3 Tips for Planning a Company Holiday Party
A holiday party is a great way to celebrate all that you have accomplished this year and get employees excited for what is to come. If you’ve been tasked with planning the party, you may be wondering where to start. Or, if you’re an old pro, you may be wondering how you can make this year extra special. Either way, here at NOAH’S Event Venue, we’ve got you covered for your company holiday party! We’ve gathered some tips to make the planning easy for you and the event fun and memorable for everyone involved.
#1 Start Planning Early
There’s nothing worse than a party planned in a rush. Trust me, everyone can tell. It’s wise to start preparing as early as possible. Take a few moments here and there to take a break and do some research (hopefully that’s how you stumbled upon this blog!).
#2 Book an Event Venue
Booking an event venue should be the first step in your company holiday party planning process. Event venues are often booked months in advance, so you should reach out as early as possible in order to get your ideal date. Once you have a venue secured, everything else becomes so much easier!
Why should I hold my corporate party at an event venue?
You may be thinking “we’ve got a big break room, I’m sure we can just squish everyone in there.” Big mistake. There’s nothing that can kill a party atmosphere quicker than trying to shove the entire company inside a small room in the office after hours. It’s cramped, it’s awkward, and it’s uncomfortable. Reserving a dedicated event space will get people much more excited about your celebration.
Additionally, an event venue offers tons of benefits for your company holiday party. Here at NOAH’S, we are event experts. Our event coordinators can bring their vast expertise to help with your celebration at NOAH’S. They will even be on-site to assist as needed during the event. Our beautiful venues don’t need much dressing up to impress employees, but our ceiling decor packages and customizable lighting can put your celebration over the top! At a dedicated space like NOAH’S, you get room to spread out, you won’t have to fight for parking or tables with any other patrons, and you can really enjoy your celebration.
#3 Get Employee Input
Getting input from other people is the best way to make the company holiday party better and make the planning easier on you. Did people love the white elephant exchange from last year? Great! Do it again! Are some employees not too keen on getting up in front of everyone? Maybe that karaoke competition isn’t the best idea. Once you get input from those attending the party, planning will be much easier!
What’s the best way to get input?
We recommend sending out a quick company poll. This way you can find out what people have liked before and if they have any ideas for this year. Another fun idea is to ask for volunteers for a holiday party planning committee. This way you can get even more help by delegating tasks and getting feedback on your ideas.
In summary, utilizing these three easy tips will set you well on your way to planning the best company holiday party ever. Now that you’ve started planning, the next thing to figure out what to do at your party. Don’t worry, here at NOAH’S Event Venue, we’ve got you covered there too with our blog How to Throw a Fun Corporate Holiday Party. Visit NOAHSEventVenue.com to find the closest location to you and let us help you take the next step.