Fall is upon us here in Baltimore, and that means the holidays will be here before we know it. As the weather cools and the leaves begin to fall, many people begin to think about hosting company parties during the holidays. There can be a lot involved in the planning process, and in today’s blog, we’ll review a few tips for planning successful, stress-free holiday parties.
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Planning Successful Parties
We have all been to holiday parties that seemed to fall a little flat in one area or another. Fear not — there is an easy way to ensure your company party goes off without a hitch this season, and we’ve listed a few helpful tips below.
Determine Your Budget
The most important aspect of planning any type of gathering, whether it is personal or business, is determining what your budget is. In terms of holiday parties, it is essential to consider the necessary components of the party. At a minimum, you’ll need to plan for an event venue, decorations, food, and entertainment. By breaking down the evening into these components, it is easier to determine how much you want to budget for each one.
Consider the Mood
While you’re considering your budget, you may also want to consider what kind of tone you want the party to take. Depending on the nature and size of your business, you may opt for a black-tie event, or you may prefer something a little less formal. Your decision here will likely impact other components of your party, including your budget, decor, and entertainment.
Form the Guest List
When you’re planning a holiday party for your business, your guest list might seem obvious at first glance. However, you may also need to consider extending invitations to executives in remote offices, affiliate partners, and other people that play a key role in your business but who may not work in your office. Additionally, if there is anyone you wish to exclude from the party, it is helpful to confirm whether or not you need security services to assist in guest management.
Plan the Menu
An essential part of any successful holiday party is the food and drink that you and your guests will enjoy throughout the duration of the event. To ensure your guests enjoy themselves as much as possible, you may need to consider hiring a caterer, and it may be helpful to plan on a signature drink or dish as a highlight for your guests.
Book the Entertainment
Finally, every good holiday party has some type of entertainment, and this is something that is necessary to consider when you are planning the event. Do you want the entertainment to take place throughout the entirety of the event, or do you prefer a single showcase entertainment part of your evening? Whether it’s music or a magic show, your guests will appreciate being entertained during the party.
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As you’re beginning to formulate plans for your next company holiday party, consider the New Psalmist Retreat & Meeting Center in Baltimore for your event venue. We offer state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment, security, valet parking, and catering for all events hosted on-site. To learn more, or to request a proposal, call us at 888-239-6272 today!