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Office Party Planning Basics: 5 Must-Haves to Include with Your Company Event

So, you’re in charge of planning your upcoming office party. Whether it’s a more formal company event or a more social holiday party for coworkers, it’s your job to make sure it’s fun, exciting, and within budget. As you create your event planning to-do lists, make sure you include the following essentials. No New York event is complete (or successful) with them!

1. A Stunning New York Venue

Your office party planning to-do list should include first lining up a stunning New York venue. And don’t just go by what you see or find online. Make sure you’re visiting the top few venue options you select. You’ll want to visualize the size and layout of the space and meet with the venue contacts in person to make sure it’s a great fit.

Here are just a few of the hottest NYC venues to consider:

  • 9 Jones
  • LAVO Nightclub
  • Lavan 541
  • Hard Rock Hotel

2. Mouth-Watering Fare

The next most important aspect of your office party is the food. You’re going to need to arrange for snacks, appetizers, and meal service to avoid hangry guests. And it’s best to find available caterers who have time to meet with you and provide menu samples before you choose. Keep these catering best practices in mind, too:

  • Consider pre and post-dinner appetizers and snacks.
  • Be conscientious of your guests’ dietary preferences and needs.
  • Don’t forget to include impeccable desserts.
  • Offer coffee and tea services.

3. Craft Cocktails & Signature Drinks

Get your party started with a lineup of craft cocktails and signature drinks that align with your office party’s theme and designs. Be sure to include non-alcoholic beverages and varieties of your drinks, as well. And if your New York venue doesn’t offer in-house bar service, prepare to hire talented bartenders and mixologists to bring into your party.

4. Exciting Entertainment

Your office party or company event is going to be a bore if it’s just dinner and drinks. So, amplify the fun with exciting entertainment! Book the photo booth. Hire the DJ and layout your dancefloor. Also, get creative with interactive entertainment options and secondary entertainers to keep your guests entertained and engaged all night long.

5. A New York Event Planning Partner

Actually, before you do any of the above or take another step in planning your New York office party – call in the pros. Working with a team like EMRG Media, with decades of experience in NYC event planning, means taking all the stress and hassle out of curating a memorable event. Connect with our team of pros, and let’s start planning your upcoming office party or company event! We’ll help you manage all those to-do lists you’re juggling. And you’ll be able to enjoy your event as a guest yourself!