This Xmas will be my first as a member of the Mess. I have in the past worked at Sgt's Mess Xmas functions as bar person so know the usual format (always the same - music/dinner/band/xmas draw/more band). At a Mess meeting last week where we discussed this year's event I put forward the idea that maybe we should introduce a bit of variety to proceedings. It was agreed by all that this would be a good idea and on the strength of this I was later voted in as PEC! I am about to organise a committee meeting to discuss and want to turn up with a range of ideas but wondered if anyone here has any tips on what works well/what really doesn't work at all? It will be a Saturday evening function, mess dress (for the first time in years - again my suggestion but agreed by all but one), mess members are on the whole party-type animals (those who aren't will depart at an early hour), outside guests in attendance, funding not a major issue. Any help appreciated to make it a good one.