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Top 5 Tips for Planning Your Company’s Holiday Party

December is such a magical time of year, filled with holiday festivities. While many will be planning to celebrate the holidays with their loved ones, keep in mind it’s also a great time to celebrate with your working family. 

You know, those individual that you spend Monday through Friday with? 52 weeks a year? What better way to recognize and applaud your company’s successes, than to throw a party! 

Below are 5 easy, impactful tips to ensuring your company’s holiday bash is not only meaningful, but memorable:

1.     Assemble a Team:  Put together a party-planning team with a few individuals from each department. Allow team members to highlight their strengths and assign roles. This will provide a great team bonding experience with employees who may not get to work together often!

2.     Choose a Theme:  Choosing an overall theme will make the planning process much easier. Consider the diversity of the employees in the workplace, and choose something everyone will enjoy.

3.     Make a Budget:  Whether you have a lot to spend, or little left for the year, it is important to establish an initial budget for your event. Creating a budget can help determine an appropriate menu, party venue, celebration style, and more.

4.     Choose a Venue:  The key to choosing the perfect venue is finding one that will remind employees that the holiday party is a reward, not an obligation! Hotels are often great locations for holiday parties, as they tend to offer multiple ballrooms and a variety of food and alcohols options. Plus, the hotel itself is typically already decorated for the holidays (major cost saver).

5.     Plan Activities:  Nothing is worse than walking into a decorated room with tables full of food…and employees hiding in every possible corner. Having activities, stations, or points of interest around the area that are fun and engaging will get the attendees up and moving! 

Good luck planning your party. We know it will be a HUGE HIT! Terranea wishes you a happy and healthy holiday season and would be honored if you would consider our Los Angeles resort when it comes to throwing your holiday party. To learn more about our event planning department, please call 310-265-2883 or email terraneacatering@destinationhotels.com.


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