Company Holiday Party Planning 101

5 Tips for Planning a Successful Corporate Event The company holiday party is a tradition across America; and these corporate events can range from fun gatherings that no one wants to leave to an awkward party that can lead to plenty of social stiffness. There is a certain skill involved in planning a fun, company holiday party, but the process isn’t magic. Here are 5 tips and tricks for a successful party that will boost morale and leave everyone in good spirits: Arrange a game. Introverts and shy coworkers often find holiday parties to be absolutely torturous. A fun game can help to break the ice and get people talking and interacting with one another. Have a white elephant gift exchange or, if you’re really adventurous, a game of pictionary. Play some music. No party is complete without music, and while your coworkers may not want to dance with each other (a la NBC’s The Office), playing some tunes provides some background ambiance for the party and can lighten the mood. Hire good catering. A corporate catering company can provide great food for your party and alleviate the stress of preparing a...

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Holiday Party Hosting Tips

Throw The Best Holiday Party in 5 Steps You need corporate catering to assist with a holiday party for your office or organization. But you’re worried about how to host the event in a way that will satisfy everyone’s needs, keep the event on budget, avoid fights or fussiness over food choices, and, ideally, let you get through everything with relatively little stress.   Here are 5 tips to make your event catering situation simple, low stress and cost-effective.   1. Assemble a guest list of people who should get along well.  If you’re throwing a business event, your guest list might be constrained, but you can still take positive action. Seat people with like-minded interests together, or organize the event to prevent people from getting bored. 2. Outsource and delegate. Share responsibilities with your coworkers. For instance, maybe one colleague could be in charge of songs and speeches; another person could handle RSVPs; and so forth. You might also consider working with a party catering company, like Handheld Catering (we operate in San Jose, Silicon Valley and Palo Alto). If you’re going to work with outside vendors, find people who’ve worked on similar types of parties before and who have familiarity with the region and with local subcontractors. 3. Plan...

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