Here at Urban Spirit, we are passionate about the services we deliver for office parties. Working closely with party planners, we understand the stresses involved. Eager to help, we have below shared our top tips. So, if you are in the process of mapping out your work’s do; take note!

Define a budget

Whether you are given free reign of the party or have to stick to strict guidelines, the first thing you need to do is define a budget. This will inform everything you plan from then on. From giving you a ball park when it comes to booking a venue to buying in food and drink, a clear budget will encourage a well thought-our event.


There are a world of options when it comes to venues. However, in recent years, we are seeing more and more companies choose to stay in the office. This is because it one; saves money and two; is a familiar environment that everyone is comfortable with.


Now that you have the budget and venue locked down, let’s move to food. If you want to go down the more corporate road then a three-course meal may be a good idea. However, if a more informal occasion, finger food will certainly do the trick. Staple foods we find work well include:

  • Crisps
  • Dips
  • Sandwiches
  • Chicken pieces
  • Quiche
  • Anything that can be eaten in a bite or two!

It is however important that you cater to vegetarians, vegans and anyone with dietary requirements. Circulating an email will allow you to obtain such information.


If you are a large team, you will no doubt have a diverse set of tastes when it comes to music. In our experience, keeping the playlist varied is essential. Another way to ensure happy, singing guests is to get everyone to make a playlist, combining them into one big party playlist that everyone likes at least something of.


One of the main things to consider at your office party is the bar. As the first port of call for many and an area that some congregate, it is essential that your bar is easy on the eye, budget and serves great drinks. One solution that most go for is dry bar hire. This means hiring the bar and stocking it yourself. It’s easy, affordable and allows someone to play bartender! Don’t want to bogged down with serving? If not, you can make use of our bar staff hire service.

If you are planning an office party and require ours service, contact us today!