Christmas parties are a great way to get time off from the norms of work and get together with friends, family, and colleagues. Planning and coordinating of Christmas parties can sometimes come with immense stress and pressure. It is advised that you give yourself at least a month of planning so that your Christmas party can be successful.
Choose a date and time
Christmas is one of the busiest seasons of the year, and having a party during this period needs careful planning. Pick a date that is convenient and best suits your guests. For example, holding a party a day before Christmas may inconvenience many of your guests as people tend to travel out of town to be with friends and family during this time. Weekends are the best time to hold the party as many of your guests may not be going to work the following day.
Location of the party
Venue of the party is one of the biggest factors to consider when planning a Christmas party. Working on the location before even picking the venue is very important and will save on time. The site of the party should be convenient for most of your guests. When looking for a location consider transport links to the area be it public or private means. If the location cannot be easily accessed then, the attendance will be affected. Location can also affect on how late your guests will stay.
Food and Drinks on the menu
The menu for the party can also be very important. Depending on your budget for the party, you can choose to go for a simple menu, or you can opt for a more substantial menu. When you are choosing your menu you have to consider dietary concerns. You must consider the likelihood of vegetarians attending your party. There should be a wide variety of drinks on the menu to accommodate all your guests.
Send out Invites
Once you are done with setting the date, time, and venue, you can now send out invites to the guests. They can be sent via mail or email. The invites should clearly depict the date, time and venue of the party. They should also contain the RSVP to ensure that you get a clear picture of the number of guests that will attend. If you decide there will be gifts exchange, it should be indicated on the invite.