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5 Reasons To Book Your Christmas Party Before September!

14th August 2019 | Party Planning | Becky
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Although it may seem early to be getting into the festive spirit, booking a Christmas party for work before September is actually the best time of year to book so you don’t get caught out arranging a less than spectacular last-minute party. Did you know, many parties get booked in July!

Booking your Christmas party might seem like the last thing on your mind mid-year and when the sun is out shining (here’s hoping). Don’t worry, we’re not in too much of a rush to start thinking about mince pies and mulled wine. However, the organisation is key to finding the perfect party venue and choosing the best party entertainment to planning the best work Christmas party.

The most popular dates to book a Christmas party

During the party season, organisers tend to favour the following dates as the most popular time to book a Christmas do:

  • Two to three weeks before Christmas
  • 13th or the 14th of December
  • The last Friday before Christmas
  • January (yes, it happens! At least it’s something to look forward to after Christmas)

So, with those dates in mind – why wait! There are many benefits to booking your event space early.

1. Flexible booking terms

Booking the party before September means you have more flexibility with your booking terms. You’ll have 14 days to collect and pay your deposits, making organising an office Christmas party that little bit better and stress-free! Flexible booking terms will at least give you peace of mind that your booking is secure until you’ve had the chance to ask your guests to confirm their attendance.

Naturally, things can change; some guests may no longer be able to make it or you may have more people to invite (friends and family), so should you need to increase (or decrease) your numbers, whether that’s for a private or shared party where you need to purchase tickets, flexible terms allow you to change the date or even the booking name.

How to plan your corporate Christmas party

2. Secure the best dates and seating

Booking a party earlier in the year gives you the best choice of dates, whether you want to organise exclusive hire of the perfect space and seating options. If you leave it later to book you could be limited to dates, as you might have guessed, popular dates sell out quickly! In terms of seating, tables are allocated in order of when you make the booking, so the earlier you book, the better your table(s)!

3. Less stress!

Once you’ve secured your party date with your events team, you can relax in the knowledge that your party planner can take care of the drinks reception, food, entertainment and a spectacular party night way in advance of the date of your party! Booking early is highly recommended to take a lot of pressure off yourself, allowing you to focus on collecting balance payments, menu choices, drinks orders and of course, to start planning your party outfit!

Planning an event checklist

4. Best choice of packages

Booking early also means you get first dibs on choosing from the very best Christmas party packages. Event organisers come with a range of entertainment options available and some brand new products to make your party unforgettable, such as all-inclusive nights at Tatton, and even a party lunch at the ICC!

Don’t you think it’s about time to treat your team to the perfect Christmas cocktail? We’re not just talking about drinks! Booking your party early means you have more time to choose all the vital ingredients for your guests to have a great time and enjoy the festive season.

Whether you opt to start the night off well with fizz on arrival, secure top entertainment for a breath-taking show, add a twist and set up features like a fun fayre as a fabulous team-building activity (everyone will be talking about their skills on the dodgems), the possibilities are endless for the double measure (and then some) to guarantee good times ahead for your Christmas celebration!

Again, booking early means you can get ahead of other companies interested in these packages for private hire, so get a head start to secure the one that suits you.

How to make your Christmas party magical

5. Boost morale

Giving your colleagues something to look forward to is the perfect reason to get the ball rolling on booking your Christmas party for work. Getting your party booked before everybody goes on their summer holiday will mean that when they come back, there will be no need for the holiday blues!

So what are you waiting for? Book your JD Christmas work party today! We have three out of this world locations to choose from!

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