How to Throw a Great Office Party
Planning a work-related event that needs to impress your clients and your boss? Here are three aspects of your upcoming soiree that you don’t want to miss out on.
If you want to impress your company or your clients, the first thing you need to do is find a venue appropriate to the event. A quick Google search can be beneficial to help you find out what’s out there, but for a big event, you’re going to want to visit the venue in person and make sure it’s all it was cracked up to be on the internet. If you don’t have a venue planned, or you are planning an outdoor event that you simply cannot let get rained out, Semi permanent tent structures might be a great option for you. These impressive structures can help to give the wow factor you’re looking for, while providing a safe environment for your event.
There’s really only two reasons busy people come to these kinds of events: networking and free food. While no one wants to admit it, having a five-star meal on the company card is just one of the pleasures of life. If you want your event to stand out, you’re going to have to get the food catered by a reliable company that does not have a reputation for food poisoning or bad service. Keep the food appropriate both to the event and to your audience, and your clients will be looking forward to next year’s party.
Even though many business people can be left to themselves, providing some sort of entertainment is key. Considering your audience can help you to decide whether it’s better to hire a string quartet, a jazz band, or possibly even a corporate comedian. Be creative, but try not to be tacky.
Planning a networking event doesn’t have to be difficult. If you know your audience and create a memorable experience, you’re sure to impress the bigwigs.