Go out with a bang (in December) or start the year strong (in January)
It's that time of year where summer ends, leaves fall, and before you know it, you're dusting off your winter coats and singing "Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow". Winter waits for no one, especially for those planning a company holiday party, so now is the time to start thinking of the perfect date. The holiday spirit is high in December, making for the ideal month to plan a holiday party, but January has become an increasingly popular month to host post-holiday soirées. To help with your date selection, here is a list of pros for both December and January dates.
DECEMBER 2021 Holiday Parties
Deck the Halls with Holiday Decor
The most wonderful time of the year has its' title for a reason. From the twinkling lights, colorful ribbon, fluffy snow, endless tinsel; holiday décor provides the perfect back drop for team pictures, as well as setting the mood for the holiday season.
Getting Into the Spirit
A party with your coworkers isn't always at the top of the list of things you want to do, but when the holiday spirit is incorporated, it's hard to say no. An ugly sweater contest, gift exchanges, photos with the big man in red, and holiday cookie decorating, are just a few examples of how the holiday theme can come in handy when looking for a higher attendance.
JANUARY 2022 Holiday Parties
Clear Social Calendar
When hosting a holiday party in the busiest time of the year, you’ll find most of your employees having to choose between other commitments, and cross your fingers they choose you. Finding a free weekend in January is much more realistic, and in return creates a better turnout.
Basic Supply & Demand
In December, your employees availability is just as scarce as your favorite venues. January opens up a whole new slew of choices that don’t conflict with any holidays or travel times. Have your pick of the mill, and book your ideal venue AND date after the New Year.
After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, January can be a bit of a letdown. The festivities are done, the gifts are unwrapped, and it’s back to the old grind. Not only can a January event be the perfect corporate pep-rally for the first quarter, but it also helps to add some excitement and fun to the schedule. Give your employees a chance to share stories, and laugh about the holiday stress without being in the middle of it. For an extra boost of morale, incorporate some fun team-building activities to help the team reconnect after a long holiday break.
Whether you choose December or January, the time to start planning is now, and there’s no place like The Belle of Blue Bell for the holidays. Inquire today: email@example.com / 215-616-8500.