Holiday party season will be here before you know it and if you haven’t started planning your end of the year celebration, it’s essential to get started.
During the holiday season, party planning can go into full swing as businesses organise end of the year events to show appreciation to staff and give everyone the opportunity to celebrate the year that was.
So if it’s up to you to organise this year’s event, don’t stress, here are a few tips and tricks for getting organised quickly.
Get help. Planning a holiday party solo can be stressful. Get a small committee together and have a brainstorm about what your group wants to do. Having a group of people involved helps generate enthusiasm about the event and will set you off on a confident path that you’re planning something people will enjoy and even allow you the option of having a few spare sets of hands to help with the organisation.
Lock in your event date ASAP. The holiday season is a busy time of year for many people, so locking in your date as soon as possible is important. Even if you don’t know your venue yet, send a save the date as soon as possible.
Know your budget. Holiday parties don’t have to be an expensive endeavour. Many venues offer package deals around this time of year for budget conscious planners. There are also larger venues that allow you to ‘team up’ with other smaller businesses to share parties. Knowing your budget will allow you to efficiently plan everything else.
Find your venue. Depending on the size of your team, you can look at restaurant private dining areas, unique venue spaces like theme parks and pop up spaces or more traditional venue spaces. That’s where we can help! Contact us today and let us find the perfect space for you.
Pick your theme or entertainment. Some groups love ideas like ugly holiday jumper parties, secret Santa or even a day of volunteering. Sometimes if the budget isn’t there, a successfully themed lunch can be a solution or if it suits your group look into themed classes such as a cooking class or holiday wreath making class. No matter what you choose, ensure there’s something for everyone to enjoy on the day and you’ll be onto a winning event.