14 Nov TOP TIPS FOR THROWING THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS EVENT
1 See it as a staff reward
The Christmas party is seen as an ideal setting to thank, reward and motivate staff. We are seeing more immersive events, as participation breaks down barriers between staff and management. However, the overall feel is to invest well but not too lavishly.
2 Carefully consider the venuE
Do choose the right venue. Think about what works best for your team. Will they be impressed by the swankiest venue in town? Or worried about how they find the place and get home afterwards? Whatever you decide, a free bar or drinks tokens will go down well with the guests, as well as the best entertainment you can afford.
3 Consider combining events
One of the biggest changes in recent years is companies combining events to manage their costs better. Instead of three events per year, they’ve scaled down to two, with the Christmas party often doubling up as the annual staff party.
4 SMALL EVENTS can be just as impressive
Events are getting smaller. Chief executives are opting for two small cocktail parties each year rather than one large sit-down party. The smaller events can be less formal, and the catering can make the best of simple canapé ingredients.
5 Don’t forget the entertainment
Never scrimp on the entertainment. It’s at the heart of a great party and guests will talk about a fabulous DJ or amazing party band for weeks.