On the other hand, if you plan a business event or party carefully and well in advance, you can really create a memorable event. Which will be remembered for a long time. That’s why we’ve prepared the following tips to help and guide you through this process. Follow them and you’ll stand every chance of covering all the details, from food and location to the atmosphere.
Choosing a theme
If you have been given the theme for your next business party, you have one of the most important decisions made for you. However, should you be in charge of selecting a theme, things can get a bit more complicated. When making this choice, you need to consider the diversity of the employees in the workplace and their preferences.
Not everyone is a big fan of Christmas-themed parties, but they might enjoy a costume party. A 1970s-themed party can be a real success. People will surely try to show up wearing the most ridiculous outfits, at least from the perspective of
Create a team
It’s too much work for one person to organize a business party and gathering a team of colleagues who can help is of great importance. Every workplace has employees who would be happy to help out and you’re likely to find their input invaluable. Play to their strengths and ask them which tasks they would be most comfortable with and assign them one or two
accordingly. Even if you work for a small company, multiple event planners will allow the event to be the result of several perspectives and everyone’s workload will be more manageable. Ideally, you should look for volunteers who are eager to help and have organizational skills.
It’s vital that you choose a venue that is appropriate for the occasion. Selecting a place that is too big will create a feeling that there aren’t enough people present while opting for a space that is too small will make everyone uncomfortable. So, take into account the number of people you expect and make sure everyone replies to the invitation. That way you’ll know exactly how many people will be there and how big space you need. If you already know where the party will be held and can’t change the venue, you need to be careful not to invite too many people.
Depending on the type of your business party. You’re going to need various professionals to step in and provide products or services needed for the party. No party can ever be successful without great food and a wide range of drinks available. Contact recommended catering companies in the area and see what they can offer. Also, if you’re going to have a band or DJ at the party, make sure you arrange the right lights and sound system. Needless to say, you should only hire someone you’ve already heard perform or who has been strongly recommended by a trusted person. Experimenting with someone completely new can be too risky and may ruin the whole experience.
One of the most important things is to work with a budget that is sufficient for the purpose of the party. Also, make sure you don’t spend more than you need. Your first step is to plan carefully and list all the things that need to be paid for. Once you’ve done that, estimate the costs and make sure you have all the relevant and correct information about the costs. Also, monitor your expenditure carefully during the preparation process in order to be sure you’ll have sufficient funds for everything you need or want.
If you work at a large enterprise, it’s impossible to know what everyone or even most of your colleagues like. It might be a good idea to interview them about their taste in music, food, and drinks, for example. You may create a short questionnaire that wouldn’t take long to complete and ask people what kind of things they would enjoy having at the party. It goes without saying that you can’t fulfil everyone’s hopes and wishes, but you need to make an effort to cater to the needs of the majority at least.
Add something new
Many companies throw parties that are always the same. This inevitably leads to boredom and people eventually start making up excuses to skip such events. If you don’t want that to happen to you at the party you’re in charge of. You’d better think of some activities that have never been organized by your company. If you wish, you may keep it a secret until the party or announce it beforehand in order to attract more people.
However, you need to be careful to choose activities that most, if not all, people would like to take part in. There is no point in choosing something that only a few can enjoy, while others are bored. If you are short of ideas, look for inspiration among your colleagues. Talk to them and run some ideas by them to see how they respond. Alternatively, you can do an online search for ideas.
Throwing a great business party requires a lot of preparation and work, but the benefits of a successful one are great. People have a great time. Bonds between co-workers get stronger and the feeling of belonging to a team is strengthened. After all, everyone deserves a break from working hard and your colleagues will surely appreciate your effort.