4 BIG Reasons to Throw Your Company Holiday Party in January (or February or…)
Not only is it possible to plan a fantastic post-holiday office party, but there are some very compelling reasons to schedule your company holiday party after the holidays.
Company Holiday Party
Drum roll please. We’re calling out the old myth that a company holiday HAS to be scheduled during the holiday season to be a success. That’s right: not only is it possible to plan a fantastic post-holiday office party, but there are some very compelling reasons to schedule your company holiday party in January (or February or…).
The biggest reason: everyone’s not so busy!
It’s no secret that the holidays are hectic for everyone, both personally and professionally. It’s really easy for even the most social butterfly to become burned out from all the shopping, professional obligations, and events that come with the holiday season. Holding a party after the holiday fun has died down can move your company holiday party from the “I wish I could” category to the “I can!”
After the holidays is considered “off-peak” season.
Because the calendars of many venues and vendors around the holiday season tend to be full, the months after the holiday season are considered off-peak months. With more open dates comes a financial incentive: many vendors and venues give you discounts or incentives if you use their locations and services during the off-peak season.
You may have more venue and vendor options.
With fewer events held between January and March, more venues (and venue dates) are available for after-holiday company parties. Book your venue carefully; the right venue for your company holiday party checks off all the boxes: location, size, accommodations for vendors, atmosphere, and budget. Contact potential venues to find out if they meet your criteria and book accordingly for company holiday party success. Once your date is set and venue booked, you’ll probably find that it’s easier to hire your favorite premiere caterer, décor vendor, entertainer, and all the other vendors you need as well.
There are still plenty of holiday party ideas perfect for “after holiday” parties.
Even with the holiday displays removed from the stores, there are still plenty of ideas for a festive after holiday party. Holiday parties like hot cocoa bars, cranberry touches, winter wonderland décor, and international holiday flair can still be incorporated into your holiday party without looking like you’re forcing the holiday spirit. If you need more inspiration, don’t be afraid to ask the professionals for company holiday party ideas as you plan a memorable, festive post-holiday celebration.