Here at Surrey Hills Concierge there’s little we love more than a fabulous party, especially when we get to help you plan it!

With all the little details (and of course the big details) that need to be brought together on the big day, it can all seem a bit overwhelming. So one of the Lifestyle Management Services we offer is party planning.

We have been lucky enough to be involved with a couple of gorgeous parties lately, so here we have a couple of case studies to help explain some of the things we can do to help your party go as smoothly as possible.

Party Planning

The Brief:

Client needed waitresses to help serve drinks and food at her birthday celebration at home. She had invited 150 guests and had ordered food through Waitrose. Guests were to be served a buffet lunch in a marquee.

Surrey Hills Concierge Service:

  • Two of the SHC team helped with preparations the day before the party, setting up the tables and decorations
  • A team of 5 lovely waitresses served at the party
  • Managed the final setting up of tables, along with the food and drink serving areas so they looked lovely for the guests
  • Arranged all the food on serving platters and dishes and disposed of delivery packaging
  • Served drinks and canapes to guests on arrival
  • Served the buffet main course and dessert to guests
  • Cleared plates after each course
  • Ran a drinks bar and replenished drinks at the tables
  • Served tea & coffee to guests at their tables
  • Cleared tables at the end of the event
  • Washed up and packed away plates, cutlery and glasses

Christmas drinks party planning

The Brief:

Client wanted help to arrange a Christmas daytime drinks party at home for her friends and family. She wanted our help with the invitations, decorating the Christmas tree, arranging caterers and supplying a waitress service.

Surrey Hills Concierge Service:

  • Recommended design for invitations and arranged online order
  • Managed guest RSVP
  • Accompanied client to choose Christmas decorations
  • Decorated the tree with client and made bow decorations
  • Sourced caterer and discussed menu options
  • Accompanied client to a tasting with caterer
  • Supplied 3 waitresses for the event
  • Served welcome cocktail, wines and canapes
  • Cleared up kitchen
  • Washed and packed away all glasses

Testimonial for waitressing service in September 2014

Dear Vivienne

We had a wonderful party and the “girls” were fantastic. Couldn’t have done it without them! They really went the extra mile and everyone seemed to have a great time!! ….We will certainly use SHC again.

With many thanks

Mr & Mrs W, Newdigate

If you would like some help planning your next party, and perhaps some handy helpers for the big day, do email us at or give us a call on 07747 444292 or 01306 740651