Use our company holiday party planning checklist to mix and match different party elements to design a sparkling holiday party that best suits your team. View it below.
#1 Set A Date
Send a survey to employees with date options
Choose the date with the majority vote
Send a “save the date”
Determine the maximum budget
Rank party elements by priority (entertainment, food, etc.)
Allocate budget based on priority (25% for food, 40% for entertainment, etc.)
Set aside some extra—just in case!
#3 Choose A Type of Party
Activity included (ice skating, lake cruise, game, craft, etc.)
Packaged party (organized by venue or party planner)
Tip: Consider the following: price, space, proximity to work, what is provided and what you will need to provide (furniture, staff, entertainment, equipment, cleanup service, etc.)
Ride-share credit (Lyft, Uber, etc.)
Hire a bus
Have a sign-up sheet for a carpool
Sit-down dinner with servers
Floating appetizers (with wait staff or placed on a table?)
Tip: Watch for allergies!
Just beer and wine
High-energy beats for dancing
A coworker’s awesome Spotify playlist
Time and space for “thank you” speeches
Holiday goody bags
Bounce house for kids
Do you have any tips for holiday parties? Comment below!