Are you in charge of managing your organisation's annual Christmas Party? We're certain you're well up for dazzling and wow-ing your colleagues and management with yet another successful crimbo event.
Although we're only just heading into summer, now is the optimal time to start planning and getting your booking secured (before someone else nabs your preferred venue and date)!
Here are a handful of top tips from team Asemblr for kick-starting your festive corporate party plans.
1. Set defined goals
Have a clear objective on what you want to achieve with your function before you start planning. What is the tone of the event and overall budget? Who is going to own the event and who are the stakeholders and decision makers. The answers to these key questions will have a huge impact in the decision making timeline, your venue, date and overall theme.
2. Firm up your venue shortlist
Once your goals are set, start exploring venue options. We recommend heading over to Asemblr.com to start your search and from there refine your location and dates. Establish important must-haves: should the venue be exclusively yours, it it easy to get to transport wise, does the venue offer flexibility in menu choices, welcome drinks and themes?
3. Confirm date availability
This obviously goes hand-in-hand with shortlisting your venues above, especially when you're searching on Asemblr.com. The three Thursdays before Christmas are always the most popular dates for corporate functions, so do bear this in mind when venue shortlisting to avoid being disappointed. Have at least 3 venue choices as back-up options until your deposit is paid and booking confirmed by the venue.
4. Decide on a theme
Once your venue has been booked you can fine-tune your decor ideas. Perhaps your venue was been booked based on a theme already, but even so it’s still a good idea to have a bit of sparkle of sorts. If you choose a more elaborate theme it should always enhance your company’s personality and brand image. But ultimately be aware of the limitations - whether they be budgetary or audience-based. It needs to be appropriate and it needs to be within budget.
Once the above 4 considerations are taken into account your bases are officially covered for a fabulous end of year do. Some event organisers like to send out a save-the-date in July to really maximise attendance, but it’s up to you to decide how you roll-out the all important invitations and finer details.
Ready to start searching? Having total control of your event from start to finish - and all in one place - is now finally possible. Book your 2018 Christmas function using Asemblr.com now.
Or perhaps you need something just a little bit more special or unique? Our concierge service is on standby to help you plan your never-to-be-forgotten Christmas party.