Planning your works Christmas party

The task of planning your works Christmas party can seem like a daunting task as you will want everything to run smoothly and provide a great party for your staff members and colleagues. The key to running a successful event is to be organised. The Christmas season is a very busy period which sees venues fully booked quickly.

The first thing you will need to do is set the date. Many people will make other commitments for social events around Christmas so it is always advisable to send a save the date as soon as September/October. You should ask for a response with your save the date to see if they will be able to attend – it will be handy to know how many people will attend.

The next step will be to book the venue. Most companies will have a budget for your party so it is always a good idea to shop around and find the best offering for your budget. After you have booked your venue, they should provide you with a menu choice for all staff members. Circulate this so you can provide the venue with your food choices.

After all this initial planning is done and dusted you will then need to decide on a theme, organise speeches, games and book entertainment.