December can be very stressful for anyone trying to organise a corporate event or festive get together. Planning events can take a lot of time and trying to meet everyone’s needs can sometimes seem impossible. However, with email and video conferencing the norm, Christmas is the only time of year when everyone actually gets together, so it’s an ideal time to present key messages, enjoy each other’s company or undertake some vital team building.
A Christmas party or a team building exercise can seem like a mammoth task to organise with everything else leading up to Christmas, so perhaps think about using a corporate event organiser. They can plan your Christmas event and team building exercise to make sure you provide a memorable experience for your guests.
Team building can be fun and the party usually goes a lot better after some intense activity, giving you all something to talk about. You may want to choose from unique ideas such as paintballing, go-carting or clay pigeon shooting and then end the day with your Christmas party.
The first thing to consider before you begin planning your event is the budget. You will then need to allocate the budget accordingly for the venue, food and drink and the decorations.
The next important factor you will need to consider before the invitations go out will be the venue; it’s also an advantage to have an idea of the number of potential attendee’s, as subsequently this may have an impact on the venue you choose. Venues get booked up fairly quickly for December, so it’s a good idea to get in there early and secure your venue and chosen date.
Other things to consider when planning your Christmas event include:
- Designing the invitations and compiling the guest list
- Deciding whether there will be a theme
- What kind of food will you serve; will it be a sit down meal or just a buffet?
- Do you need a full service caterer to provide staff and to serve alcohol?
- Where will you get equipment or decorations from?
All these are vital considerations for your event, but they take a lot of thought and planning for it to be a success on the day.
Employing a corporate event organiser means they will take care of every detail for you, ensuring your event is stress free and enjoyable for you and your guests.
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