Saying the word Christmas in August is a bit like swearing but the reality is that it really is only a few months away and if you have found yourself left with he unenviable task of organising the staff Christmas party you will already be planning what to do. Here are a few tips to help you along the way.
- Work out what your budget is early on and whether this is a party that is going to purely subsidised by the company or whether staff are going to be asked to make a donation towards their drinks and food etc. Knowing what you have to spend will help you cross off those ideas that are going to be too expensive right from the start.
- The sooner you can pick a date the better. Not only do venues, caters and entertainment providers get booked up incredibly quickly for events around Christmas, but the staff will also be thinking about their plans for the holiday season. You should really be planning at least two months in advance and it is a good idea to send out a save the date invitation as early as possible so that people can plan it into their Christmas season festivities. Make sure you carefully think about the day that you are going to be holding your party. If you are planning an event that will run into late evening with drinks available, it is probably not a good idea to hold this on a Monday night when your staff have a whole weeks’ worth of work ahead of them. Perhaps look at holding it on a Thursday or Friday night instead.
- Think about your food and drink. If you don’t want to be left trying to cook a hundred sausage rolls yourself then having your food catered would be the best idea and instead of buying bottles of winning and stressing yourself out trying to get the drinks that everyone likes why not look into Gloucestershire mobile bar hire companies and have the drinks all sorted for you. The bar staff of a good Gloucestershire mobile bar hire firm will add an extra bit of class and even entertainment to your night.
- Don’t forget the music and activities. Christmas is a great time for having some fun with your work colleagues Whether this is a secret Santa style gift giving or perhaps you have everyone dress up in a festive manner. A quick google search and you can find a whole host of ideas.
Try and have fun in the planning of your Christmas party, it will all be worth it in the end.