The holiday season has begun and now is the time where business owners, companies, and corporations start planning and preparing for their holiday parties. It is important to not wait until the last minute, otherwise, you may run into an issue with several of your employees unable to attend due to other holiday commitments.
Step 1 Pick a Date and Time
Even if you do not yet have a venue selected, you need to let your employees know the date and time of the company holiday party. Ask employees to RSVP with a head count for their spouses, partners, and children. If you are noticing a lot of employees are declining, take the time to find out why. If it is because they have another commitment, you may want to consider and alternative date so you have a bigger turn out.
Step 2 Enlist the Services of a Professional Toronto Corporate Event Planner
Retaining the services of an event planner will help you avoid becoming overwhelmed and stressed with all of the finer details that need to be taken care of to make your holiday party the one everyone will be talking about long after. Your event planner has the connections you need, for instance, caterers, entertainers, decorators, photographers, and so on. Rather than having to waste time searching for these vendors, your event planner is pleased to make recommendations and arrange meetings to discuss your needs.
Step 3 Select a Venue
Based upon the number of people attending the event, you should choose a venue able to easily accommodate all of your guests. If you really want the best turnout, choose a location away from the office. Again, your event planner can help provide a list of potential venues where you can hold your holiday party.
Step 4 Select an Entertainer
You will want to have some form of entertainment at your holiday party. You could have a live band playing everyone’s favorite holiday songs, or a DJ spinning tradition and remixed versions of popular holiday tunes. Just remember to choose an entertainer who will listen to your needs and accommodate requests from your guests. Great event entertainers are able to motivate crowds and have them up and on their feet dancing the night away!
TIP: Here at Fusion Events we represent and manage some of the hottest and leading entertainers in the GTA and would be happy to match you with the perfect one for your holiday party!
Step 5 Confirm and Put the Finishing Touches Together
About a week before the holiday party, confirm with your event planner everything is on schedule and there are no last minute things that still need addressed. You or your planner should also follow up with the caterer, entertainer, and other vendors to ensure they, too, are on schedule.
Lastly, sit back, relax and enjoy your successful holiday party! For more information about corporate event planning services for holiday parties and other events throughout the year, please feel free to contact Fusion Events at 416-651-3873 today!