Believe it or not, the holidays are not too far away, which means you need to get started on your holiday event planning. So, hop on board while we give you important tips for planning the perfect holiday Florida corporate event.
First and foremost, you need to determine your budget. Keeping within your allotted event planning budget is vital to your event, plus it will help you figure out answers to some easier questions, such as the type of event you will have. Companies with larger budgets can afford to have an evening party where spouses of employees can attend the event. If you are on a tighter budget, consider a luncheon during office hours to control attendance and keep within your budget.
Choosing a date and time is next on the list. Typically, most Florida corporate events are planned on the 2nd or 3rd week of December, allowing you ample time to plan without getting into the hustle and bustle of peak holiday craziness.
Once you have a date and time, you can choose your guests. This will depend on the type of event that you plan, but if you are planning an evening party, be clear on whether significant others are invited to attend. Most employers invite all of their employees, unless the parties are broken up into smaller departments, depending on the company’s size.
Now you need to choose a vendor and a caterer. This is vitally important as many places book up soon then you might anticipate. If you can get your venue and catering company locked down by mid-October, that should give you plenty of time to send out invitations, plan your theme, and select entertainment.
Don’t forget to set an agenda or determine if you will hire a corporate event planner. If you have room in your budget, hire an event planner as they can make sure the details of your event are taken care of while you enjoy your time at the company event.
Most importantly, have fun. Florida corporate events during the holidays are a great way to team build with employees and have a fun and relaxing time with everyone from the company. If you are in need of a Florida corporate event planner, contact Fun Planners, where we bring the fun! 407-955-4949.