If the responsibility of planning the company holiday party falls on you this year, go ahead and get in the spirit. (Yes, even though it’s July.) By November, you’ll be the company hero, thanks to saving the hassles, time, and money of booking something last-minute—as everyone else will.
If you must, fire up a holiday playlist to get that Christmas in July feeling and start the planning. Because there’s plenty of time left to research options, you can encourage the company to shake things up for a change and host an event everyone can look forward to and enjoy. Think action, adventure, and deals. Let this be the year that no complaints are overheard in the breakroom about how the holiday party was “the same as always.”
Behold…three ideas to plan a successful company holiday party that gets people talking—for the right reasons.
Something for Everyone.
No doubt, the best companies hire a diverse group of people. This means that although everyone works at the same place, they are quite different in many ways. Look for venues and ideas that offer something for everyone when it comes to food and entertainment. For instance, a holiday company party at PINSTACK may include bowling, rock climbing wall, video games, or laser tag. Everyone can choose an activity they already know they like, or one they have always wanted to try. And, a diverse menu like PINSTACK offers (Mexican Fiesta, Texas Barbeque Buffet, Southern Italian Buffet, Fork & Knife Barbecue Shrimp and Carving Stations) means a wide variety of food and drink options will be available.
Get into the Holiday Spirit.
Rather than sending everyone off in search of the perfect secret Santa or white elephant gift before the party, ask employees to bring an item to donate to charity, such as a local food bank or a children’s hospital. It’s the perfect way to give back and have fun, too. With so many gaming opportunities at PINSTACK, you can come up with friendly competitions where the company donates funds to the winning team’s charity of choice. It’s a meaningful way to celebrate the season and wrap up a successful year.
Take Advantage of Early-Bird Discounts.
Many venues encourage companies to book their holiday parties early by offering incentives and discounts as a “thank you” for booking by a certain date. Booking early not only saves the company money with discounted packages but may get you a few perks as well. For example, PINSTACK offers the ease of booking with simplified package options that can be custom-tailored to your company’s specific size and needs. Check out some of these packages and be among the first to get in on the deals.
The Lanes Only Holiday Package includes reserved bowling lanes, shoe rental, and player card points for video games and attractions. Guests will also enjoy a platter and cocktail service on the lanes. This is a great option for those who are wanting a more laid back, social hour to celebrate this season.
Pull out all the stops with the Full Banquet Holiday Package, which includes full catering service in a private banquet room (you pick the menu!), unlimited attractions, and video games. This is perfect for a company wanting a more formal event and the ability to have access to a private banquet room.
Now’s the chance to jump on these summer deals to ensure your company holiday party will be a hit this year. You know what they always say, the holidays are just around the corner.
PINSTACK is your one-stop-shop that makes holiday party planning easy. With a full entertainment venue and scratch kitchen, they can accommodate your company’s specific needs this season. Three locations are now open in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, so be sure to snag one of their Christmas in July specials before your competition does. Now is the time to plan the perfect event to reward your employees for their hard work this year.