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5 ways to party like a pro!

Jun 16, 2017
5 Party ideas from West Park, Dundee

Deciding to throw a party or event is an easy decision. The difficult part is how to start organising your party and finding a suitable venue.

That’s where we come in! If you need some fresh and new ideas then we have the ideal inspiration for you. Here at West Park we’ve been delivering events in Dundee for over 25 years and from our experience, we’ve put together some top tips below for our most popular party ideas that we see here. Start with an idea and let us guide you through the rest!

  1. Charity Fundraisers

The majority of the money raised will come from ticket sales, however including a raffle or auction is a great way to get guests more engaged and boost your fundraising!

High-value items make a great addition to a raffle, and if you have the right contacts, collecting raffle donations can be so simple.

Getting your guests to participate in an auction can be great fun, and raise a lot of money once everyone has had a drink! Or conduct a silent auction which is a modern, fun format and keeps everyone’s bidding private.

Start from a base concept of a drinks reception followed by a dinner and run with it. Don’t forget that the aim of the night is for everyone to enjoy themselves and raise as much money for your chosen charity as possible.

  1. Awards Ceremonies

Celebrating the achievements and talents of your guests is certain to create a buzz and everyone is sure to be on a high by the end of the night.

Kick start your event with a glamorous dinner, follow this with your awards and speeches before dancing the night away. Our fantastic Sidlaw Suite has everything you need from a stage, lights and screen to a dance floor, on-site bar and a dedicated events team who will be on hand to make sure your event runs smoothly.

Award nights are hugely popular for sports teams, business industries and academic achievements so if you’re part of a society or group; get everyone together for a wild evening. It’s also a great excuse to host the event annually, giving everyone something to look forward to each year.

The West Park Sidlaw Suite set-up for an event.

  1. Celebrations

From engagements and weddings, to birthdays, christenings and graduations, you really can celebrate any life event you would like!

There’s no better way to celebrate a tremendous event than on the dancefloor. Pair this with fabulous music and food and you’ve got yourself an amazing party. Our hugely popular event packages incorporate these ideas whether you have 20 or 200 guests.

Adding a personal touch always stands out to guests, so why not have a think about special memories, pictures or foods that you can incorporate into your night.

A surprise party is guaranteed to add the WOW factor, so why not consider planning a ‘secret event’ – invite your guests to an engagement party and amaze them by actually getting married!

  1. Reunions

Reconnecting with old friends is always going to be a blast from the past, so why not go all out and make it a really special event.

You could get in touch with old school friends and make an afternoon of it with a veterans lunch, or how about a themed 70’s or 80’s disco party and give everyone the chance to dig out old uniforms and revisit their youth!

  1. Fashion Shows

A great way to get friends and family involved with both the styling and modelling! It’s sure to be an amazing laugh, and a chance to demonstrate some beautiful outfits.

Approach local suppliers and build relationships which will create a buzz within the community and ensures you are supporting local businesses.

This can be a great opportunity for new product launches, and to get event sponsors from around the area too. Adding in a free goodie bag filled with treats from businesses involved is guaranteed to get bums on seats!


For whatever type of party you’re planning, West Park has 3 great function rooms and several food and drink options. To discuss your requirements, get in touch with our specialised team or call us on 01382 647171. 


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