Whether you are planning a holiday party, employee appreciation event, or another party to celebrate the achievements of your employees, you do not want to wait until the last minute. If you do, you can run into scheduling issues, not securing the right entertainment, not getting the caterer you wanted and other such issues.
Additionally, you need to be sensitive to your employees’ social commitments outside of work. With little notice, they may already have other plans and commitments they cannot change. To ensure your party or event is successful and long talked about afterward, we encourage you to review these corporate event planning tips.
Tip #1: Decide on a Date and Time
You don’t need to have a venue, vendors, and other aspects of the event planned just yet, but you do need to nail down the date and time. Once you do, you want to notify your employees as soon as possible. It is a good idea to request an RSVP for an accurate headcount when they are bringing along their spouses, children, or significant others.
Tip #2: Retain the Services of a Professional Corporate Event Planner in Toronto
Enlisting the help and taking advantage of the services your event planner offers will help you from becoming stressed and overwhelmed. Planning company parties is what they do, so they can help find the right caterer, entertainment, venue, decorations, decorators, wait staff, and so on.
Tip #3: Choose a Theme for Your Event
Your event should have a theme to fit with whatever you are celebrating. For example, if you are planning a holiday party for your employees, go with a winter wonderland or holiday-inspired theme. Your event planner can also assist in selecting the best theme for your event.
Tip #4: Hire Entertainment
Even if you are planning an awards dinner event, you still want entertainment. You could hire a live band to play soft music in the background while eating, play short tunes in between award announcements, and even get people up and out of their seats onto a dance floor.
Tip #5: Choose the Right Venue
You want to make sure you have plenty of space to accommodate all of your employees and their guests. Conversely, you don’t want a space too big for a smaller event or party. This is another area having a corporate event planner pays off.
Tip #6: Put the Final Touches on Your Company Party or Event
A few weeks before your party or event, confirm with your event planner everything is still on schedule. If any issues need to be addressed, you still have time to resolve those with help from your event planner.
Finally, sit back, relax, and get ready to have a great time hosting your corporate party or event because you had expert help from Debonair Corporate Events. Call us at (647) 822-4607 to start planning your next company party or event today!