It’s Christmas in July! Even though we are in the middle of summer, it’s never too early to start planning your holiday party. Whether you are looking at a Christmas party for your company, organization, or family at home, the office, or an outside venue, here are four tips to help you get motivated to plan the best holiday party for your guests. And with time to spare, you can save money, time, and holiday stress!
The best way to keep focused and stay organized is to create a list of everything you need, and have that list posted somewhere where it can be easily seen. Some items on your list would include decorations, presents, games, food and drink, entertainment, guest list, and venue. Even though we are 5 months away from Christmas Day, dates and entertainment options in December fill up fast and the holidays will be here before you know it. And the more organized you are and the more things you can check off your list the less stressed you will be come Fall.
One way to really make your holiday event fun and unique is to rent a photobooth. Photobooths are a memorable way for your guests to come out of their shell, have fun, and help spread the word about your company or organization. Most photobooths have the option of sharing your photo instantly to social media and allow you to have photos printed with a customized border that your guests can take home as a souvenir. If you’re on a budget – create your own photobooth! Holiday wrapping paper is a fun, simple and cost-effective backdrop that can be easily taped to any wall. Props can be found at the dollar store or your local party store.
Social media is a quick, easy, and cost-effective way to invite people to your event, and create excitement during your event. You can create a public or private Facebook event for free and invite your friends, see who is coming, and have a place for discussion. Facebook will also remember them of when the event is approaching so they won’t forget! Once at the event, you can check in to the event on Facebook and use a hashtag that is unique to your event for branding and for tagging photos to revisit after the event. You can also create a unique Snapchat filter or lens that your guests can use while attending the party. It’s quick and easy to create, takes no graphic design skills, and costs as little as $5! Here’s 3 simple steps for creating a Snapchat filter.
Most holiday parties are held at someone’s home, and some organizations have their parties at the office. One of the biggest undertakings when doing this is handling the food. Who is bringing what? Will there be enough food? Is the food going to be good? Who is setting up and cleaning up? Hiring a catering service like The Pinnacle eliminates of all of those questions and can provide your company or family with a delicious meal and professional service. And the best part is you leave the set up and clean up to us, so you can spend more time enjoying the holiday and less time stressed about being a wonderful host!