This time of year is big for parties and none are more important than planning your own holiday party. Whether it is for personal or professional reasons, there are a few steps that you want to take into consideration when planning an event during this time of the year.
Consideration of others
When planning holiday events for friends and coworkers it is important to take into consideration the backgrounds of those involved. This is especially important if you are planning a corporate event. It is very easy to accidentally offend someone during this time of year so make it a point to include as much as you can into one event. As you can see, many organizations are turning towards hosting “holiday parties” instead of Christmas parties to ensure that they don’t step on the toes of those in attendance. The same should be done with your event.
The Secret of Secret Santa
The “Secret Santa” game is a popular activity that many groups use during holiday parties. When people select names to buy gifts for it is a great way to get to know your coworkers and build camaraderie. However, it’s important to avoid those who may be wanting to spend more money than others to buy the perfect gift. To avoid this problem, set a spending limit such as $20 to make sure that the quality of the gift is similar across the board. Plus, this also forces people to think creatively with the ideas for their gifts.
Timing your party
With so many events going on at this time of the year it becomes very difficult for people to make it out to every party in which they are invited to. With that in mind, it’s best to not only plan your event early, but also inform everyone well ahead of time to make sure that your event is put on their schedule first. Also, use a RSVP system to make sure that you can get an accurate headcount of everyone that will be in attendance.
The holiday season is a big time of the year for events and can bring everyone together. We at Party Sticklers can help you plan your perfect holiday party. Check out our website and contact us for more information about how we can help!