December signifies more than just the end of the year. It is a festive season for celebration and thanksgiving. As for businesses, it is time to close the books, reflect on the year’s performance and set new goals for the following year. The best time to have an end-of-the-year party is in December. After a long year of hard work, your team deserves to blow off some steam and be appreciated for helping your business grow. Here’s how to go about throwing a small party this Christmas for your team.
Running a business requires constant financial awareness. Just because the year is over does not mean you should stop caring. As a small business owner, consult with your accountant to come up with a reasonable budget for a small off-site party. Put into consideration the number of extra people being invited if there is a plus one option.
Pick a Date & Location
To avoid any mix-ups and conflicts, plan to have the part within the first two weeks of December. Most families have Christmas plans towards the third and fourth weeks of December. Once a suitable date is selected, begin immediately to look for a location. Early booking not only saves you money but it also saves you the stress of making last-minute arrangements. From the comfort of your office, you may review over 17000 venues on VenueFinder. VenueFinder is UK’s largest venue database. You can refine your search based on city, theme, budget, party size, and so much more. In a county town such as Northampton, there are over a dozen party venues. Some of the best party venues Northampton boasts include the Aviator Hotel which also has a meeting room in case you intend to hold a short meeting before the party, The Guildhall which is considered to be Northampton’s best-kept secret, and the 17th century Highgate House. Book in advance and have a backup location just in case.
Plan on Games
Turn your party into a fun event by playing games. Games have a way of bringing people together and taking away the awkwardness that may exist between employees and management. Some simple games to play are a guessing game, a dance battle, a drinking game, and a role-playing game.
Hire the essentials
Depending on the location, you may need to hire a DJ, a decorator, a caterer, ushers, or a valet. With VenueFinder, you can find all the information available on each venue before booking. Although, most of the best venues come with an all-inclusive party package to save you a lot of planning time.
Taking your team away from the office to have fun for a few hours is something everyone will look forward to. As a small business, you can keep it small and budget accordingly. Choose a convenient date before Christmas and a lovely venue that comes with a complete party package. And more importantly, don’t forget to have fun.