Have you been entrusted with the task of planning your office holiday party? It’s a great way to celebrate with your colleagues, so you want to make sure you get it right and make a great impression on everyone, including your bosses. But where do you start? When is a good time to start making inquiries and bookings?
Here are some tips to help you plan a great corporate holiday party:
Consider The Purpose of the Party
Start with planning the purpose of the party. Do you want to use the party to thank employees for a job well done? Do you want to include suppliers and vendors of your business? Consider what you want to achieve from the party and go from there.
Plan Your Budget
You need to consider the budget you have for the party because this will determine multiple things, including the venue, food, drinks, and entertainment. Set aside a contingency fund just in case. Things can add up before you realize it.
Think About the Theme
A theme could be a good way to tie the whole party together. But it is also important to be sensitive to different cultures and beliefs, so you may want a holiday theme that is as neutral as possible. Make the party about people coming together in an informal setting with a fun theme that everyone can enjoy.
Plan the Venue
The venue should accommodate your guest list, so you’ll want to choose something that fits into the theme and purpose of the party. For example, do you want to organize a black-tie event? Then a formal function room might be ideal. If you want the party in a more informal setting, you could organize an outdoor event with tents and marquees.
Consider the Date
The next thing you need to consider is the date of the party. Events get booked quickly as the holidays approach, so it may be a good idea to set an earlier date in anticipation of the festivities/ You might even get a better deal cost-wise.