7 Steps to a Successful Corporate Christmas Party

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Corporate Christmas PartyPlanning a Corporate Christmas Party

If you’re the one in charge of planning a large corporate Christmas  party you may be experiencing some stress. And rightfully so! This can be incredibly difficult if you don’t plan carefully.

Here’s a list you can follow step-by-step to ensure that your party is a smash hit.

1. Don’t delay! You might be saying to yourself, “But it’s three weeks away! I don’t need to start yet!” But, you do. Getting a jump on plans is important because you will forget things and things will not always go as planned. However, if you start early you’ll have a sufficient amount of time to handle any issues that arise.
2. Stay organized. Make a list of all the tasks you need to complete ,such as finding out how many people you need to have food for, who the caterer is, when the dinner will be held and what your budget is. This will help you keep track of all the things that you’ll need to get done.
3. Don’t be afraid to delegate. If you are in a time crunch or you just want some weight off your shoulders, ask a colleague for their help. We all know one hour of work for ten people is easier than ten hours of work for one.
4. Find a venue. Now that you’ve got most things straightened out you or someone you have appointed will need to find a venue that fits all your needs. Consider things like the theme of your dinner party, the vibe you are going for, the capacity you need, facilities required, proximity to your guests, etc.
5. Find a caterer. For most people, food is almost always one of the most important things at a party. Decide if you’ll be having a sit down meal or more casual finger food and consider choosing a type of food that everyone will like.
6. Make a playlist. Every good party has some sort of music. Whether it’s for dancing or just background music, it’s important that something is always playing to help set the mood. You may even consider hiring a DJ.
7. Consider the little things. Will you need to have invitations, security, microphones for speeches, transportation, or a photographer? Try to think of all the little things as much as you can. Nothing is worse than a party with great drinks but no cups.

If you follow this list carefully you should be able to set-up a pretty spectacular corporate party. Just remember to start early, stay organized, delegate, and consider all of the small things so you don’t find yourself up at night worrying!

The Boulevardroom is the ideal location for a small corporate Christmas party. It is a single event venue which can host 50 to 100 people with a dance floor. The in house catering team can create food menus which will suit your budget. There are many decor incentives which the venue offers. Parking is free and vehicles can be left over night, if your guests are unable to drive safely. It is one of the best  unique event venues Toronto has to offer.


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