Enjoy the Spirit of the Season
The job of planning the company Christmas party can often seem something of an unwelcome and scary prospect. You are not alone if that’s how you are feeling about it, as the time constraints and pressure of wanting to organise something that all your colleagues will enjoy can make it a stressful ordeal. This seemingly thankless task is often dumped on people with little previous knowledge of organising large-scale events so here are few tips:
*Visualize the event:
When planning any event it is crucial that you get a clear picture of how you want things to work on the night, that way you can be prepared for all eventualities.
Take some time out and visualise each stage of the event from a guest’s point of view. Picture how you see the party unfolding, ensuring that you haven’t left anything out, and note down all the timings as this will form the basis of your itinerary. Make sure you allow guests plenty of time to leave work and get ready for the party, build in time for late arrivals and plan plenty of time for all the food courses to be served.
Find out when suppliers need access to the venue and confirm these times with your contact at the venue.
* Organize transportation
Making sure people can get to and from the venue is important for ensuring that things run smoothly and the evening is as hassle-free as possible for the guests.
Enjoy the spirit of the season.