Essex Event Planners say Start Planning Your 2014 Christmas Staff Party Now!

With the summer holidays over, that familiar chill in the mornings and darkness starting to consume the evenings all too quickly, it can only mean one thing … Christmas is on its way, and it’s time to start organising that Christmas staff party!
FINCHINGFIELD, England - Aug. 28, 2014 - PRLog -- Sourcerer Events, Essex event planners, are getting organised for Christmas and ready to help businesses across Essex and London to do the same. They have recently published some helpful advice on planning a Christmas party.

Owner Shelley Morris had this to say, “If you are holding your head in your hands, recalling last year’s Christmas event and how it consumed all your time, we have some useful advice for you to make it much less of a chore this time around. And of course, as professional event planners, we can always help you in a practical sense, in whatever capacity suits you. Have a think about it – there’s still time – well, a little!”

The first thing to do as recommended by Sourcerer Events is set the date. Shelley warns, “You may think dealing with this step further down the line is more logical, once you have decided on the theme and venue. But if you go making bookings before you are aware of what date suits the majority, then you could find yourself facing a dilemma. The festive season is a busy time when it comes to social calendars, so don’t delay and get those potential dates out there to gauge majority preference. Once decided, send a save the date email and note any ‘cannot attends’. Now you have your numbers, even a rough idea, it makes everything so much easier!”

Sourcerer Events ( says the next thing on the list is setting the budget, which will have a bearing on everything that comes next. “Don’t forget to include a contingency to deal with unexpected expenses – they always tend to arise – so don’t spend it all at once!” says Shelley.

Next comes deciding on the party style. And they have some advice for any company trying to rein in costs.

“If you have your heart set on a fancy do, but are trying to stick to a limited budget, think about things like holding the party earlier in the year – November dates will often be less costly than December slots – and consider the day of the week. Parties are more often than not held towards the end of the week or at the weekend. Go for a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday and it’s likely you’ll enjoy cheaper rates. You could even consider a January party instead, a welcome to the New Year – that way you’ve got a little more time - and you will be able to negotiate favourable prices.”

Booking the venue, choosing a theme, organising transport and arranging finishing touches finish the Christmas party planning checklist, which can be read in full here:

Sourcerer Events are professional party planners and events managers covering Essex and London. If you would like assistance in organising your staff Christmas party this year, call 01371811108 or email

Shelley Morris
01371 811108

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