Holiday Event Planning Tips

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We’ve all heard the phrase, “behind every successful holiday event is a dedicated event planner” before, right? Okay, maybe you haven’t heard it, nonetheless, it still rings true. Planning an engaging and memorable holiday event is no easy task. However, if the planning is done properly the results will prove to be rewarding.  

Holiday events provide companies the opportunity to express gratitude to employees for their hard-work, support, and accomplishments over the past year. On top of that, it’s a great way for for everyone in the organization to get to know each other better and form a sense of community. The overall contributions holiday events have on employee morale are innumerable.

Here are a few tips on how to organize a holiday event:

Establish budget

Your budget plays a significant role in planning any event. It determines how much money is allocated to the venue, cost of food and drinks, decor, and much more.

Save the date

Remember, the date you select must correspond with the availability of your chosen venue.  The final decision on a date should also be adjusted according to the company holiday schedule. You want to ensure you get the best possible guest attendance.

Theme

A theme is not a necessity, however, unforgettable events most often than not possess a unique and consistent theme. Using a theme can assist with designing your invitations decorations, drink ideas, and even food.

Menu

It is always best to offer a menu that all guests can enjoy. Food is one of the key factors of a successful event. If the menuchoices are pooror not diverse enough, this could lead to disaster. Try to refrainfrom serving heavy meals. Instead, stick with foodsguests can easily pick up and travel around the venue with.

Support

We get so caught up in planning our events that we often neglect how we’re going to support the event once it begins. Help relieve some of the “during event” stress and run around by ensuring there will be an adequate amount of support staff. Support staff can handle any number of functions including valet, serving food, coat check, and bartending. Be sure to inquire whether or not the venue will provide  you with support staff before booking.