliant spaces that were available to hire at The Hackney Pirates. There’s just so much choice out there, venue booking websites are saturated, and unless you have a huge marketing budget, you get lost in the sea of other corporate venues.

Using charities and social enterprises when booking events just makes sense, and so many people would choose to do this, but don’t know where to find suitable venues, caterers etc. For the past few years I’ve been thinking about bringing all this information together – giving not-for-profit and community organisations a platform to promote their products and services and the customer a chance to spend their money on events in the most social and ethical way possible.

This is very much a side project at the moment, so I’m keeping it simple to start with, but watch this space!