Book Your Christmas Party for Early December
A lot of you are probably wondering, “It is too late to start planning for Christmas!” well from experience, we have learnt that it is never too early to start preparing for Christmas 2016. In fact, the earlier the better. Waiting for the last minute to start planning your Christmas party brings with it disappointments and stressful schedules.
Now that the issue of preparing early is over and dealt with, next we tackle the critical issue of choosing a Christmas party date. Should you hold the party early or late December?
Here are our top five reasons why you should book your Christmas party for early December.
1. Ample of time available
This year, the month of December has five Saturdays and Fridays. Three of these five Saturday and Fridays come before the official Christmas day. This suggests that there is more time for a party before December 25th than after December 25th. You will want to consider this while planning the date.
2. You get to have the first choice on events and entertainers!
Holding the party early means that you will be booking the party early too. You get the first choice of the venues and entertainment joints you choose. December especially mid-December is a very popular month in the entertainment industry. Venues and entertainers are always fully booked meaning that if you wait for too long, you might end up holding your party in your local pub or a parking garage somewhere. When you book early, you get to enjoy the best facilities and service.
3. Pick the date you want
The longer you wait, the more likely that you will miss out on the date you want. You will likely get the venue is already booked for that specific date or you get that there’s another party that your guests are scheduled to attend. So the earlier you place your party, the more flexible you are in choosing the date. Venues book out faster as you approach Christmas, so the earlier you book the more likely that you will get the venue you desire. You don’t want to have a party on a Monday. Do you?
4. Guaranteed party turn out
Most people like to hold their parties before or on Christmas. Days leading to Christmas are normal chockfull with events; travelling, shopping, family activities and other parties. If you pick a date in the first weeks of December, before the invited guest have a chance to fill up their pre-Christmas calendars, you have a better chance of getting a decent turnout than if you schedule your party on Christmas or the days leading to Christmas. For this to be possible, you will need to plan early and send out invitations early enough so that people can include your party in their pre-Christmas calendar
5. A Money Saver
Christmas parties are expensive affairs. However, you don’t need to break the bank to make it happen. Throwing an amazing party on a budget is possible if you organize it for early December and book your venue and entertainer early. Last minute Christmas parties always come with premium rates because demand is always higher than supply. Needless to say, drinks, food, venues, entertainment are all discounted for early birds.
Words of wisdom
A Christmas party in early December is the deal. On top of the above mentioned reasons, having an early Christmas party means that your guests will be loaded with cash and thus you can expect to get more gifts than during Christmas. From experience, we know that this comes in handy in cases when you want the guests to contribute towards the party or towards a separate course. You should start planning your 2016 Christmas party today!
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