It’s almost that time of year again! The holidays are quickly approaching and that means it’s time to start planning your office’s employee holiday party!
Your holiday party should celebrate all of the hard work everyone has done throughout the past year, and it’s also an opportunity for people to celebrate the holiday season.
Many offices have a party-planning committee that takes care of handling the different events throughout the year. If you’re on that committee, there are some things you can do to make this year’s employee party the best one that has ever happened! Let’s take a look at a few tips.
Choose a Date
The first thing you need to consider is the date of your party. Not only does the date matter to everyone in the company, but it’s also important for your chosen venue and party rentals company to know when you plan to celebrate. Even if you have a specific date in mind, the people handling the party rentals including tent rentals, linen rentals, and chair rentals might not be able to accommodate you at that time. It’s always a good idea to have a backup date.
Consider throwing your office holiday party after the New Year to get the best possible deal on the venue and party rentals.
Figure Out the Food
One of the best parts of the office holiday party is the food, or at least it should be. The selection can range anywhere from finger foods and appetizers to a full sit-down dinner. It’s a good idea to check to see if anyone has any food allergies prior to booking the food. You also need to make sure you’ve reserved enough tables and table linen rentals so that no one has to worry about standing up to eat.
Decide on the Alcohol Limit
It’s always nice to have an open bar option at a big event like an employee party, as the cost of drinks can quickly add up. However, it’s important to note that since each drink alone can be expensive, the alcohol package may also be expensive. You should plan on each person having two or three drinks during the cocktail party, so base your decision on that and on how many people will be attending.
The office employee holiday party may be one of the most anticipated events of the year, which can put a lot of pressure on those planning it. However, this fun-filled event can be easily planned by following the steps listed above!