Last Minute Corporate Christmas Party Checklist
Procrastinating the planning of your workplace holiday party? You aren’t alone! The happiest time of the year can soon become the most stressful time of the year as we try and coordinate not only our family and friend events, but corporate ones as well. It’s not to late to put together an event your employees will remember. Follow this last minute corporate Christmas party checklist to ensure a good time for you and your employees to celebrate the success of your business over the past year.
Corporate Holiday Checklist:
- Decide the type of party you’ll be having: This will strongly depend on two things; the size of your company and the size of your budget. Choose beforehand whether you want something casual, or a fancier event. Whether you’ll hold the event at the office, or take your employees out. These factors will determine a large part the type of party.
- Determine the budget: Don’t go crazy, determine how much you are wanting to spend and stick with that budget. Balance your budget between food, prizes, venue, entertainment, and anything else you’d like to include.
- Get a head count: Not every employee may be able to make the holiday party. Get a head count beforehand of who will be there so you can adequately plan. In addition to this, determine if you are going to allow employees to invite a plus one, or if the event will be strictly for employees.
- Location, location, location: Choose a location for your party, somewhere that can house everybody. The venue will in part be determined by what you want to do for the employees. If you’re looking for something small and intimate, take that into account. Are you doing dinner? Investing in entertainment? Go-Karting? These are all things to consider before choosing the venue.
- Plan the food: Are you going to have your event catered? Inviting employees to participate in a pot luck? Both of these options need to be planned somewhat in advance, reserving the caterer or giving employees enough time to prepare their dish. If you haven’t already, now is the time to figure out the food for your event.
- Decor and table settings: Decor while often overlooked is an important part of any holiday party. Don’t overlook this essential, but invest in the right decorations. Depending on where you hold the event, it may be up to you to bring the holiday feel to the venue, especially if your party is held at your office.
- The Essentials: While some venues may provide tables, chairs, linens, bars, and flatware, not all do. Whether your party is at the office or at another location, be sure to plan for these essential items. Once you have a good count of who will be there, determine how many tables, chairs, and other essentials you’ll need to accommodate your group.
If you haven’t already planned your corporate holiday event, start today! Let All Out Event Rental help guide your party to success. Call us today to start planning your event: 801-683-0011