Right, let’s get the party started

Rutherglen Reformer - - Early Christmas Bookings -

The job of plan­ning the com­pany Christ­mas party can of­ten seem some­thing of an un­wel­come and scary prospect but here is a guide to help you make it a less stress­ful task.

One thing to re­mem­ber if there is se­ri­ous event plan­ning to be done is that it is never too early to start think­ing about Christ­mas.

You may feel it is too early to start get­ting into the fes­tive spirit but if you want your work cel­e­bra­tion to run smoothly then or­gan­i­sa­tion is key.

You can be sure no mat­ter how far away De­cem­ber 25 seems, you have to switch on and think about your of­fice party night. This seem­ingly thank­less task is of­ten dumped on peo­ple with lit­tle pre­vi­ous knowl­edge of or­gan­is­ing largescale events so in this post we will be tak­ing you through the steps needed to cre­ate a per­fect party from a pro­fes­sional event or­gan­iser’s per­spec­tive.

What­ever your level of ex­pe­ri­ence we hope you will find some­thing to help you un­der­stand the op­tions avail­able and to en­sure you de­liver a real Christ­mas cracker of a party.

Set the date - To en­sure a good turn out I rec­om­mend send­ing a ‘save the date’ email to ev­ery­body as soon as you’ve de­cided.

Find out the bud­get - the size of your bud­get will ul­ti­mately have a huge im­pact

Advertising Fea­ture on the type of Christ­mas party you or­gan­ise, de­ter­min­ing ev­ery­thing from the food and booze to the en­ter­tain­ment and choice of venue.

Es­tab­lish the type of Christ­mas party you’re or­gan­is­ing - You’ll need to de­cide whether you are plan­ning a day­time event, evening event or both din­ner in a lo­cal pub or res­tau­rant is not un­com­mon for smaller com­pa­nies, usu­ally fol­lowed by a bar crawl or find­ing some­where to dance the night away. You could in­ves­ti­gate al­ter­na­tive ideas in your area com­bined with din­ner and drinks, such as city cruises, cook­ery work­shops, cock­tail mak­ing, go­ing to a roller disco, ice skat­ing, bowl­ing or watch­ing a show at the theatre.

Adding that touch of sparkle - Ex­tra ways to en­hance your event Some­times lit­tle changes can make all the dif­fer­ence. You want your event to be en­joy­able, pleas­ant and mem­o­rable for all the right rea­sons.

Or­gan­ise trans­porta­tion - Mak­ing sure peo­ple can get to and from the venue is im­por­tant for en­sur­ing that things run smoothly and the evening is as has­sle-free as pos­si­ble for the guests. Col­lect lo­cal taxi num­bers and de­tails on public trans­port for that night. Put de­tails on one doc­u­ment and print copies out for when guests leave or cir­cu­late them in ad­vance so peo­ple can plan ahead.

All that is left is to get ready for your fes­tive party fun.

Party time

Get­ting or­gan­ised for your fes­tive bash eases the stress

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