Here Comes The Sun - And Christmas!

Anyone who has ever had to organise an office party knows that it’s never too soon to start planning. It may be the middle of summer to everyone else but it pays to plan your Christmas party while everyone else is still sunbathing.
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May 15, 2012 - PRLog -- As you splash on the sunscreen, squeeze into last year’s swimsuit and pose in your new sunglasses don’t forget to start planning to office Christmas party!

There are some organisations and individuals who are so organised they book the venue a year in advance but unless you are one of those who plans that far ahead the arrival of summer should be your memory jogger.

According to the experts it is never too early to start planning your festive celebrations – the best venues get booked up quickly. If you are planning a celebration in London for example, the first thing to do is Google halls for hire in Croydon and check out availability. If you have ever been thwarted in your attempts to book THE venue on behalf of your colleagues in the office because you left it too late you’ll know it doesn’t make you popular.

Some companies and organisations need a larger venue while for a small office soirée the relaxed and more cosy atmosphere of a restaurant may be just the thing. Check out the packages on offer - every venue plans months in advance so they will be ready for your enquiry. Don’t be afraid to ask them to tweak the offer – if you want an upgrade on the crackers but don’t want the in-house DJ make that clear from the start. Get everything in writing including the price. Give approximate numbers and agree a date for the final figure.

Ask if your group will have the place to yourself or if you’re sharing with a party of undertakers (who are very nice people, of course!).

When you contact the venue have everything at hand and make sure you have consulted everyone about their choice of food, drink and entertainment. A simple round-robin email giving your colleagues 24 hours to register their preferences is the best way to tackle this – if you give them a week they will take a month!

Set the dress code, start and finish times and the rules about exchanging gifts; are you going to have a Secret Santa with a £10 maximum for everyone or forget the austerity drive and let the partygoers spend what they want?

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