When it comes to corporate holiday parties, the key to success lies in starting early. You want to initiate plans ahead of time but when should holiday party planning begin? Ideally, you should set out six to eight months in advance to ensure everything runs smoothly. Planning months in advance allows you to secure the best venues, top-notch catering, and entertainment options before they’re all booked. Embarking early means you also have ample time to iron out details and make any necessary adjustments along the way.

Initial planning: April - June

So, how long in advance should you start planning your company holiday party? It might seem early but initial planning for a winter event should kick off six to eight months prior, typically around April to June. During this period, it’s important to focus on securing the major components of your party.

Begin by selecting and booking your venue and catering services as these are often the first to be reserved. Next, secure entertainment to ensure your event is lively and engaging. Finally, plan your decor and activities to create a festive atmosphere that reflects your company’s spirit and culture. Remember to send out invitations so your guests can save the date and look forward to the party.

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The final countdown

The last weeks leading up to your company holiday party is the time to put the finishing touches on your event plan. In these final stages, prioritize confirming all the details and sending out reminders. Solidify all your plans and create backup plans for any last-minute changes. Double-check your confirmations with the party venue, caterers, entertainers and any other vendors involved.

Meticulous attention to detail in the weeks leading up to the event will greatly help in the prevention of any unforeseen issues and allow you to host a memorable and seamless holiday party.

Not sure where to find a stunning venue or delicious catering options? Calabasas Country Club is a premier holiday party venue in Los Angeles, boasting both indoor and outdoor space so you can celebrate in any season. Contact us to book our event space and choose the perfect menu for your company party.

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