We’re stuck in a mid-August heat wave and while you still might be BBQ-ing and breaking out your summer shorts on the weekends, event planners are planning for December.
It’s not too early to begin thinking about planning your office Christmas party, holiday get together, or year-end celebration. Believe it or not, it’s actually peak season.
Here are four reasons the best thing you can do right now is start planning for your team’s holiday party.
Avoid the Stress of the Season
The time to celebrate your holiday get-together lasts for an extremely limited period of just a few short weeks at the end of the year- and everybody seems to have the same idea all at once. You want to have an event everybody will remember but many spaces, talent, and activities are already being booked! Avoid getting last dibs or missing out entirely by being on the early side of planning. Don’t wait and save yourself the stress of an already busy and bustling time of year.- you’ll thank yourself later!
Save Some Money
Booking early doesn’t just mean you get to do what you want, when you want but it also means saving money. By booking early you avoid extra fees. With limited supply and high demand, the closer you get to your time window, the more most companies will charge. Whether to account for stock, shipping delays, or other extra charges that appear around the holidays, the best way to not break the bank is by planning ahead.
Time is the most important resource of all during the holiday season. Not only will vendors’ calendars fill up quickly, so will your guests. Company parties have to compete with family get-togethers, last minute shopping trips, and other local events. If you get ahead of planning, guests can mark their calendars early to avoid double booking themselves with other holiday priorities. Fill up your team’s calendars so they can plan to be there. A full house means a more successful event and a greater opportunity for team bonding so you get the most bang for your buck.
Have a great time!
This may seem obvious but unlike the Hallmark movies want you to believe, holiday magic doesn’t happen overnight. Memorable seasonal get-togethers require creativity and planning. Allow time for creative brainstorming and flawless execution by not leaving details until the last minute to ensure everybody has a wonderful end of the year celebration!