Are you planning on having an unforgettable Holiday Party?
Let The Crystal Ballroom help make your next corporate holiday party a smashing success!
The days may still be hot but what’s even hotter right now are the dates being booked for holiday parties. Now’s the time to secure the venue for your party, but what about the other aspects of planning? When should you book? Who should you invite?
We have put together a few important questions to ask before planning and a few suggestions for how to approach them! Begin with the end in mind. A corporate holiday party is a great opportunity to hang out informally with coworkers/management but more importantly, it is the perfect opportunity to reflect on the past year’s accomplishments and to thank employees and celebrate a good year and a job well done. Inviting your clients and/or industry partners to your corporate holiday party can also be a great way to build deeper relationships for the coming year. Entering into the planning process with this in mind will determine whether you need to put together gift bags or schedule a thank you speech into the event timeline.
What is the best day of the week to have my corporate holiday party?
This depends on the type of company and what days your employees work. Fridays and Saturdays are most popular in the corporate world. Planning your corporate holiday party on a Wednesday night or Thursday night is a great way to save money since venues tend to have lower rates during the week. This might also make it easier for your clients and partners to attend since the weekends around the holidays fill up quickly.
How close to the holiday season should I book the venue?
Again, this depends on the type of business. It is most common to celebrate up until the last Saturday before December 24th. However, because that is most common, planning your holiday party after the New Year is a great way to keep the fun going, toast the coming year’s business success, and save on venue cost. The first quarter is a fairly slow season for the entertaining industry and incentives for creating continued business after the holiday season are very common. This makes it a GREAT time to have a party!
Should there be a style or theme?
A theme is optional but if you decide on a theme, remembers to be sensitive to your employees and guests’ religious beliefs by keeping your event “holiday-neutral”. Make your corporate holiday party about coming together to celebrate a job well done. With that being said I hope this was helpful enough on planning a corporate holiday party. Allow us to give you a hand here at The Crystal Ballroom and create a stress free event for you and your company. Check out our website for more details and information at www.crystalballroomorlando.com or contact us via phone and set up a tour with our event specialist at 407-681-2710