It may seem like the holidays were just yesterday, but before you know it, they will be here again. Here are three reasons why you should start planning your Chicago holiday parties before the first month of the year is even over.
Dibs on the Best Dates
The holidays are a very busy season and there are only a few ideal date options to host your holiday party. There are only 3 Thursdays, 3 Fridays and 3 Saturdays (sometimes even less) before most employees are off on vacation. Come fall, hundreds of businesses will all be fighting over these 9 dates. So why not lock down the perfect date early? It will lessen the stress later on and it helps your employees plan their schedules with the date being set so far in advanced which can ensure better turnout. Sounds like a win-win to us!
Location, Location, Location
You can’t have a great party without a great venue. And much like the limited dates, the number of available venues on these select dates become few and far between the longer you wait to book. Plus, every year there are one or two venues that EVERYONE wants to book to host their party. Wouldn’t it be nice to beat the crowd to the trendiest venues and have the freedom to choose the venue you want rather than select from just the venues that still have availability? This especially is key for larger groups that only have a select few venues to choose from that can accommodate their group size. Get your top choice venue now and worry about the details later!
Peace of Mind with Planning
At WCF, we know that Chicago holiday parties are always fun. But that doesn’t mean they’re not stressful to plan. When you’re planning a big holiday party, we know how much you care about the little things. It’s more than just picking a venue and a caterer. People want an entire experience. It can take several months to plan a holiday party that wows. When you plan some of the bigger details—like the event date and venue—early, you’ll have more time to focus on the little details that can get forgotten during crunch time. Getting some of the planning done early will take stress off your plate and can be a big help when it comes to planning your budget. This way, party planners can enjoy their hard work at the end of the year a little more and make sure they aren’t settling for what is left come the busy holiday season.
Before you know it, the holidays will be here again. This year, get ahead of the curve and lock in some key elements early to guarantee your planning goes smoothly. For more information or to get started planning your party, check out our events page for inspiration.