Whether you love it or not, Christmas parties are here to stay. With everyone looking to cut spending whilst trying to motivate the staff, planning your annual festivities can give you a real challenge.
Here are our top tips on how to make the planning as stress-free as possible. But remember, our help is always at hand!
Find out more about the attendees: who they are, what they liked in the past, what time they can join in and when they will have to leave.
Determine and stick to the budget.
Use what's worked in the past, just tweak the details to keep it fresh.
Make sure everyone's diary is clear - send the invitation in advance.
Use the opportunity to network with colleagues you don't normally speak too often to. Build up the relationships!
Act as a host - involve those standing or sitting on their own, make sure everyone is comfortable.
Liaise closely with the venue to make sure that last minute queries are resolved smoothly.
Watch your drink - remember, it's a social event at work.
Write down what worked and what didn't. Get feedback informally. Next year you will have some great tips to help you plan another party.
Event planning companies and Virtual Assistants can do all the running around for you - thus saving your precious time.
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