Getting ready to plan your company’s yearend function? 2018 is speeding to a close and before you know it we’ll be knee-deep in tinsel and Boney M, so the time is ripe to get everything in order for your business’ annual corporate function. Not sure where to start? No problem – here are a few top tips for hosting a memorable yearend celebration:
Ask the people what they want
Trying to figure out what your colleagues or employees will enjoy? The easy way to find out is to ask the people what they want. A survey is a good way to get the info without blocking out time for a meeting. Use a free online survey tool like this one to get some input regarding themes, destinations, timelines, food, beverages, etc. Once you’ve gathered the information, you’ll have a better idea of the type of event that your colleagues or employees are likely to enjoy.
Get to grips with your budget
Knowing what you can spend on your corporate function is a good way to narrow down your options. If money is no object, you can dream big and start looking into sought-after locations. If there are some constraints, however, you’ll know to keep things a little more streamlined from the start. TOP TIP: If your budget is very tight, spend the bulk on food and music. People need to be fed and you have to turn up the ambience. These are the two most important aspects of any event.
Get a little creative
A corporate function doesn’t always have to be a sit-down affair, or a cocktail do. Depending on the nature of your company and whether you are choosing to include select clients on the guest list, there may be some scope to reimagine your entire approach. How about getting a band, finding an outdoor location and hosting a mini festival with a food truck or two? Or what about enjoying an adventure activity like ziplining with an al fresco lunch afterwards? Give your imagination free reign and see what pops out!
Following these guidelines will pave the way for an enjoyable corporate occasion that ticks all those must-have boxes. For more information on décor rental and event inspiration, feel free to reach out to the Magic Function Hire team. We are happy to provide detailed quotations and provide you with any information you may need to get your event budget signed off by your in-house finance team.