We’ve still got another month left of summer but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start thinking about December. If you are planning to host an office Christmas party, holiday get together, or year-end celebration of sorts, now is the perfect time to get a head start on your planning. While it may seem like the office Christmas party is months away, the holidays creep up on us rather quickly and we all know how busy that time of year can be. If you get a jump start on your party planning, it will pay off a few months from now. Here are just a few of the advantages of planning your party early.
You Get Best Choice of Venues
Many companies throw holiday parties, which means popular venues book up fast. The earlier you start planning, the more options you will have in selecting a venue. You won’t find yourself stressed out at the last minute trying to find a party location. Instead, you can carefully consider your options and select a venue that offers the convenience and amenities that you want.
You Are More Likely to Get Your Preferred Date
One thing that is on everyone’s short list during the holidays is time. There are only so many days leading up to Christmas and even fewer weekend dates to choose from. Friday and Saturday nights are going to book up fast, so planning ahead can help you secure your preferred date. If you wait closer to the holidays, there’s a good chance you will be throwing your party in the middle of the work week.
You Can Secure Your Entertainment
If you are planning to hire a band, DJ, or some other form of live entertainment you will need to book them well in advance. Availability is limited for these entertainment vendors and their weekends are already busy. The weekends leading up to the holidays are even busier so you will definitely want to reserve your entertainment early.
You Give Employees Plenty of Advance Notice
When you have all of the details nailed down early, you can notify your employees well in advance. People’s calendars fill up quickly during this time of year so employees will appreciate the advance notice. It will give them plenty of time to reserve babysitters and make other arrangements and you are more likely to get a better turnout.
You Will Be Less Stressed
Holiday parties are supposed to fun and something to look forward to, not something to stress out about. The sooner you start planning, the less stressed you will be when the holidays approach. You will save yourself time and the hassle of making all of those last minute phone calls. Get the planning out the way early so you can enjoy your company party and the entire holiday season.