INFOGRAPHIC: 8 Easy Steps to a Fantastic Work Christmas Event

8 Easy Steps to a Fantastic Work Christmas Event [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Follow this easy guide to planning your corporate Christmas Party / end-of-year celebration to finish the year on a high that everyone will remember.

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1. Event Objectives

Be clear on your goals

  • Celebrate a year of hard work and contributions
  • Acknowledge achievements by company, teams and individuals
  • Motivate staff for the year ahead
  • Promote employee retention
  • Build relationships with key customers/suppliers
  • Other

2. Budget

It’s important to know your ovwerall event budget. Track spend on:

  • Venue hire
  • Entertainment
  • Catering
  • Theming
  • Transport

3. Date

Lock in your event date as soon as possible!

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4. People attending

Track total pax, and segment into:

  • Staff
  • Staff partners
  • Key customers
  • Suppliers

5. Venue

Book ASAP to secure your preferred venue. Checklist:

  • Capacity
  • Easy transport from your workplace
  • Private room or shared space with public
  • Type of food (including special dietary requirements)
  • In-house or outsourced catering
  • Food and beverage costs
  • Alcohol service
  • Atmosphere appropriate for your party

6. Theme

Inject the ‘wow!’ factor with theming. Use decorations, lighting and music to create the right mood.

7. Entertainment

Professional entertainment takes your EOY celebration to the next level. Possibilities:

  • Live music
  • Comedians
  • Dancers
  • Circus performers
  • Roving entertainers

8. Invitations

Include clear details about time, date, venue and transport, and the entertainment and festivities you have in store.


Managing your work Christmas party or EOY celebration may be a daunting prospect. Fitting it on top of everything else is a challenge, not to mention making it a fabulous event to be proud of! Follow these 8 steps and you’ll be on the right track.

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When his school music teacher loaned him a cassette tape (yes, he's that old) of a fusion band, Gav entered the jazz world after years of classical music training. He was lucky enough to play with some of the greatest living jazz musicians and toured key festivals. Then Enhance founder Alison Clarke called on Gav to work on the company's marketing. This led him to his new passion of… marketing! Gav oversees Enhance's marketing initiatives, gets a kick out of connecting with clients and unearthing new talent. Gav still has that cassette tape, so if his music teacher reads this, please get in touch so he can return it.

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