September 13, 2016
Stress-Free, Last-Minute Holiday Party Planning
A Simple Checklist
Set A Date
Quickly determine a date that works best for everyone involved. If few can attend, nothing else matters.
Find A Suitable Venue
While a lot of venues may already be booked, don't rule anything out. You may just get in ahead of other last minute planners! Don't rule out having the party right on company premises if necessary.
Food and Drink
If your budget allows for catering, start getting bids and checking availability right away. Don't rule out the possibility of a potluck dinner. Events where everyone brings something can help add to a good company atmosphere.
Find Suitable Entertainment
This is one area you really don't want to cut corners! Fun and professional entertainment can be found in your local area by a simple web search using such terms as "Holiday party entertainment" or "corporate event entertainment." Many of the best entertainers will be booked months in advance during the Holidays, so contact them as soon as possible for best pricing and availability.
Important Tips for Hiring Corporate Holiday or Christmas Party Entertainment
A Good-Looking, Professional Website
One that is easy to navigate and contains good, up-to-date information about how to contact the performer.
Quality Promotional Videos and/or Audio
Look for live video of the entertainer performing before crowds at LIVE events, and not just street performances or one-on-one video clips.
Real Testimonials from REAL Clients
It's best that they have SEVERAL. Quotes with names attached are nice, but prefer videos showing the people themselves at real events.