How to Throw an Unforgettable
Holiday Party for the Whole Office

1. Start With the Venue

Hosting a holiday party is a great way to boost morale around the office. It can also show your team how much you appreciate their hard work all year long. If you’re unsure how to go about planning the affair, from finding the perfect to finalizing the menu, start with the tips below.

The event venue is going to determine everything from the date and time to the alcohol policy and catering options. While hosting the party at the office might initially seem simpler, the preparation can quickly become overwhelming. You’ll have to decorate, supply the food, and rearrange the furniture. You’ll also have to break down everything and clean up once everyone goes home. In most cases, having the party off-site is far easier, and it can end up being comparable cost-wise, especially if you opt for an all-inclusive package that features decoration, catering, and clean-up.

2. Send Personalized Invitations

The month of September is a time of transformation. We quickly sneak in our last good-byes to those long, summer days and transition into welcoming the gorgeous comforts of Fall. When it comes to food, our palates also change. Instead of craving the light, cool flavors that pair perfectly with the hot months, we long for something warmer and heartier. This makes it the perfect season for celebrating with a little more class and sophistication. Consider Z Catering, in Gilbert, AZ, as your local, luxury caterer. With refined service, combined with our superior menu choices, our elite team knows how to lavish you and your guests with a high-class experience from beginning to end.

Once you’ve finalized the party’s details, invite all the employees personally, so they’re more inclined to attend. You can still hang posters in the breakroom and send out a mass email, but you should also slip a postcard into everyone’s inbox. In addition to stating the essentials, this card should include a dress code and any parameters for a company gift exchange. If you’ll be serving a sit-down dinner, be sure to include RSVP instructions, as well, so you can take everyone’s orders. 

3. Include Entertainment

No holiday party is complete without entertainment. This might include a DJ, a karaoke machine, and a gift exchange to keep everyone engaged throughout the evening. Additionally, since the party will take place at the end of the year, consider having the company’s leaders give speeches in which they recognize everyone’s biggest contributions to the bottom line.

If you’re planning your company’s office holiday party, The Cottage Wedding Venue will be happy to host. Located in historic Gilbert, AZ, this full-service event venue offers all-inclusive packages to streamline the planning process. From corporate events to bat mitzvahs, they can help bring your ideas for an event to life. To schedule a tour and start planning your company’s party, reach out online or call (480) 747-0756.