Avoid These 3 Major Holiday Party-Planning Mistakes

Watson Adventures HuntersPulling together a memorable, successful holiday event is a lot of work, but the result is always well worth the effort—and wins you endless brownie points with the whole office. First step: Don’t fall into these three common traps when planning a corporate party.

With 15 years of experience planning events of all sizes, our own Julie Jacobs has seen it all. Read on for three of her biggest party (planning) fouls.

Mistake #1: Waiting Too Long

Maybe you feel like fall is just getting started, but the holiday season is fast approaching. Now is the time to make plans, before all the fun stuff gets booked up by other forward-thinking event planners. Although if you do wait, we can handle down-to-the-wire bookings with ease.

Watson Adventures HuntersMistake #2: Relying On Alcohol

An office happy hour might seem appealing, but it can be done anytime. It’s nothing special! It’s also inherently dangerous, particularly if guests are driving afterward.

And if that’s not enough, you’re begging for some desperately embarrassing situations that’ll make showing up to work the next day—or ever again—utterly mortifying.

Mistake #3: Not Choosing An Interactive Entertainment

Companies often settle for dinner and call it a party. But then you’re left with the same coworkers sitting together with minimal interaction. Nothing so generic is going to leave the same lasting impression as a fun, exciting game that relies on teamwork.

Seriously, don’t be boring.

That’s Where We Come In.

Contact us to learn more about booking a holiday party, as countless companies have done over the years, and prepare for an event to remember!