The weather is still nice and sunny these days and the winter holidays seem far away, but they will get here quicker than you can say “But I just got back from the beach!” That means you’re going to have to do a bit of planning ahead of time if you want to organize a memorable New Year’s experience for your employees and get it right.
There are a few different things you should consider when you start planning a New Year’s event for your organization.
For starters, you have two options. You can organize a New Year’s Eve party on December 31st and count down until the clock strikes midnight, or you can organize a daytime party the next day on January 1st.
But even on December 31st, you can still decide between two different concepts. We all know that many people like to spend the whole day in party mode, and it’s pretty common to go for drinks at one venue during the day to get into the festive mood, and then head over to a different place in the evening for the main event.
So, if you don’t want to go hardcore and party all night on New Year’s Eve, a daytime office party on December 31st can also be awesome for bonding and getting your team into the holiday spirit for spending the big night elsewhere.
Whichever option may be the best fit for your organization, you still have a few different types of events to choose from, especially depending on the current epidemiological situation at your particular location.
Whether you plan on throwing an office party or booking an exclusive venue to usher in the New Year, all you need to do is put together a guest list, organize catering and drinks, and then decide on the type of entertainment you want to treat your employees and their families to.
It can be an electrifying DJ, a live band playing all the classic holiday hits, a breath-taking magic show, or even a visit from Santa!
In-person parties are a great opportunity to let your employees know how much you appreciate all their hard work and dedication, so make sure to also prepare a touching speech.
Depending on your budget, you can go the extra mile to show your appreciation and prepare small gifts for everyone, or you can organize a Secret Santa gift exchange beforehand and let everyone share the love amongst each other.
With many parts of the world still on the tail end of the pandemic, if your city is not in the clear yet, a virtual New Year’s event might be the safest way to go.
We all love to meet up in person and have a great time face to face, but even hanging out online and staying connected can mean a lot to people in isolation, especially around the winter holidays when our emotions can run high.
There are many activities and entertainment options available to make any virtual event engaging and memorable for everyone involved, especially around the holiday season.
Some of our favorites include Music Mashup and Mixology classes, where you can listen to great tunes while learning to make the perfect holiday cocktail. You can also do a virtual holiday karaoke experience where your attendees can showcase their vocal talents and sing along to live music performed by a talented professional musician.
Want something different? How about a Holiday Caricature Party with a digital artist drawing sketches of everyone present, a DJ remixing all your favorite holiday hits, with a surprise drop in by Santa?!
In today’s highly interconnected world with many people working remotely, hybrid events have slowly started becoming “the way of the future”.
There are many variations to the hybrid event concept, but in essence, it’s an event that combines in-person interaction with a virtual aspect as well. They are an opportunity for both physical attendees and people at home to enjoy a shared experience and still feel like part of the same community.
Lucky for you, we specialize in organizing unforgettable entertainment experiences for our clients for all three types of events. Whether you choose to go virtual, party in person, or organize a hybrid event with the best of both worlds, we’ve got you covered!
Not only will we match you up with the perfect entertainment option for your type of organization, but we can also provide you with support during the actual event to make sure everything runs like clockwork.
A-list artists and entertainers get booked up fast as we approach the holiday season, and the closer we get to New Year’s Eve, even their rates can start to go up. So, make sure not to waste any time.
Reach out to us today to get the ball rolling, and let’s make your 2022 New Year’s Party an event to remember!