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3 Tips for a Memorable Corporate New Year’s Party

The holiday season is a time for fun and celebration. The annual employee New Year holiday party is an event that sets the tone for the season. If you’ve been tasked with planning this party for your company, careful planning can help you get the most out of your holiday party while also controlling costs. At this time of year, retail businesses often close for a day or more to use the time to prepare for the holiday rush. 

This closure isn’t just an opportunity to rest and regroup – it is a chance to get the word out and invite clients in for special events like an employee New Year’s party. The annual event will give employees a chance to celebrate the season with their colleagues, have some fun, and maybe even win a prize in a raffle or other contest.

Here are 3 tips for a memorable corporate New Year’s party:

1. Start With the Basics

The foundation of the holiday company party is a lot like any other gathering:

  • What’s the theme of the event?
  • Where will it be held?
  • How many people will be coming?
  • When will it happen?
  • What kind of refreshments will be served?

You need to create a project plan for your holiday party, defining the details of date, time, venue, guest count, food options, and decor. You don’t need to set everything in stone before you get started. For example, you might want to find a venue if the party is in a few months. The caterer can be booked closer to the event date. Decorations can be purchased closer to the event date.

2. Create A Menu That’s Cost-Effective

When it comes to hosting a holiday party for your employees, choosing the right food is one way to cut costs without cutting corners. Hosting a plated dinner, for example, is usually more cost-effective than hosting a dinner buffet, as it allows for a more elegant presentation than having everyone wait in line. To save even more money while still providing an excellent meal, you can try designing a menu based around the colors or branding of your company. By choosing items that include company colors or branding, you can help reinforce the theme of the party. Joining your employees instead of operating as a guest bartender is also a good way to cut costs. 

3. Make Sure To Pick the Best Time

The best time to hold a company holiday party is probably during the lunch hour, according to historical data from Battalia Winston. This year, nearly half of corporate events took place during lunchtime, showing a growing trend. An afternoon gathering allows employees to participate without having to cancel plans with family or friends or take time off from their other commitments.

An evening event may be more economical for the company, but it comes at a premium and can interfere with family plans.


There’s no better time than now to celebrate the holidays, as the world starts to open up. New Year is a beautiful, hopeful season that’s a great time to move towards beginnings. Have a memorable New Year’s company party by getting all the basics down, creating a cost-effective menu and picking the best time to get it done. 

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