Holiday event planning tips

  • Consider your employees' diversity. A Christmas party may alienate some staff. A holiday party is more inclusive.
  • Think about whether you’re planning a daytime or evening party. For employees with children, arranging child care for an evening event may be an issue. If you plan a party during office hours, however, make sure everyone can attend.
  • Be clear on who is invited. If spouses or children are not included, say so.
  • Plan an event that reflects your culture and casts your company in a positive way. Control the alcohol flow, and take your employees' interests into consideration.
  • Food is a critical consideration. Is it a sit-down dinner or a more casual approach? The time of day – and your budget – will determine your best option.
  • Gather input from others. While committees aren’t the answer to everything be sure to consider the ideas of everyone – not just your boss.
  • Find your sense of space. The location for your event is a critical choice. It depends on a number of factors, including number of guests, time of day, type of service, entertainment needs and more.

The professionals at the Vascore Training & Education Center (VTEC) can help you plan your next memorable event for small groups. Be sure to check out our facility – one of Boston’s newest and most unique event venues. Then start planning your celebration.

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