5 Steps to Plan the Perfect Company Holiday Party

woman pouring glasses of champagne at company holiday party

The holidays are quickly approaching, and with them comes the excitement of company parties. They build team spirit and show appreciation to employees while creating lasting memories. However, while a lot of fun, the planning and preparation can be a challenging task. In this blog, we’ll show you how to plan a successful company holiday party. Here are five essential steps!

Establish a Budget 

Start your planning by listing all the elements you’ll need to pay for. These include the venue, catering, decorations, entertainment, and party favors. Determine the maximum amount you’re willing to spend on each item. This will help you make informed decisions and avoid overspending.

If you have limited funds, prioritization is key. You might need to decide whether decorations are more crucial than promotional swag. You should also consider looking for an all-inclusive venue to simplify the process and save money.

Select a Venue

When choosing a venue, don’t forget to think about the number of attendees, the location, and its layout. Conveniently located in downtown Frederick, Union Mills Public House is an ideal and breathtaking venue for a celebration everyone will remember. Our space allows for a variety of themes. With a picturesque location offering easy access for guests coming from around the Washington metro area, this is truly the perfect spot for hosting a spectacular office holiday party.

Choose a Theme

Having a theme is a fun way to give your event an extra bit of personality. It should reflect the holiday spirit and the values of your organization. This helps create a cohesive and captivating environment for your party.

Whatever you select, be sure it resonates with your employees and guests. Whether it’s a winter wonderland, a retro holiday, or a tropical paradise, it should make everyone excited. Having the decorations, table settings, and favors align with your theme creates an appealing party setting. Remember, at Union Mills Public House we have the space to gladly accommodate a vast variety of themes designed to bring your party to life.

Arrange Catering and Entertainment

Catering and entertainment are two essential aspects of any company holiday party. When crafting the menu, consider the dietary preferences and restrictions of your guests. Whether it’s a buffet, a formal dinner, or a mix of both, you’ll want to have something for everyone to enjoy.

Be sure to tailor entertainment to your audience. Whether you have live music, a DJ, or interactive games, choose activities that will keep your guests happy. 

Union Mills Public House makes this process easy with our preferred vendors to handle all of your catering and entertainment needs. You can have a cake made by Hive Cake Shop or Sage Cakery. You’ll also want to check out the entertainment options which include District DJ, Showtime Sound, and many others.  

Once your catering and entertainment choices are made, we have decorators, florists, photographers, videographers, and other services available to make your event planning effortless. 

Communicate and Coordinate

Effective communication is essential for a successful turnout. Once the details are in place, it’s time to send out invitations and wait for RSVPs. Encourage your guests to respond promptly. This will allow you to make necessary adjustments and finalize your plans.

Meticulously coordinate the event so everything goes off without a hitch. Assign responsibilities to team members or enlist the help of event planning professionals. A well-organized event reduces your stress and allows everyone to relax and have a good time.

Union Mills Public House values communication, and we’ll work tirelessly to ensure our clients are always well-informed with regard to any venue-specific event details.

Here’s to an Unforgettable Company Holiday Party

Company holiday parties are an excellent way to celebrate and connect with your team. Thoughtfully plan your event for a celebration your employees and guests will cherish. Remember, Union Mills Public House is here to offer guidance, support, and a perfect venue for your celebration. For assistance, information, or to book your event, contact us today.