6 Steps to Plan the Ultimate Office Christmas Party

Everyone looks forward to the festive season and for businesses, there’s one thing staff are looking forward to – the Christmas party! That’s why we’ve put together a list of steps you should follow to ensure you host the very best Christmas party.

Start planning early

Have you ever tried to plan a Christmas party with only a few weeks to spare? It takes a surprising amount of time to plan and leaves you saying that you’ll prepare it well in advance the following year, but you never do. Well, this year is the year!

Venues tend to get booked up early so it’s a good idea to start planning around July or August. During this time you can figure out your budget, ideate the venue and think about the activities you want to complete.

Manage your budget effectively 

It’s important to effectively manage your budget so that you can make the most of the money you have available to create the very best Christmas party. When looking at your budget you should:

When you plan your Christmas party early you’ll have the opportunity to shop around for the best priced party packages or venues. This will allow you to make the most of your budget.

Pick a venue 

Choosing a venue that suits what everyone wants can be difficult and a little overwhelming. But with a little planning and getting staff involved in the decision making you may find it simpler to find a venue. During your research, you should:

When choosing a venue you’ll want to consider how close it is to the office and how long it’ll take for employees to get to and from the location. At the end of the day, you don’t want to book somewhere that’ll take the majority of attendees too long to get to. This could cause a lot of people to decline your invitation.

Plan activities 

Depending on the type of Christmas party you’re holding, it can be fun to complete some activities. This could be as simple as a Secret Santa or best Christmas outfit award. For those looking for more extravagant activities, you could go bowling, book an escape room or go go-karting.

Consider catering and food options

Once you’ve chosen your venue you can start to think about catering options. If you’re hosting your party at a restaurant or bar this may not be something you need to think about. However, they may offer you the choice of their normal menu or set Christmas menu.

If you’re holding your party at a venue that doesn’t offer food options, you might want to look for a caterer. When doing your research you should:

Invite staff

It sounds obvious but it’s important to remember to invite your staff. This can be done through online or mailed invites or by adding it to their calendars. After all, you want to ensure everyone attends after you’ve put so much hard work into planning the party.

Hosting a Christmas party at Millennium Point

Here at Millennium Point, we have extensive experience in hosting and planning events and parties. We offer two party packages that could be perfect for your business:

Shared party night 

Our shared party package is £44.95 per person plus VAT and is perfect for smaller businesses looking for that big party experience, without spending a fortune. The package includes a three-course meal and our Platform dancefloor where you can dance the night away to our DJ playing festive hits. The menu includes:


Main Course

All mains served with seasonal greens


Exclusive Party Night 

This package is £49.95 per person plus VAT. You’ll have the choice of a two or three course meal and will have the opportunity to dance on the dancefloor and have access to a private fully licensed bar. The menu includes:


Main Course

All mains served with seasonal greens


Take a look at our Christmas party packages page to discover more about what we have to offer.

To celebrate Christmas in July, we’ve got some very festive announcements! Christmas in summer? You might think we’re mad, but trust us when we say it’s the best time to start planning your Christmas activities. Whether you’re looking to book a Christmas party at our award-winning venue or attend one of our public events, we’ve got everything festive you need all under one roof.

Exclusive Party Night (from £40.00 per person)

Give your guests a VIP experience this Christmas with our Exclusive Party Night. This package gives businesses an exclusive hire of our Platform space, which includes an arrival drink under our 39ft Christmas tree, a two-or-three-course traditional Christmas dinner and a DJ and dancefloor until midnight. The package also includes exclusive use of the fully licenced bar and features branded up-lighters, table crackers and novelties.

Fancy further enhancing your guests experience? Why not customise this package to include our spectacular Auditorium. Formerly the first IMAX in the West Midlands, our Auditorium is perfect for awards, speeches or playing a Christmas film on the giant screen.

Shared Party Night (from £40.00 per person)

Ideal for smaller businesses who still want the big office party experience, our Shared Party Night gives you the same benefits as the exclusive package, but is shared with other businesses.

Get more when you book with us

How does extra prosecco sound? Take advantage of our early incentive and get your package upgraded to include complimentary prosecco for every table when you confirm your booking before Friday 29th July. In addition to this, the person that makes the booking will be entered into a prize draw to win a £100 Amazon voucher. This offer applies to both the exclusive and shared party nights.

Our special offers don’t stop there! Other bookings outside of the Christmas packages, will receive a 10% off drinks receptions under our Christmas tree in November and December.

What’s On at Millennium Point this Christmas

Rock around the Christmas Tree, Silent Disco style! Our Silent Disco night is back by popular demand – and this time full of festive fun! Get your dancing shoes ready, put your Santa hats on and pull off your best moves around our spectacular 39ft Christmas tree.

Priced at £10 per person, the night will feature three DJs and an assortment of genres from current chart toppers, RnB, and Hip Hop to Old Skool, Rock, Indie and Power Ballads alongside all of the Christmas classics. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by clicking below.

Who doesn’t love a festive film classic? Throw in some themed wines and Millennium Point is your place to be this Christmas! Teaming up once again with our good friends at The Wine Events Company, experience It’s a Wonderful Life on our giant screen, paused at various points to serve you your next glass of festive cheer.

We’re transforming into a Winter Wonderland

A Winter Wonderland is heading to our corner of Birmingham this year and it’s not one you’ll want to miss. Our spectacular 39ft Christmas tree (which makes the perfect backdrop for that festive selfie snapshot) is just the start. We’ve got a heap of decorations arriving, including colourful lighting, Nutcrackers and two of Santa’s Reindeers, that might even be happy to grab a photo with you.

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