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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Planning Your Company Party

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Planning a big company party? Whether it’s a holiday party, a celebration of your company’s growth, or any other type of special occasion, it’s important that you avoid these 5 mistakes when planning your company party.
Mistake #1: Waiting until the last minute to set a date
Waiting too long to set a date for the party creates many problems. First, the longer you wait, the harder it will be to secure a venue that can accommodate all of your guests. And second, the longer you wait, the harder it will be for your employees to clear their schedules so they can attend the party.
The sooner you can start planning your party, the better. You’ll be able to find the ideal venue, and you’ll have enough time to plan all the details that go into throwing a memorable party for your guests.
Mistake #2: Not having a party planning committee
There’s a lot that goes into planning a company party. From securing the venue, to planning the menu, to thinking up fun games and activities, it’s just too much for one person to handle on their own. By creating a party planning committee with your staff, you can have a few people pitch in and make the planning process a little easier. Just be sure your committee isn’t too large, because everyone will have their own opinion, making it hard to get people on the same page.
Mistake #3: Not creating excitement for your party
Let’s face it—most company parties are boring. It can be hard to get employees motivated enough to attend. That’s why it’s important that you really take the time to generate some buzz and get everyone excited about the party.
Mistake #4: Doing the same party every year
Your employees are tired of attending the same party time and time again. This year, do something different to create some excitement. Add some new activities. Create a different theme. Host it at a different venue. There are plenty of things you can do to make your party fresh and fun for everyone.
Mistake #5: Choosing a bad location
Location matters. An interesting, unique location can take your company party from average to amazing. Bocage Plantation proudly hosts all types of events, including company parties and corporate events of all types.

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