Company Holiday Party Must-Haves


With the holiday season approaching, it’s time to start thinking about the annual company holiday party. How can you make sure yours is a smashing success? Keep the following must-haves in mind when planning the details for this year’s event, and it will not disappoint!


Company holiday parties don’t always have to revolve around eating and dancing. You can make your event more lively by playing a game or two that gives everyone a chance to have fun and enjoy some friendly competition. Consider holiday trivia, guess the logo, name that Christmas carol or holiday-themed charades. Getting the group to enjoy activities together is a great way to break the ice at any party.


Having delicious food served is one of the best ways to make sure your holiday party guests are happy. Consider treating guests to a menu filled with prime options, such as high-quality steak and seafood. Or, keep a festive theme by providing holiday-themed appetizers or desserts. Vintana‘s Market Cheeses & Artisan Meats, C-Level’s Ahi Stack and Chef Deborah’s Pepita & Sesame Crusted Brie are some of our favorites.

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If you plan on having music played during dinner and then making sure guests dance the night away afterward, it’s important to choose the right playlist. Keep in mind what would be appropriate throughout the entirety of your company holiday party. You can go with a playlist that offers dance-friendly versions of holiday favorites and classics, or go with a mixture of holiday songs, soft jazz and dance tunes for all guests to enjoy.

Bring on the Presents

Everyone loves presents, especially during the holiday season. Gift wrap small gifts for your guests and hand them out as people leave. The guests will feel appreciated and have a takeaway from the party. Or, you can incorporate a bigger prize into the games that guests participate in. Publicize an ultimate gift, like a certificate to JMD Le Salon or an art class with Stephen Fishwick, and what people will need to do to get their hands on one!


A company holiday party wouldn’t be complete without decorations. This is where a party theme would come in handy. Some ideas for your theme include an elegant winter wonderland theme with white decor and snowflakes, or switch it up with a holiday casino night and a fun poker competition.


If you’re looking for the ideal venue to host your company holiday party, contact The Centre Escondido. Ask us about our scenic venues, catering from Vintana, event planning assistance and more. Book your holiday party at The Centre before October 31st and receive 15% off the space fee!

Another post from The Centre you might enjoy is our blog, “3 Creative Company Holiday Party Themes.”

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