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10 Tips for Your Holiday Party

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The thought of planning the company holiday party is, for many, an uncertain and daunting prospect. It often brings a large amount of pressure, numerous deadlines and the stress of wanting to organize a really enjoyable night for the people you work with.

Perhaps it seems a little early to think about the holidays, but if you haven’t already, now is the time to start planning for them – others already have!

Event Services of America is your premier event planning company. We are experts at organizing and executing any and all types of holiday parties; from intimate to extravagant, we bring the same high level of service to each.

#1 – Set The Date
Save the Date – The holiday season is a busy period and schedules fill up fast, so get something penciled in ASAP. To ensure a good turn out, I recommend sending a save the date email to everybody as soon as you’ve settled on one.

*Holiday party with a twist – Some companies organize their party in January to kick start the year and get better value for the money.

#2 – Know Your Budget
The size of your budget will ultimately impact the type of party you’ll have. Event Services of America will work with you throughout the planning process to stay within budget.

#3 – Establish The Type Of Party You’ll Have
There are a variety of holiday parties you can plan, all of which will be influenced by the location, budget, the amount of people attending and how much you wish to be involved in the planning and management of the event.

Our flexible offering of services allows you to be in charge of your event as much as you want. You can choose from our full services to our a la carte services in which you can mix and match where you need us the most.

#4 – Source The Venue
The earlier you book the venue, the better – good venues go fast! Are you looking for something unique? Because of our connections, our clients and fellow event planners have access to our exclusive venues- including an airport hangar, a working ranch, and a multi-acre estate. Imagine the possibilities!

Event Services of America will do the research for you and identify suitable venues that have availability and easy accessibility for guests.

#5 – Impress Your Guests: Theming
The theme is the heartbeat of your event and should be integrated through all aspects of your party.

We have years of experience theming holiday events, from traditional Christmas, vintage, Chicago jazz, winter wonderland, ballroom, film inspired, western, to Santa’s workshop.

#6 – Make Them Happy: The Food
We’ll consult with caterers and help you plan the menu for the event, incorporating the theme where possible. We’ll help you choose how you would like the food to be served, e.g. appetizers placed on tables, canapés served by wait staff, a buffet or sit down meal with full service.

#7 – Make Some Noise: Music
Whether you want a DJ and dance floor, strolling minstrels or a sophisticated quartet, our entertainment connections can help you get exactly what you’re looking for. Remember, the best musicians book early, so call us today to get started.

And what about entertainment? Here are a few popular ideas we can source for you: comedian, juggler, table magician, casino tables, cocktail making, wine tasting, caricaturist, dancers, after dinner speakers, cabaret act, stilt walkers, lookalikes, contortionists, fun games, impersonators or a firework show.

#8 – Take It Up a Notch
Sometimes little things can make all the difference.

Hire a photographer – we can book a photographer for you so you’ll have visual reminders of the event. Photographs can be used in company newsletters, in marketing materials and shared around the office.

Goody bags – we can order things like chocolates and wine with your company logo.

#9 – Organize Transportation
We can book coach transportation to and from your venue if needed and can also arrange for car service to be on hand for guests who may have had too much holiday “cheer”.

#10 – Invite Guests
Your invitation sets the tone for the holiday party, so let our experts help you design and order them for you.

We Plan for Your Success.

If researching these steps sounds like a lot of hassle to you, please contact Event Services of America today and we will do all of the legwork for you – all you need to do is select the best option. We are well-networked and able to offer the finest vendors, venues and creative minds.

From our creative services for themes, photography and décor, to logistics like choosing venues and booking transportation, let us show you why Event Services of America is your best choice.

Our flexible offering of services allows you to be in charge of your event as much or as little as you want.

Holidays are stressful enough, so this year let Event Services of America take some of that stress off your plate. Give us a call today at 480-315-9783 for a complimentary consultation.

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