Top 3 Ways to Make the Corporate Christmas Party Affordable

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By AdFeatures | Friday, June 29, 2012, 15:25

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It doesn’t matter if you are the CEO of a massive corporation or the humble boss of a small business, the principle of rewarding hard work and loyalty is vital in running a business.

In recent years it has become more and more noticeable that company owners are deciding to look at their spending under the microscope and find ways to make savings by any means possible. What hasn’t struck some company owners is that making the office Christmas Party a thing of the past is creating some problems. Employees are becoming increasingly disheartened that their hard work and loyalty to the company is not being rewarded with a festive celebration.

Workers are admitting to feeling embarrassed when their friends are proud to announce that they are going to be celebrating the Christmas period in fashion with a lavish Christmas work party, whilst they have to admit that cuts have led to their Christmas party being cancelled. What should be slightly concerning for company owners is that many of these same people have admitted they would rather work for a company that rewards their hard work with a Christmas celebration. Even more concerning is the fact that these people have actually considered leaving their job for a company that throws extravagant work parties.

So here are my 3 ways to make corporate Christmas parties affordable so you don’t have to be scrooge and cancel Christmas.

1. Book a shared Christmas party

By booking a shared Christmas party you can enjoy all the perks of an extravagant corporate Christmas party without the associated costs. You get to share a professionally organised Christmas party with another company, meet new people and be safe in the knowledge that you haven’t over spent. These are often spectacular, large and lavish themed parties with second to none management, making for the smoothest Christmas party yet.

2. Have a bespoke Christmas work party

If you are unsure how to arrange a Christmas party, and let’s face it there is a lot involved in creating something that isn’t cocktail sausages and a dance floor, then hiring a professional to plan and manage a party designed to your exact requirements and size can actually save you a lot of time and money. Booking venues, live music and props to add a theme to your party can take a lot of time and it’s often hard to negotiate a price that a professional event organiser can.

3. Be strict on your guest list

Do not over-accommodate on the amount of attendees, instead have a strict deadline put in place on definite guests because each attendee who does not attend will cost you a deposit. By having a deadline you will save money and have a much better idea of which of your team members is excited about the Christmas party.

What money saving tips do you have for savvy business owners?

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