Annual Christmas parties can be a headache to plan. You want to ensure that your guest and staff have a good time, and want to keep them talking about the party all year round. There’s a lot of pressure when it comes to planning, as a poorly planned party can be detrimental to your company and even demotivate your staff.
Here are some things to consider and to help you throw an amazing Christmas party; one that your staff will love.
Venue and Decor
Choosing the right venue is crucial in throwing the perfect party. You want a unique venue with character and class and will leave a good impression on the attendees. Your employees have been working hard all year round and a night to dress up and have fun is what they need. A classy venue where your staff can feel elegant is important, and will also capture the attention of your competitors when they see how great your party was in photos.
Choose a venue that is new and different to what your staff is accustomed to. They can visit local restaurants and clubs anytime, so choosing a place that is new is crucial. You can build suspense and excitement among employees leading up to the party. Choosing a good venue that has a package deal that includes all arrangements is important as well, to avoid the burden of stress and responsibility for you.
Decorations can make or break an event. Having a consistent theme for your party or event will make it a memorable night. Paying attention to detail will definitely pay off because it’s pretty much guaranteed that your guest will notice the tiny things which will leave a lasting impression. Making a good first impression is key to throwing a party that your guests won’t forget. Welcome your guests in style from the moment they walk in with a good venue and decor.
Once the task of booking the perfect venue is out of the way, it’s time to think about food and drinks. The choice of food and beverage really depends on the type of party you want to throw. It also depends on whether you are throwing the party in the evening or it is an all-day event. Regardless of your choice, dinner and drinks are a crucial part of your event to ensure that your guests have a good time. It doesn’t have to be a full-on meal and you can get creative with the food choices. Spoil your staff and give them different and unique food choices that will leave them with a happy memory of the night. Make sure that the food is presented in an outstanding way as well.
Have a drink menu that has drinks that are simple and quick to make but impressive. Be sure to also include a variety of unique and fun alcohol-free beverages so that it’s fun for everyone. To leave an even better impression, ensure that your staff doesn’t have to bring out their wallets every time they order by having an open bar. This will make your staff feel appreciated and taken care of.
Now that you have your venue, and you’ve finalized the food and drink menu, you have to think about entertainment. You should have the obvious music and dancing, but what else can you do to bring some fun to your party? Having a photo booth is a great way to get your guest interactive at your party. Fun props and frames will make the photo booth unique and fun and will allow your guest to make lasting memories of that night. Live auctions and raffles are also great ways to entertain your staff and raise money for your favourite charity. Many people love to donate during the holidays. Karaoke is another great way to let your guests have fun and show off their singing skills.
It’s also important to have guests be entertained during dinner as well. A magician or comedian is a great way for attendees to watch and listen while dining and move on to the interactive activities after. Even having a live band or singer can make the time more enjoyable for your staff.
If you’re looking for a great event venue in Toronto, Château Le Jardin Event Venue function hall is the place to go. With over 38,000 sq. ft. of beautifully appointed function space, the event venue provides fine catering services for all types of events, including but not limited to, weddings, anniversaries, conferences, seminars, and holiday parties! They even have event coordinators, highly trained staff, entertainment and decor services to ensure that your party will be what everyone is talking about for a long time. To learn more about the venue, contact Le Jardin here.