Right, let’s get the party started
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
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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.
Getting organised for your festive bash eases the stress