Your in charge of planning the office holiday party..now what? You want a good facility or decorate the office in a festive mood. You want good food that the majority will enjoy and entertainment that makes co-workers smile like in the photo to the left. The challenge is most companies want the same dates (Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturday evenings in Dec.) Unfortunately, if you come to the table later in the game, the prime locations and entertainment is unavailable.
Start planning your company party in September or sooner to find a great restaurant or banquet facility. If you find one everyone loves book it immediately after this year’s party. Same applies to entertainment; a good comedian, band, or illusionist is in demand for those prime nights!
Do some searches on the internet for all 3 items, food/location and entertainment. If you are planning the party at a resturant the food is already taken care of other than you might want to make sure there are a few options for different taste buds.
Location wise decide if your company wants a new chic place that everyone is buzzing about…in that case start reserving in Spring; i.e. March of the year you are in charge. If it’s a banquet facility, check on available dates and then maybe a poll on how many co-workers can make one of the dates available and run with the most popular date.
It is tough to get good entertainment too due to only 9 prime dates in Dec. typically each year. Larger budgets might even allow for all 3 entertainment types; a band for dancing, an illusionist to wow everyone during the cocktail hour(s) and a comedian before the band goes on.
Again this all comes down to planning early so you can have options and the best choices to make your company’s party something your fellow workers are still talking about at the water coolers the following week!
For more ideas, or to check my availability for your office holiday party visit: www.http://corporatemagician.com/events/holiday-parties/