The Early Bird Catches the Holiday Party: Book Early for No-Stress Planning

Hey there, party planners! Are you ready to get into the holiday spirit? We’re not even halfway through summer but you’d better believe that now is the time to book your company’s holiday party. December gets busy fast—the best venues, caterers, and entertainment gets booked quickly. And the earlier you start booking, you can start thinking about the details, and the more relaxed and enjoyable the process will be. Who doesn’t want that? So grab your eggnog and let’s dive into how to book a memorable holiday party and why it’s crucial to start work early in the year.

Related: Book your holiday party at RMEC early to unwrap savings.

Book early for top choice venue

One of the most critical aspects of a successful holiday party is finding the perfect venue. Whether it’s a cozy restaurant, chic hotel ballroom, or unique event space, the ideal location can set the tone for the entire event. But the best venues book up quickly, and if you wait until the last minute, you may end up with your second or third choice (if you’re lucky). By booking early, you’ll have a better chance of snagging your top choice. Make sure to consider the size of your guest list, location, and budget when choosing your venue.

Hire a Catering Company

No party is complete without good food. Once you’ve chosen your venue, the next step is to recruit a catering company. Many venues have in-house catering, but if you choose an outside vendor, it’s essential to book them early. You’ll want to work with the caterer to design a menu that suits your guests’ tastes and dietary restrictions. [Pro Tip: Be sure to sample the food yourself!] Some venues also offer catering, like we do at Rocky Mount Event Center in North Carolina. It’s a best-case scenario to knock out your top two line items in one swing. [And our menu is … yummmmmmm.] 

Plan for Memorable Details

A great holiday party needs more than good food, drinks, and a touch of thoughtful decorating. It’s the little details that will make all the difference. Maybe it’s an interactive gift exchange, a photo booth, or a festive dessert bar. Whatever it is, these details take time and effort to plan. By starting early, you’ll have the time and freedom to get creative and plan those memorable touches that will make your party stand out.

Don’t Forget the Prizes and Giveaways

Everyone loves to win something, don’t they? So, don’t forget to plan some prizes or giveaways for your guests. While this doesn’t necessarily require booking in advance, thinking about it early on can help you come up with creative ideas. Giveaways can include anything from gift baskets, gift cards, to company-branded items like T-shirts or mugs.

Rocky Mount Event Center for your North Carolina company holiday party

The greatest benefit of planning early is that it can make the entire process less stressful and more enjoyable for you, company culture hero. Don’t scramble at the last minute. Don’t worry about everything coming together. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the company of your colleagues. Book with Rocky Mount Event Center for a totally stress-free party. We offer a variety of rooms to accommodate company parties of all shapes and sizes with on-site catering. We’ll even take care of all the decorations, giving you even more time to focus on the little things to make your party memorable and festive.