We could apologise for mentioning the word Christmas while there are still a few months to go. However, we are not going to, and with very good reason! Every year Christmas seems to come around earlier and earlier; before you even realise it, you are in the final countdown, and there can still be so much to organise. The problem with leaving things like the organisation of your Christmas party until nearer the time is that this can leave you with a number of issues; not least having far too much to do in too little time, and we could all use a little less stress in our lives.
If you want to hire in some services to help with your Christmas party, then it is of vital importance to get those booked early. If you leave it too late you could find you have a problem on your hands with no entertainment, and no extra staff to help out, or worse still you will end up paying a huge premium because everyone will want someone at the last minute and so they can charge you more due to demand.
If you are looking for Bar hire in London, or a chocolate fountain or even a magician then shop around. Ask for quotes and check what is on offer. If you want music at your party, and what Christmas party is truly complete without music, then don’t forget to check out some local bands and DJ’s as soon as you can, if they are good they will be booked up very fast. Don’t worry if you can’t find anyone locally who fits the bill for your party as both DJ’s and bands often travel from further afield so you might just need to widen your search, of course, if they are good they may also still be booked up.
The Perfect Venue
Did you leave it too late to book your Christmas party last year, missing out on the perfect venue and having to settle for something that really wasn’t quite what you wanted? Then now is the time to act to make sure this year’s party is everything you want it to be. Make a short list of all the possible venues check the dates that would work for you and ring around for a few prices. If you are looking at London locations then you might find that all the best ones have already been booked up for the Christmas season; you really do have to get in there early if you want the pick of locations. Don’t worry; there should still be time to book the right venue for your party, just don’t forget next year if you have your eye on somewhere else then make sure you book earlier!
When planning a big party, it is essential to set a budget and stick to it; it’s all too easy for the costs of those little extras to make you overspend on your budget. Planning early can make all the difference when your budget is quite tight, you can take the time to ask for quotes and shop around to get the best prices. Also, booking some of your suppliers well in advance means that you might be able to benefit from some special early booking prices; every little bit that you can save in the initial stages of planning your party can help you to stretch your budget further.
Whether it’s a large corporate event or a fun and frivolous affair, planning your Christmas party now could save you a lot of stress while you’re trying to navigate the Christmas rush.