Planning Corporate Events For Christmas – Your Step-By-Step Guide For Success
At la di da, we have years of experience planning corporate Christmas party events. With a huge selection of event spaces, we are the best choice in Melbourne for Christmas events of all types.If you’re looking for Christmas party ideas, or wondering how to find the best Christmas party venues, we’re here to help. Check out this step-by-step list for planning an office Christmas party!
- Determine The Number Of Guests
First things first, think about how many guests you’ll have. A good starting point is to take the number of people in your office and multiply it by 2, so that everyone can bring at least one “Plus One” guest to the party.
- Decide On Your Budget
Next, you want to make sure you have a budget for the party. Talk to management, the company president, or whoever is in charge of the checkbook – and see how much they’re willing to spend per guest. This will help you narrow down venues, food, and other such details.
- Be Inclusive – Make It A “Holiday Party”
Sure, everyone loves an office Christmas party. But it’s nice for corporate events to be inclusive. So we recommend making your event a “holiday” or “winter” party. Even if just about everyone in your office celebrates Christmas, those who don’t will appreciate this gesture.
- Set A Date
It’s best to start planning your event several months in advance, so that you can pick a date that works for everyone’s schedule. It’s usually best to pick a date that’s in advance of Christmas by several weeks, so that travel and vacations don’t interfere with attendance.
- Find The Right Venue
Finding the right venue can be tricky. But with la di da, it doesn’t have to be! We have a variety of rooms for rent. From smaller gatherings, to corporate bashes that require our entire building to be rented out, we can do it all.
- Get Catering, Drinks, Entertainment, And A DJ
If you’re planning your event on your own, you’ll have to work out details such as:
- Drinks and bar options
- Catering and food
- DJ and audio equipment
- Event staff
That’s another great benefit of having your corporate events at la di da. We can work out all of these details for you, and all of our event venues are already set up with DJ equipment, sound systems, bars, and catering equipment. When you work with us, you won’t have to sweat the small stuff.
- Choose A Theme And Decorate
A wintry theme is always a good choice! At la di da, we have a variety of decorations available for you to use, or you can bring your own! It’s your choice.
- Set A Dress Code
A dress code is a great idea, to make sure everyone is on the same page when attending. Do you want this to be a more formal dinner with suits and dresses recommended? Business casual? Want to hold an “ugly sweater” party? It’s all up to you! Pick what seems like the best option for your office.
- Book A Photographer Or Photo Booth
Nobody will want to forget this night, so hire a photographer (or get a photo booth) so that your employees can have photos to remember your holiday party. They’re sure to love these photos, and share them everywhere on social media.
Let la di da Help You Plan Your Event!
If you’re having trouble dealing with the whole event planning process yourself, la di da can help. We can help you through every step of planning your office Christmas party. Contact us now to get started, and learn more about Christmas Party Packages. Give us a call today on 03 9670 7680 or fill out the form below and we will get back to you shortly.