In this email, I'll just lay out what's going on so that you can make your plans accordingly.
4 doors, DJ, bar, food.
4.30 Live music from Abi Gilchrist and Ross Power are The Soul Bubble
5.15 DJ plays while you go to the loo, buy a drink etc
7 DJs (The magnificent Generation Vinyl)
"We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup."
Minno Kitchen (www.facebook.com/MinnoKit/) will be selling some savoury treats during the eve to keep the tummy grumbles at bay, there'll be....
Also CHRISTMAS PRE ORDERS **** Fancy any of the above to ease the stress of Chrimbo baking? Drop Katya line (email@example.com) to order what you would like & then you can collect on the eve - all ready for Christmas eve, the Big Day itself & Boxing Day ******
Looking for a bit of something sweet and Christmassy? We'll be giving away a few mince pies and we'll have gingerbread from the Hubbards Bakery for £1.00
Hot - we've got mulled wine and mulled apple juice. Your first is free! We haven't got the capacity to make gallons of the stuff. We will be selling a bit, but will almost certainly run out at some point.
Booze - we've got a limited bar running - beer (£3), wine (£3) & prosecco (£4/£20 bottle). I love good booze, though, so it's all decent stuff!
Softs - we've got some sparkling water in case you're driving. Also, free water and squash for the kids.
DJs - to start with, I'll be playing a few tunes. Festive and mood creating. I hope.
After the film we've got the professionals in. Generation Vinyl will be rocking the place with family friendly festive tunes - complete with dance competitions and other games. They'll be on a good couple of hours, giving you plenty of time to chill out and have a festive drink!
Live music - I am so pleased that Ross Power and Abi Gilchrest have agreed to do the music. They are wonderful.
Abi has sung at events around the world such as the Seven Seas Music Venue in Cyprus, for Maclaren Formula 1 team at the British Grand Prix, at BAFTA for the premiere of James Bond 'Casino Royale' and even at the top of a Swiss mountain for Gorbachov!
Ross is quite good at the piano, too.
Film - It's Elf. It's amazing. We've got a huge screen and big speakers. Woop!
We'll have a little breakout space downstairs for those with children who don't do 'chilling out and watching a movie'. The film will be on. You must stay with them down there though. It's not a creche. That'd be really hard to organise.
Finally - we've made the end a little later - stick around, have a drink, enjoy some food and maybe have a little Christmas dance!