Holiday parties – regardless of who they’re being organized for – take a lot of effort, planning, and careful coordination.
To make things a little easier, we rounded up a list of tips and answers to consider to help make your next holiday party the best one yet!
The Early Bird Gets the Worm When it Comes to Holiday Party Planning
It might seem a bit early to be thinking about holiday party planning, but the truth is, the end of the year is not so far away. As summer wraps up, more and more people will be thinking about the holidays and even what the next year will look like.
Planning your event well ahead of time can give you an advantage, ensuring that your desired date, time, and activity are all available. Some activity or event providers work in small teams with limited staff. If you’re looking to support a minority-owned business enterprise (MBE) as part of your diversity, equity, and inclusion priorities, their capacity might be limited.
Plus, being early can literally pay off! Some event providers might be able to discuss “early bird” discounts if they know they can count on your business well ahead of time.
Virtual Holiday Parties: A More Inclusive Option
While many of us are back to the office, there is still a proportion of people continuing to work virtually as part of our “new normal.” In fact, a 2020 study from Growmotely showed that 74% of professionals and entrepreneurs expect remote work in some capacity to become the standard.
Scheduling a virtual holiday party is another way to ensure that when the big day rolls around, you won’t have to cancel or reschedule to meet local restrictions or guidelines. But pandemic aside, there are still lots of moving pieces required to pull off a successful holiday event – especially if you’re thinking about hosting in-person. When you choose to offer an event to attendees virtually, a lot of those related headaches and hassles genuinely disappear.
Virtual holiday parties increase the opportunity for people who couldn’t attend or wouldn’t feel comfortable attending otherwise, whether due to vacation conflicts, specific accommodation requirements, or other considerations.
Effortless (And Fun!) For All Attendees
If you’re typically the one in charge of planning your company’s holiday event, you’ll know it takes a lot of effort to ensure things run smoothly. It can be a lot to take on, and for those organizing, it can be more worrisome than fun. By the time it’s all over, you’re exhausted and might even feel like you didn’t get a chance to enjoy yourself.
Party or event organizers are just as much a part of the team as everyone else, and should have the same opportunity to participate, connect, and celebrate! Working with a third-party provider can take a weight off your shoulders. Leaving your event in the hands of an expert means you can hold a successful event for your organization while reaping the benefits, too.
Virtual Holiday Parties with Think Quick Events
At Think Quick Events, you’ll find holiday-themed activities that offer the same great teambuilding outcomes as our other roster of virtual activities.
Think Quick Events leans into the holiday spirit, with puzzles and activity themes that are designed to celebrate multicultural holidays or the season in general. With enough time, events can even be customized further to reflect your specific organization, making it a more unique and memorable experience for all.
Although the overall goal is to have fun and celebrate a year of hard work, attendees will still benefit from a unique approach to team building that encourages collaboration, team trust, and bonding.
Book Your Virtual Holiday Party Today!
Ready to kick off your holiday party planning with Think Quick Events? Reach out to our team today and we’ll help get you started!