Why it’s time to start planning your holiday party now
It seems like the holidays get here earlier every year. The back-to-school supplies are hardly off the shelf before wreaths, tinsel and stockings start making their way front-and-center. While the first sign of Santa might make you want to run the other direction, there’s actually quite a few reasons that now is the perfect time to begin your holiday party planning.
Get your first pick of dates
The holiday calendar books up fast. By booking now, you’re able to get first dibs on popular party dates. You’ll also save time by getting to go with your first choice for vendors rather than having to scramble last minute if your go-to party people, including rental companies, entertainment and of course caterers, book up early.
Score the hot new venue
Location, location, location. The best venues and the hot new go-to spots will be the first to book up. If you have your heart set on a certain location, it’s best to go ahead and reach out now. This will allow you plenty of time for unrushed site visits and allow the venue coordinator time to get to know you and fully understand your vision for the event to keep things moving along flawlessly.
Santa may come early…with discounts or perks!
No, Christmas didn’t just get moved early in the year (even though it sometimes feels like it), but early booking might result in a discount or special perk. For example, here at Chef’s Market we are offering a free hot chocolate bar for all holiday parties that book before September 1. It’s a fun interactive station that lets your guests top their hot cocoa with pirouette cookies, whipped cream, marshmallows, peppermint and more!
Guests can actually save the date
In addition to your vendors and venues booking up quickly, your guests’ holiday calendars book up fast as well! By settling on the details now, you’ll be able to start spreading the word now and get your save the date out early, so you can ensure a good turnout before your guests make other plans.
Half the fun can be in the planning
When you aren’t rushed to make decisions with the impending party date just around the corner, it will give you plenty of time to plan and be creative. It’s in these moments before the holiday rush and stress set in that you’ll be able to dream up ideas that really make your party stand out above the rest.
So, baby it’s hot outside, which means it’s time to start planning your holiday party. Let us know if you’re ready to lay claim to your complimentary hot chocolate bar and get the party started!