The Case for the Post-Holiday Party
Picking a date to have your holiday party can be a daunting task. This year as we approach the season, it is easy to become overwhelmed by the stress with all the events, activities, and end of the year workload. Besides holiday shopping, decorating, and planning travel, there are also countless other holiday parties to attend. You're likely to feel overwhelmed, and so are your guests! You might not think it's the best idea right now to add another thing to your plate or theirs. Nevertheless, you know it's important to have a holiday get-together, so what should you do? If you still want to celebrate the holidays with a party, perhaps you should consider scheduling the party after the holidays.
Spread the Cheer
Your partygoers will have more time to attend since many people already have commitments for each weekend in December, whether they are family or friends or work parties. What does their partner have planned, can they find an available babysitter, do they have family coming in that weekend? The month of December can be filled with enough already.
With the number of activities and responsibilities in December, many of your friends, clients, and employees may not be available unless your party falls on a weekday, which is also unlikely to be popular. It's more likely that most of your guests will be able to attend your party when you schedule it for after the holidays.
Why Wait Until Later
Many venues have already been booked for this year, as have catering companies, DJ's and other services you may have considered for your event. Have you started looking for a venue or caterer for the second or third week in December? There's a good chance you won't be able to make the plans unless you made them months ago. In the days and weeks following the holidays, there will likely be more availability and you can pick and choose the dates and times that work best for you and your guests. Some benefits to looking at having our party after the holidays are that you might find more flexibility with your vendors. As far as timing or price as after the holidays can be the slowest time of the year for the event industry. By looking at a later date, you will have more flexibility not only on the date you want, but the availability of the venue, caterer, and other vendors you are interested on working with.
Now is the Time
Especially this year, there is no time like the present to start planning your event, no matter when you decide to have it. Go ahead and book a everything now, even if you decide not to have your party until February or March. With everything booking up quickly this year, by booking now you are getting everything locked in and avoiding more stress.
One benefit to looking at having your party after the holidays include that you might find more flexibility with your vendors. As far as timing or price as after the holidays can be the slowest time of the year for the event industry. By looking at a later date, you will have more flexibility not only on the date you want, but the availability of the venue, caterer, and other vendors you are interested on working with.
The Season is the Reason
In conclusion, take a moment and consider what might be best for you and your guest. In most cases, holding your party in November doesn’t seem right as the festive mood hasn’t hit yet, December is already booking up, but in January you will find open schedules and more relaxed guests.
No matter the season, our team at Groovin' Gourmets is dedicated to making your next event a success. No matter if it's a holiday party, a corporate event, or a cocktail party, we are here to assist you in any way we can. We will handle all the details so you can enjoy your event.