You plan to beat the rush yearly and schedule your holiday party while the best dates and planning options are available. Then back-to-school events happen, fall activities clog the schedule, and before you know it, you’re looking at the worst party options.
So how can you avoid making everyone in the company hate the date for the holiday party and want to skip it?
Book it now.
When Should I Start Planning a Holiday Party?
The holiday season can be hectic for most people, so planning your company part early takes the stress of planning off you during the holidays and allows your employees to prepare for family celebrations, holiday trips, and last-minute shopping.
- The absolute best reason to book your company holiday party now is that planning will improve turnout, and you, as the party planner, will look great, organized, and do the right thing for everyone.
Few things are more irritating to employees than finding out at the last minute that they are expected to be at an after-hours company function with little to no lead time. When you book your company holiday party now, you show that you respect your employees’ time.
This is especially important if you have employees who like to travel during the holidays. Airfare is skyrocketing, so employees want to book their travel plans as early as possible. But attending the company Christmas party is also a good career move. So the last thing your employees want to do is miss the party so they can be at Grandma’s house or wait to book their trip when flights are the least available and most expensive.
- The second most important reason to book your company holiday party now is for options! The earlier you book, the more time you have to plan every detail to ensure it’s precisely the party that will do your business proud. Also, maybe you want to avoid labeling it as a “Christmas party” to choose more inclusive options, or perhaps you realized that scheduling between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve is tough on your employees.
When you book your party now, you have options. Maybe you want a fall harvest celebration instead of a winter holiday party, or a company Halloween party would provide all the cheer of a company Christmas party without the stress of the end-of-year holidays. And, who can resist wearing a mask? Maybe a “Friendsgiving” vibe would be more appropriate for your company. Whatever style or theme for a holiday party your company prefers, Skyline can accommodate it, and the earlier you book your holiday party, the more options you have.
- The third most important reason to book your company holiday party now is that it’s fiscally intelligent. Booking early is always wise, so locking in your pricing for a company holiday party now is good sense.
Being the boss helps your overall bottom line without making you look like Scrooge McDuck. It shows your employer that you have her best financial interests at heart if you aren’t the boss.
As an added benefit, when you plan early, you make employees happier. The ones who wouldn’t miss the party for the world have time to plan their outfits, book a babysitter, and add the company party to many holiday events. If you invite clients to your holiday party, letting them know early improves the number of RSVPs.
Celebrate the Holidays with Skyline
To make your boss even more impressed with your party planning abilities, call the Skyline Princess today to book your event and have our professional party planners make you look even more fabulous.