How to Throw a Business Holiday Party


On this blog, we are going over how to throw a business holiday party! Let’s get started.

Determine Your Budget

This holiday party will be a business expense. Determine your budget so you know everything from which vendors to look for to what to spend on your corporate favors. You will know if you have the room in your budget to hire an event planner or if you want to organize the event on your own. Thankfully, you have this blog to refer to! If you are planning the event yourself, we also recommend pinning your idea to a designated board on Pinterest. You will be surprised how much this virtual vision board will help you out.

Select a Time & Date

You and your team are probably extra busy preparing your business for time off during the holidays along with the new year. Choose the time and date of your party wisely. Select a date that isn’t too close to any holidays and won’t interfere with your work schedule. You might choose to celebrate on a Friday and plan ahead to get any work done so everyone can focus on having fun!

Send Your Invites

Once you have determined your time and date, it is time to send your invites. For a business holiday party, a virtual invitation is perfect! No need to spend more from your budget on printed invitations. Grab a pre-made template in your favorite platform like Canva and tweak the design to fit the details and aesthetic for your event. Many businesses already subscribe to a design software so the cost will be little to none! Email your invitations to your team with an eye-catching subject line.

Find a Venue

Let’s back up for a moment. Before you can create and send your invitations, you need to know where the business holiday party will be. Booking a venue is an exciting way to bring your event to life. This is essential for a remote business but, if you have an office space, try to plan the celebration elsewhere. You want this to feel like a fun event, not another workday. Making this extra effort will show your team just how much you care.

White star station event venue in Tennessee

Tennessee business owners! We would love to host your business holiday party here at White Star Station. Contact us here to schedule a tour of the venue and discuss more about how our space can accommodate your vision.


Now it is time for the fun part! Start planning your decor. Check with your venue to see which rentals they offer in advance. Work with your favorite local rental company to select some classy holiday decor. We recommend All Occasions Party Rentals located close to our venue. Do you want the event to be decorated for Christmas? Or do you want the event to be modern including small details from the season? There are endless themes to choose from.

Christmas holiday party table decor

Hire a Caterer

Splurge on a delicious catered meal for your team. Hire a professional caterer and create a menu for everyone to enjoy. Be sure to hire a bartender as well so you can enjoy your holiday cocktails! One of our favorite Tennessee bartenders is Single Barrel Events.

Layered plates with salad for business holiday party
Venue: White Star Station // Planning and Design: Darla Walker Events // Florals: Sam Franklin Florals // Photography: Rafferty Photo // Draping: Jason Events // Beauty: Bangs and Blush // Models: @lovealwaysallip & @landry_thatcher // Dress: Vow’d Weddings // Tuxedo: Regal Tuxedo // Videography: Open Roads Media // Arbors: Marsh Made Design  // Signs & Lettering: Scruffy City Letters // Rentals: All Occasions Party Rentals // Catering: By the Tracks Catering // Bar: Single Barrel Events // Desserts: Moonshine and Suppertime // Cake: Regina Long // Lighting: Sound Revue Entertainment

Plan Scheduled Activities

Schedule some fun activities for the party aside from just the corporate gifts and favors. This could look like booking a holiday-themed photo booth, enjoying a create your own hot chocolate bar for dessert, or even a gingerbread house decorating competition.

We hope this blog helps you plan the ultimate business holiday party! If you loved this blog, be sure to follow us on Instagram for more inspiration from real events we host at our venue.

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