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Benefits of planning your Christmas party early

04 Oct 2022, 18:17 GMT+10

While summer may be in full swing, it's never too early to begin thinking about your Christmas party. We take a look at some of the great benefits of planning your Christmas party early.

People will have plenty of time to respond

During the 2020 and 2021 festive periods, concerns about Covid-19 kept many people from coming together to celebrate their successes. This year, with no restrictions in place, planning early means that you can give people a lot of time to decide what their comfort level is so you can get a good idea of numbers. This will help you decide whether you want to have a hybrid or in-person event.

You won't have to settle

Leaving Christmas party planning until the last minute can leave you having to settle for less than you want. Popular venues and activities book up early, so it can be easy to miss out. Planning now will allow you to book exactly what you would like to do.

There may be cost savings

It's no secret that parties can add up when it comes to cost - no matter how low-key you keep them. If you want to really spoil your staff this festive season, booking your party early can sometimes lead to cost savings. Early bird bookings are available for those who secure dates ahead of time, and as more people book, these offers are likely to vanish. Not only that, but prices skyrocket during peak booking season, so you may end up paying more for less.

It isn't as stressful

Perhaps one of the best benefits of booking your Christmas party early is that it isn't as stressful for the organiser. Scrambling to get an accurate idea of numbers, a date that suits everyone, and finding somewhere to accommodate you during November won't leave much space for fun and excitement. When you can take your time with each element of your party, you are more likely to enjoy a smooth-running celebration when December rolls around.

Everyone can contribute

There are so many Christmas party ideas for work that it can get overwhelming. Whether you are hoping to have a full-blown activity day or a more traditional dinner and drinks, by planning your party with plenty of notice you can get a feel for what everyone is interested in doing. This can be done with polls, through a social committee, or even in an informal email suggestion format. That way, you can make sure that as many people as possible have a say.

Getting into the Christmas spirit while the sun shines might feel strange, but with so many incredible benefits to planning ahead, you will be able to truly enjoy your party when the festive season arrives!

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