The most effective way to plan a successful festive party is to first understand the goal behind the event.
1. Are you using this as a motivational event
2. Do you want to hand out awards to employees in recognition of performance
3. Do you want to say thank you to everyone and Celebrate.
When you know what your goal is it will help you get started and organize things into place.
The top key initiatives to begin with are;
1. Set a preliminary budget
2. Select the location for the Festive Party
3. Select the menu for the Festive Party
4. Select the entertainment, decor, gifts and if necessary the awards
Remember to consider the time and location, it should be a place that is suitable to everyone. Is it close to public transportation, is parking included, do they have over night accommodations? Wether your hosting a cocktail party, a buffet, or a sit down meal it is easier to have a theme which sets the tone of the event and gives you a starting point when selecting your menu, entertainment and decor.
Knowing your budget will determine how much you can spend on food, entertainment, room rental, decorations and other items you may wish to purchase.
When you find a location suitable make sure you discuss room rental costs and what is included in those fees. Do they provide security for your event? Do they provide bar tenders? Do they provide linens, plates, napkins and silverware? Do they have in-house Dj’s? Do they have any festive decorations? Take advantage of everything they offer for free to help with your budget.
As you get closer to your date it’s a good idea to make a critical path list, tracking all the details big and small. Make sure you have covered all the time-sensitive details and double check your list to make sure you have not forgotten anything.
When you make the organizational experts at the Old Mill Toronto an integral part of your planning team, you can be confident that together, we will accomplish your every objective for a successful Festive Party.