If you have a great home there’s no need to book a hotel to hold a corporate Christmas party. Holding a party in your home is a brilliant way of connecting with clients on a more personal level. Showing your home and welcoming guests into a warm environment is a great way to encourage people to relax and enjoy the whole evening in comfort.
Keeping Everyone Entertained
If you’re concerned the night will end up with awkward silences or slipping into constant work talk you can avoid this by organising entertainment. You don’t have to spend a fortune hiring live musicians, think about something different. If you enjoy wine or even beer you could host your own tasting evening, the perfect idea for a festive party. If you don’t have much knowledge on the subject, contact a wine taster or local brewery to see if you can book their services in your home.
You may also be able to entertain your guests with some spa treatments. This will depend on your clients and perhaps how relevant the spa treatments are to your business. However, it’s a great idea for those working in hospitality or beauty industry. Don’t organise personal treatments such as back massages, pick treatments you can all enjoy together such as manicures and hand massages.
Have a Backup Plan
If you add the right lighting, great food, good music and some entertainment you should have a great evening. It is useful to have some backup ideas to turn to if you find the night doesn’t go quite as you planned. Think about how you’ll be able to get the conversation flowing with games, conversation starters or a surprise form of entertainment. If you have a backup plan or two you will be able to quickly deal with any awkward situations and move the party on in a new direction. Perhaps bring out a flambé desert or break out a very special bottle of something sparkly.
Bring in the Caterers
You don’t want to spend the night in the kitchen leaving your guests alone to enjoy the entertainment. Therefore it makes perfect sense to hire caterers to come to your home. They will create the delicious food for the evening, prepare it for you, serve the food and wash up at the end of the evening. You may think you’ll need to spend a fortune on such a service but actually, the costs are often a lot more affordable than expected.
Hiring a catering firm is a brilliant way of impressing your clients. They also take a lot of pressure off your shoulders for the evening. You don’t have to plan or prepare a great menu or worry that you’re leaving the guests alone for too long. The hard work is all done for you so all you need to do is concentrate on being a great host.