Tasked with Planning Your Company's Holiday Work Party? Here are a few quick tips:

  1. Know Your Budget
    1. You cannot plan properly if you don't understand how much money you are able to spend.
    2. Design a Budget Spreadsheet incorporating all the areas that you need to consider during the planning process.
  2. Decide where and when the party will be located.
    1. At your office location or another venue?
    2. If you are booking a venue, does that venue offer services for all your needs, or will you need to hire additional outside vendors?
    3. Are other important events happening in your area on the same date?
    4. Consider parking and easy access for your guests
  3. Come Up with an Agenda for the Evening
    1. Will you have a Cocktail Hour?
    2. Sit down dinner or heavy hors d'oeuvre’s?
    3. Outside entertainment or...will Joe from accounting tell his infamous holiday jokes?
    4. Do you need an outside speaker?
    5. Want to plan games or giveaways?
    6. What type of music will you provide?
  4. Know Your Needs for the Evening
    1. Table sizes?
    2. Name tags or no name tags?
    3. Linens
    4. Décor
    5. Giveaway Prizes
    6. Setup and cleanup
    7. A/V
  5. Hiring an Event Planner is always a good option when given the task to plan your Holiday Work Party! Professionals know how to review contracts, understand the best questions to ask venues and vendors and can suggest the best logistics for planning your event, and you can enjoy the party too!