As impossible as it may seem, the holidays are fast approaching. Many companies have a holiday bash as a show of appreciation for their employees. However, not all companies get it right. Sometimes no matter how well meaning, the lunchtime potluck just doesn’t quite cut it. Planning the company holiday party can be a daunting task but by following some simple guidelines, you’ll be off to a great start.
The proof is in the planning:
If you want an event to remember, not to mention, worth attending, then you need to be organized and invested in the planning process. This is not the time to press gang some unwilling soul into service on the party committee. It is always a good idea to hire seasoned professionals who have a proven track record in planning corporate events.
Make the event something special:
Pick a theme, set a budget and run with it. The venue, décor and music set the mood for your holiday party. If you pay attention to these details, you can create a one of a kind experience that will make people glad they came instead of obligated to be there. No doubt you work with people of all ages and backgrounds. A quality DJ will realize this and be well equipped to entertain your guests.
Timing is everything:
Once the planning is underway, spread the word. It is never too early to send an invitation. Bear in mind the various work schedules of your colleagues when selecting the time and location of your holiday party. Will the venue be convenient for a majority of the attendees? Anyone with school age children will appreciate as much notice as possible. Never make attendance mandatory and do not charge people to attend. Remember, this is a way for the company to say “thank you” for a job well done.
After all is said and done, your work mates just want to spruce up, go out and have some fun. So move your party out of the break room and into the ball room . With a bit of organization and a lot of imagination you can plan the perfect holiday party this year and in the years to come.
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