How to Plan the Best Off-site Company Holiday Party
Posted on: November 18, 2016

As the year comes to a close, there is no better way to thank your employees than throwing a fabulous holiday party with the Hampshire House. The holiday season is always hectic with long shopping lists, family gatherings, and work so let us help you plan your annual corporate holiday party with these great tips and details.

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The earlier that you can book a big corporate holiday party like this the better. We would recommend that you start planning your holiday party 4-5 weeks in advance of the event date. Keep in mind that with the busy holiday season, prestigious venues fill up quickly so you’ll want to make sure that you have a solid plan in place. Here are the five biggest details that you should be planning to make sure that your company holiday party goes off without a hitch:

Food – Probably the second most important thing other than the venue is the food and beverages that you plan to serve at your event. You’ll want to make sure that you have a good estimate of how many attendees that there will be accounting for additional plus ones. You will want to make sure that there are ample food and beverage options and be sure to take into account any special dietary restrictions that anyone in your party might have. At the Hampshire House we offer a full, distinctive menu from hors d’oeuvres to lasting memory desserts. Some highlights from our menu include the creamy lobster macaroni and cheese, melt-in-your-mouth tuna tartar with mango and avocado, and decadent, homemade chocolate truffles.

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Program – All great company parties typically follow some sort of schedule that is best outlined in a passed out program to make sure that all of the events such as an award ceremony or seated dinner get their due time. Within the program be sure to describe the desired attire for the event so that no one is confused on what to wear on the day of the event.

Prizes – The holiday season is a time to celebrate those members of your team that worked hard all year. In addition to any monetary incentives that the company might be handing out to some of its exemplary employees think of some other little gifts that will add that extra personal touch. To keep the whole group involved, consider holding a special raffle for a desirable prize.

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Favors – As a thankyou gift for all of those that attended the holiday bash favors are always a phenomenal idea. These favors can be small and not cost a lot, but they will definitely help your guests leave with a smile.

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Planning your company’s holiday party this year? Let Hampshire House help take all the stress away with the help of our distinguished event planners. Contact us at the Hampshire House by phone at 617-227-9600 or via email at events@hampshirehouse.com

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