Looking to throw an epic summer party for your company this year? Here at Make Events we’ve got you covered.
In this blog we’ll cover all the bases, from why your business should hold a summer soiree to where and what would be best for you!
Why should you host a summer party?
Most businesses traditionally host an annual company-wide Christmas party. However, over the years, corporate summer parties have been growing in popularity and when you consider the benefits, it’s easy to see why.
Office summer parties are great for boosting staff morale and allowing your staff to bond with one another. Everyone loves coming away from a party with a good story to tell! Hosting a summer party will also help your staff to destress after all their hard work as well as show your appreciation for them and their hard work. Don’t just leave these happy events to once a year.
Parties can help with staff retention, happy employees are productive employees. The better relationships there are between staff members, the happier they will be in the workplace therefore leading to increased productivity and employee satisfaction.
This ones for the finance department, office parties are tax deductible! While summer parties are great, the money to pay for them still has to come from somewhere. Thankfully some of the expenses can be written off.
How do you organise your summer party?
Planning. The word many of us dread, but it needs to be done. Start off simple, what’s your budget? You don’t want to plan this extravagant affair but only have £200 to spend, be realistic about what you’re wanting. Use this budget as a starting point to brainstorm ideas on the type of party you want to throw, is it a BBQ? A staff retreat? A murder mystery night? Choose your theme! Just because it’s a summer party doesn’t necessarily mean it has to be summer themed, get creative with it and think outside the box.
We have options for every kind of corporate party your heart desires. Once you’ve settled on your budget and theme we’ll take care of the rest. From the venue to lighting, music to the food on offer, we’ll cover all the bases to make sure you have everything you need in order to make it a wonderful night for you and the rest of your company..
When should you host your event?
Figuring out the best time to host your party is something that you’re best getting out the way early on in your planning. For instance, will you hold it on a weekday or the weekend? Some of your staff may love the idea of doing something with the company at the weekend to relax and unwind however others may hate the idea of giving up their free time to do something work related. It’s all about finding the right balance that will make the most members of staff happy.
Once you’ve worked out the best time to host your event make sure to book the date in as early as possible. The summer can be a very busy time for a lot of people with the kids off school and potential holidays so you want to ensure that as many of your staff members as possible will be able to attend. Setting a date and sending out invites doesn’t mean you have to have all of the other logistics sorted too, it is merely something to work towards!
So, if you’re looking to end the summer on a high and get your party planned, organised and dressed to impress, use the contact form on our website to get in touch today to see how team Make can help you elevate your plans to the next level.