Can you believe that Christmas is just around the corner?
For PAs, EAs and admin staff, this means one thing… it’s time to start thinking about organising the staff Christmas party and sourcing gifts for clients.
To make your life easier in the run-up to the festive season we’ve collated some of the offerings from some fab bars, restaurants and retailers in the city.
Read on to learn more…
With your company logo and greeting printed on a box, card or sleeve wrap, your gifts will really stand out from the crowd.
No artwork? No problem! We’ll create a stunning Christmas design for you.
We can even deliver your gifts direct to your individual clients, saving you time and hassle.
Indulge in classic favourites such as our Turkey Roulade served with all the trimmings and lashings of sage and onion jus, or enjoy our vegan-friendly Spiced Nut Roast, with carrot puree, pickled carrots, kale and drunken sultanas. To finish, we’re serving up decadent desserts including our Salted Caramel & Chocolate Tart and traditional Christmas Pudding.
Add some molecular madness to your party with our drinks packages, designed for 6 or more guests to get your party in full swing. What’s more, why not challenge convention completely with the option to host your party in the depths of our century-old laboratory, available exclusively for up to 80 guests with tailored packages to suit.
If that’s not enough, get in quick and book before 31 October for a party of 10 or more and we will reward you with a £50 gift voucher with bookings made Sunday to Wednesday* to use in the New Year.
This is definitely not your standard Christmas meal - we're offering a BBQ sharing platter (for two people) featuring Turkey breast rubbed with Christmas spices cooked low n slow over hickory, with baby rack ribs, pulled pork in brioche buns, wings, low n slow brisket, corn dogs, pork sausage stuffing, pigs in blankets served with tater tots covered in bechamel and cheese, smoked cheese mash & spring greens and Jim Beam Gravy.
Vegetarians and vegans will also be well looked after with our dirty vegan BBQ platter, featuring BBQ Pulled Jack Fruit, Peanut Butter Stuffing Balls, Vegan Corn Dog, Buffalo Cauliflower, Mushrooms Stuffed with Almonds and Vegan Cheese, Tater Tots, Corn on the Cob with Garlic, Spring Greens, and Jim Beam Vegan Gravy.
Enjoy a proper Brummie Victorian Christmas in one of Birmingham’s hidden gems, The Bulls Head, as used by the cast of BBC’s Peaky Blinders!
Our delicious mix of traditional fayre with some, or more current street food dishes will certainly go down well!
If you’re looking for a room to celebrate why not go up the Victorian staircase to our “Club Lounge”. A stunning Victorian billiard room now transformed into a spectacular space for up to 100 people (55 seated) to celebrate the festive season in style, with its own bar and stage. The room tips it’s hat to the local history of the Peaky Blinders who would have often frequented back in the day!
- Sunday - Thursday 3 course meal £23.95
- Friday & Saturday 3 course meal £25.95 (PM includes entertainment)
The Bull’s Head is a real taste of Birmingham history. Constructed in 1901 and designed by James and Lister Lea, the building has undergone a transformation giving its patrons a true taste of Brummie past and present. Offering traditional, award-winning cask ales made right here in Birmingham, combined with new world beers, unique cocktails and a grilled street food menu, it is fast becoming one of the leading food and drink venues in the city.
To make a booking, call 0121 439 4190 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for a proper Christmas feast this year. Our turkeys are bronze, free-range birds from Worcester, our beef is British and our fish is always responsibly sourced.
It's not just about the turkey, it’s about the whole occasion and we want to make sure your party is magical from the moment you step into the pub. Mulled wine will be gently simmering on the bar, buttery mince pies stacked up in the kitchen and Santa hats are on the table for every guest (wearing them is obligatory).
There's a list of award-winning wines and bubbles to choose from too, all you need to do is gather your friends, family or workmates.
If you’re looking for a private space to host a festive lunch or dinner party, book our Private Dining Room, and we’ll treat you like Kings (of Orient Are). For bigger groups that like to let their hair down, talk to us about The Studio.
Our Christmas present to you - book a table for lunch or dinner between Wednesday 28th November and Sunday 9th December and enjoy three courses from our Christmas menu for the price of two. For parties booked between 5.30pm-6.30pm and dining from our Christmas menu, any day right up to Christmas Eve, enjoy a glass of Prosecco each on us.
Call Adrian on 0121 647 6466 or email - email@example.com with your bookings.
Located on the 25th floor of the Cube building offering unrivalled views of the city, there’s no more stylish venue in Birmingham to enjoy an array of traditional festive dishes in the company of colleagues, friends and family.
Private dining packages are also available.
As our gift to PA Guide members, all party organisers eat free when you book a Christmas party of 10 guests or more during November and December.
Please quote PAGUIDE when booking.
For further information or to book please call 0121 634 3433 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Festive menus will be available from 23rd November until 30th December 2018.
We will be decking the halls and have a jam-packed calendar of festive frolics lined up to help you welcome the most wonderful time of the year, from live entertainment and private hire, to seasonal feasts and fun cocktail masterclasses.
Dance the night away with one of our three dining and entertainment packages – Festive Party Nights, Dance the Decades and Christmas Boogie Nights. With live music and the choice of a three or four course traditional dinner with all of the trimmings included, it’s ideal for work parties or entertaining clients.
For something a little different, why not shake-up your usual Christmas night out and join one of our expert mixologists for a cocktail masterclass like no other. Learn the art of making some of our festive tipples from The Season’s Godfather to a Cinnamon Cosmo, all whilst enjoying delicious canapes. Perfect as an end of year treat for employees!
If VIP is more your thing, celebrate in style by hiring one of our private VIP lounges and dine on seasonal canapes alongside a glass of fizz. For larger bookings, we have private event spaces for up to 700 guests available throughout November, December and January.
For added sparkle, you can add bespoke drinks packages to any booking which include the Corona Cracker, Naughty but Nice and Christmas Cheer. Plus, overnight stays can be accommodated with room options from a junior suite, deluxe king executive room and standard room.
For more information, contact Hannah Speed or call 0121 634 6200
From just £35pp, the three-course private dining menu features traditional festive favourites including turkey with all the trimmings, a warming winter green risotto and a delicious fig & sticky toffee pudding. Make your meal even merrier with an aromatic wine pairing, starting at £30pp, or for larger events indulge in the festive canapé and winter drinks packages.
Whether treating colleagues to a front row seat of the kitchen in the Pastry Room or hosting a winter drinks reception in the cosy Veranda, the team have a wealth of experience to deliver a bespoke service filled with festive cheer.
As our gift to PA Guide members this Christmas, we’re offering 15% off private dining room bookings during November & December - simply quote PAGUIDE to redeem the discount.
To make an enquiry call 0121 289 5111 or email email@example.com
In charge of organising this year's office party? Why not make your team's Christmas and organise a bespoke Christmas party at gin bar 40 St Pauls in the Jewellery Quarter?
40 St Pauls really know their gin - earlier this year they won 'Best Gin Bar in the UK' in the 2018 Icons of Gin Awards as well as being awarded crowned 'Best Gin Menu in the UK' in the 2017 Imbibe Menu Awards.
Let them welcome you and your team with open arms, flowing gin, seasonal cocktails and, of course, silly hats and party poppers.
To make this Christmas season one to remember, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Each image has been crafted and carefully selected to show off both the recognisable views of Birmingham as well as hidden gems such as the canal systems of Soho Loop and the pink cherry blossom of Oozells Square. The perfect stocking filler for the proud Brummie.
To order your copy of this beautiful calendar click here
This year, Arch 13 are offering a Christmas party with a difference. Their ‘Wine, Cocktail and Cheese quiz’ will see parties battle it out to see who knows their Chablis from their Chardonnay, and their Espresso from a Mojito. Armed with a buzzer, each team will take part in blind tasting rounds, as well as takes on popular quick shows. The winning team will receive a bottle of fancy bubbles - as well as bragging rights!
The quiz costs just £30 per person, which includes an arrival drink, cheese and meat platters, half a bottle of wine per person and a prize for the winning team!
The wine bar nestled under the arches on Livery Street is also offering a selection of tasting packages taking in a selection of wines, meats and cheeses. Bespoke packages can also be created.
PA Guide members who book a Christmas party for over 25 people at Arch 13 will receive a meal for two and a bottle of Champagne in January.
To take advantage of this offer simply call 0121 794 6636 and quote ‘PA Guide’ when you make your booking.
Your concept local skin clinic on level one, The Mailbox is ready to help you get party ready.
Book the celebrity-favourite H20 Glow Pre-Party Facial for £89 (normally £120) to glow your way through the festive season, often referred to as the ‘Instagram Filter’ facial this treatment uses cryo-oxygen and micro-channelling to plump, lift and hydrate, revealing radiant party-ready skin. Book the H20 Glow Facial here.
We also still have spaces available with our aesthetic expert Dr Kam, who is offering advanced injectable treatments at the clinic. Get mistletoe-ready with a lip enhancement treatment or smooth facial lines with Botox treatment, book a consultation to find out more here.
Pssttt - Don’t forget the extra bits - get £5 OFF any of our Nail, Lash or Brow treatments with our in-house beauty team when you quote: PAGUIDE. View our beauty treatments here
It's also never too early to get a few gifts ticked off and Flint + Flint’s Christmas Shop is now open with some great deals, including a £100 skincare gift voucher for just £50! From the indulgent facials to 3-step treatment cards for him or her, visit our online shop or call into the clinic to bag a luxurious gift at a low price. Heck, at these prices why not treat yourself too! Shop Online here.
Gloriously Glamorous Make this the night when too much is not enough and let your inner vogue shine! We start your evening in style with a sparkling cocktail on arrival. Then we'll immerse you in a world of sheer, perfectly polished, floor to ceiling extravagance before you indulge in your choice of exquisite 3-course sit-down meal and a half bottle of wine per person.
The Sitcom Experience: Del Boy and Rodney From 6th - 15th December you are invited to a hilarious evening of pure theatrical improvisational comedy and caricature. Your hosts for the event are the crème de la crème of Peckham - Del Boy, Rodney and Uncle Albert along with a host of other familiar faces. Tickets £54 per person and include a 2-hour show, 3-course meal and coffee.
Harry Potter and the Book Rotunda Bring your guests to a party inspired by the magic of Hogwarts, where you will dine at the centre of our stunning five-storey book rotunda, which will be fully themed with lights and theatrical sorcery to enchant you. Tickets start at £88 per person and include a Butter Beer on arrival, a 3-course dinner with coffee, half bottle of wine per person and a Wizard DJ.
Known for our bespoke range of Martinis, signature cocktails and glamorous interiors - Dirty Martini is the perfect destination to shake up your favourite cocktails every night of the week.
Our beautiful new venue is perfectly situated on Bennetts Hill right in the heart of Birmingham’s City Centre with our bespoke martinis, glamorous interiors, famous Happy Hour and late night party DJs!
With a capacity of 350 split over two floors, including an upper mezzanine for up to 20 people, we have a variety of large booths, banquettes and spaces suitable for every celebration! So whether it’s a night out with friends or a company Christmas party we can cater for it all. You can even hire the venue exclusively and have your very own cocktail party at Dirty Martini.
Our celebrated Martini collection might be what we're renowned for, but with an extensive and inspired selection of cocktails to choose from, we've got something to excite every cocktail-lover.
To make an enquiry, email Dirty Martini's Sales and Events Manager by clicking here
Still looking for the perfect office outing that fits the never-ending brief from the boss?
28 Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham, B4 6BJ
If your checklist is:
- A cool, fun venue in the city
- Your own private room with friendly staff who know what they’re doing
- Cocktails, actually, gin cocktails (plus plenty for those who don’t drink)
- Tasty food, maybe something a bit different
Arrive at a cute and cosy 1st-floor gin parlour - full of wonders and curiosities and, best of all, over 90 different gins to enjoy!
You all have a welcome drink (on the house if you book a Mon or Tues) you laugh, you mingle, the boss looks happy.... you all enjoy taking selfies by the massive gin bottles!
Then a buffet of fresh seasonal homemade goodies is brought in and everyone tucks in, you might even want to order a cheese fondue to really add some retro fun.
Everyone has a fun time and once more you're hailed as the office hero for saving the team from another carvery and warm table wine experience!
Home of Earth's Greatest Challenges
National Exhibition Centre, Halls, Marston Green, Birmingham, B40 1PA
With a selection adrenaline-fuelled activities ranging from a survival maze to iFly indoor skydiving or diving and snorkelling experiences on offer, an afternoon or evening at The Bear Grylls Adventure will definitely make for a fun and memorable Christmas get together.
Prices start from just £18 per person for groups of 11 and over and if you build up an appetite after your activities, there is also a great selection of food and drinks on offer, ranging from pizza, nachos, sandwiches, chicken wings, salads and a selection of hot and cold drinks.
To make a group booking enquiry, contact Matthew Culley here