Top Tips for Planning Your Office Christmas Party


If you’ve been tasked with organising the office Christmas party this year, you may have already started searching for the perfect menu and accommodation to try and keep everyone happy.

With so many things to consider, it can be easy to overlook the small details, so here are a few of our top tips for planning an amazing office party that will go down in workplace history as the best yet.

Choose your venue carefully

The venue is, without a doubt, one of the most critical elements to consider when arranging an office Christmas party, so it’s a good idea to use it as the starting point for your plans. As it’s highly unlikely that all of your office staff will want the expense of having to take a taxi or train home after the festivities, you’ll need to find somewhere that not only offers excellent food and drinks but also has accommodation too.

The Park Grand London offers a wide range of excellent rooms, delectable food and drinks and is also close to major transport networks so that office staff can travel from home before the party starts and head back after a delicious breakfast to soak up the champagne from the night before. With a wide range of packages on offer to suit any budget, organisers can book a Park Grand Lancaster Gate afternoon tea for something a little different or select from some tempting menu choices which have been especially created for the festive season.

With the ability to cater for a wide range of tastes and dietary needs, you can be confident that everyone will be happy with a party package and stay at the Park Grand London this Christmas.

Keep an eye on your budget

Many venues require full payment upfront for Christmas parties, and if some guests fail to show up on the night, then a big chunk of your budget can go to waste. To stop this happening, our pay on arrival hotels London only charge for the rooms once the guests have arrived, so you won’t need to worry that you’ve blown the budget on accommodation that people aren’t actually going to be using.

Of course, you’ll need to pay for any entertainment or party food packages in advance in order for the venue to cater for your needs, but a few no shows for a sit down meal or Park Grand Lancaster Gate afternoon tea won’t be nearly as costly as several empty hotel rooms that have had to be paid for in advance.

If you are working to a budget, the team at the Park Grand London will be happy to recommend a wide range of food and drinks packages that will cater for your needs without landing your business with a hefty bill the next morning. From buffets to wine packages to be added to tables during a sit-down dinner, there are plenty of options available to suit all tastes and budgets, so it’s a good idea to get in touch early to ensure that the dates you have in mind for your office Christmas party are still available.

Choose the right package for your party

office partyBusinesses come in many shapes and sizes, so what may suit one company might not be ideal for another, especially if you have a smaller team of staff to cater for. Instead of having a half-empty function room, many Christmas party organisers have been choosing the Park Grand Lancaster Gate afternoon tea as a festive alternative to the traditional party as this tends to be a more intimate affair.

With an array of delicate sandwiches, sweet treats and aromatic teas to choose from, you can also add a glass or two of champagne or prosecco to give the festivities a little touch of luxury and really spoil your staff. For larger businesses, the Park Grand London Heathrow also has several function rooms of various sizes available to hire on the run-up to Christmas. Of course, our team is on hand to help you plan the perfect buffet or sit down meal menu as well as recommending suitable entertainment to help get the party started.

Not only will the expert help from our staff make organising your Christmas party a breeze, but you’ll also be able to arrange pay on arrival hotels London for all of your guests way in advance to avoid disappointment as many businesses head to London every year to celebrate the festive season.

Location, location, location

One of the best things about holding an office Christmas party in London is the excellent road, air and rail networks that connect the city with the rest of the UK, so no matter where your employees are located or if you have several branches and want to gather everyone together in one place, the Park Grand London Heathrow is a great choice.

The easier it is to get to the venue then the greater choice you have that more guests will actually come. You can even pre-book train tickets or flights should you need to in advance to make even more significant savings on transport.

Once all of the prosecco corks have been popped, and the party is over, many partygoers staying at the Park Grand London opt to make the most of a little free time in the city the next day as the opportunity to head to Oxford Street to pick up a few last-minute Christmas gifts is just too tempting to pass up.

If you’re feeling extra generous, you could offer a second night stay to high level executives, team leaders or employees that have gone above and beyond for your company over the last few months as a thank you for their hard work. This will enable them to spend a little more time enjoying more of the attractions the city has to offer.