It’s just been announced that we’re at the start of a heatwave – so why are we already talking to you about Christmas Party planning you may ask?
Well, we’re six months into 2018, and we’re all having appraisals, following strategic plans, talking about 2019 budgets, so it’s a good time to consider how we can leverage on these. The Christmas party is a feel-good event that brings team members together, and what better way to use this excellent opportunity to formally recognise the success of individuals or a team by holding an awards ceremony to reflect on the year and recognise and celebrate the hard work of your team and make them feel valued. Award giving creates a buzz and employees and teams feel appreciated and are likely to continue working with enthusiasm.
Choosing a theme can really help bring life to your awards ceremony. One idea is to hold an Oscar-themed awards ceremony. Have a gala dinner to complement your awards night and make it a black tie event – everyone has a better night when they can get dressed to impress by wearing a DJ or glamorous party frock. Having a theme helps guests with what to wear, gives you great opportunities to tie in entertainment and good opportunities for photos too.
Decor, lighting, AV
Get creative with the decor and lighting, add some sparkle to create the perfect atmosphere and tie everything in with the theme. You don’t need to blow your budget to create a classy and memorable event, but you will need to put aside a decent part of it for your audio-visual requirements. Good AV is key to a successful and seamless event so you will want to make sure that you understand your AV quote and are clear about what elements are a priority and those that you can do without.
An awards ceremony is a celebratory occasion and the entertainment is what most of your guests will be looking forward to, and it will also help you deliver your event theme. Some ideas to consider are: a professional speaker to host your event and create more buzz, live music, magicians, other roving performers, DJs and casinos. And don’t forget that food is also a great way to create an experience for your guests and can be made a key part of your Christmas party. There really is no limit to what type of Christmas entertainment you can choose.
Getting your Christmas party right can really help with morale, ensure employee loyalty for the year ahead, and can play a big part in shaping the entire culture of your company. Having an awards ceremony as part of this annual event is a perfect way to honour your employees, celebrate your collective success and make it an event to remember.
With Yes Entertainment, you can pick and mix from our products and bespoke services, from the entertainment and theming to AV production and full event management. We pride ourselves on being an extension of your team and will work with you to meet all your requirements and deliver an exceptional event within the right budget. If you would like to discuss your event with us, you can get in touch by email us or give us a call 0845 890 8525.
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