It’s that time again, and you are the chosen one. Responsible for organizing this year’s holiday party. It can be a daunting task depending on the size of the company. Here are 4 simple ways to help guarantee a successful event.
- Add a Fun Activity – Instead of renting a room at a restaurant or banquet hall, look for facilities that offer additional activities for your guests. We are partial to bowling of course, because literally anyone can participate. You don’t need to be an accomplished bowler to have fun, and it’s a great activity for any age group. There are even accessibility options for people with disabilities.
- Look for a Turnkey Package – Make sure the venue you choose for your party offers complete handling of your party from the time you walk in the door, until the time you leave. From decorating to food and bar service to cleaning up, everything should be taken care of for you. If you don’t want to emcee the event yourself, make sure they offer someone with a fun personality to handle that for you as well.
- Insist on Great Communication – Make sure the venue you choose handles the planning of your event in a professional manner. You should have one point of contact once you reach the event coordinator, and this person should clearly communicate pricing, policies and options to you so that there are no surprises.
- Get an Accurate Head Count – This is a very often overlooked task of planning a holiday party. Do not rely on guests to simply show up for the party. Have them sign up and state if they are bringing a guest (if allowed). You will need the most accurate count you can get to eliminate surprises and overpaying on the day of your event.
Accomplishing these four things will make your event run smooth. After all, you are a guest as well and deserve to enjoy the party. Want to throw a holiday party at Pinz? You got it! Visit our group events page on our site to request more info. We have other holiday events we’re hosting this year; keep up with us on our Facebook page for all the details!