Holiday Party Planning: Now’s the Time to Start

It’s (almost) the most wonderful time of the year, so you’re most likely starting to think about planning your company’s holiday party. But where do you begin? What types of issues do you need to consider? Follow these tips, and you’ll be well on your way to getting the planning and festivities started.

First Things First

One of the first steps you’ll take is to determine the date and time for your holiday party. You’ll need to decide on the type of event you want to create, whether that’s a daytime celebration or one on a weekend evening. Also consider the atmosphere and theme you envision.


A holiday party is an ideal way to not just celebrate the holidays among coworkers but also to thank employees for their hard work and contribution to the company’s success throughout the year. Having a budget for your party and staying within that is important, while also making sure you allot sufficient funds that will allow you to put on a classy event.

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Holiday Party Venues

You have a multitude of party locations and venues as options in the NYC area. Select a location that will be convenient for all attendees to find and that’s not too far for them to travel. Also choose a place that has the space to accommodate the number of seated or standing guests you’ll host. Consider what atmosphere you’d like for your special event, from modern and sleek to cozy and intimate. Considering all of these issues will help to guide which venue you select.


When considering your party venue, you need to think about what amenities you’d like for your event and which ones potential venues offer. This includes whether the venue has a sound system or space for musicians to set up and perform. Also find out whether venues have floor plans that include comfortable furnishings, pleasant lighting, alcoves and terraces, and TV screens. It’s always a great idea to find a venue that is unique rather than a generic spot.

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Food and Beverages

Various venues offer a range of menus, so consider whether you plan to provide lighter fare or more of a full meal for your company’s holiday party. Find out what types of items are on the menu and whether they would be a good match for your guests’ preferences. The more options the venue provides, such as a more extensive menu and variety of food and beverages, the more flexibility you will have.

Planning a holiday party involves many issues and considerations. But when you start the process early, you not only get ready for your company’s big event in a stress-free way, but the process can even be fun.

If you’re looking for an ideal holiday party venue for this year in the New York area, consider Ayza Events and Catering on W. 31st Street. We offer an unmatched location just a block from the Empire State Building and space for 150 guests in an appealing atmosphere. Our expansive amenities, top-notch service, world-class menus all combine to provide an unforgettably enjoyable holiday party experience.

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