How to Plan for Corporate Events

Planning corporate events can be a daunting task. It’s a time to put your best foot forward and get a good impression for your business. This is why every detail should be planned meticulously. If you’re planning a party for your company, these tips should help.

What’s the point?

Why are you throwing a party? Is it a chance to bond with employees and staff members? If this is the case, you’re likely to have a more casual part, to make everyone feel more comfortable. Perhaps you’re looking to make connections with other people in your industry. In this case, you want something more appropriate for the occasion.

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Prepare for food and drinks.

A lot of event planners underestimate the need for food and drinks at company parties aside from the expected party entertainments. What they don’t realise is that good food can put everybody in a positive mood. Don’t let your guests go hungry! Consider the following:

• Do you want a sit-down dinner or a simple buffet? Sit-down dinners are best for more formal events. Waiters will come to each table to serve and clear the plates for each course. This brings an air of luxury to the party but will also incur more costs. Buffets are best for casual dining. Waiters assist guests with their food at every station. This is easier, as you don’t need more staff. However, you’ll have less portion control options.

• Will you serve alcohol? Night parties usually have bars where guests can order drinks. However, only do this if it’s appropriate for the occasion. If the event is for a lecture or a scholarly discussion, you might want to hold back on the alcohol.

• Do your guests have any food restrictions? Allergies are very serious. In severe cases, they can cause a life or death situation for the individual. Before planning the menu make sure you ask your guests about any allergies. Others might simply have food aversions or religious restrictions.

Once you have your menu planned out, you can check now for the best venue. Remember that the location must be large enough to fit all your guests.