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Corporate Events, Company Parties and Gifts

 

Planning a Corporate Event can be a daunting challenge even to some experienced Corporate Event planners.  Let us help you plan your event with our free ideas, tips and themes.

 

Whether you are planning a company holiday party, a Grand Opening, Retirement party for a CEO, hospitality event or an employee recognition, we have the tools you need to successfully plan your next Corporate Event. Not sure which direction to go in? Contact Us today for free personalized help in planning your Corporate Event or Company Party.

 

Planning a Company Party or Corporate Event:  The Checklist

 

 1. Determine your purpose. Is this a celebration, a fundraiser, an open house, etc.

 2. Select a date. Having two dates in mind works best as you go through the initial steps; you may find you need it!

 3. Determine theme for your event. This can be a great way to build excitement for your event.

 4. Determine Budget. If not done already, be sure to have this down before finding locations, caterers, printers, etc.

 5. Select location. Be sure you visit locations and get written proposals for your event.

 6. Interview and hire an Event Planner, if applicable. Get everything in writing!

 7. Select your event committees, if needed. Have a team of people to make the workload manageable.

 8. Promote your event. Newsletters, brochures, flyers, radio spots, etc.

 9. Write up your event's agenda. Even if this is a company holiday party, it is helpful to have guidelines, games, etc.

10. Find and hire caterer and entertainment. If these are being used and not provided by location.

11. Select menu. This is determined usually by type of event and time of day.

12. Find printer for your event. Invitations, flyers, promotion items, logos for event.

13. Order hold-the-date cards and invitations. Now's a great time to use that logo for great brand marketing!

14. Select and purchase decorations. Balloons, murals, table covers, party favors. You can even have your logo put on them.

15. Purchase Door Prizes. If having them, incorporate your logo if at all possible.

16. Get hotel room blocks. A great way to save money if you are using a hotel for your event.

17. Obtain audio visual equipment, if needed. Some hotels offer this service if your event is held there.

18. Obtain RSVPs. Most caterers will need a confirmation at least a week prior to your event.

19. Finalize plans for the event. Meet with committee members at least a week in advance to finalize plans.

20. Enjoy your event! You have earned it.. now is the time to enjoy!

 

Other items to think about when planning your company party or corporate event...

 

What type of attire will this function require?    Formal, Casual, Semi-formal?

Who are your VIPs?    Employees, Business Partners, Customers, potential clients?

Will there be out of town guests?   If so, be sure to have transportation and hotels lined up.

 

 

We've compiled a list of items you may need to help you plan your Corporate Event easier:

 

Discount Party Supplies Buy your corporate event party supplies online and save. Offers themed, holiday, personalized.
Event Planning Software Event Magic Pro. Save time and money. Manage budget, guest list, vendors, and more.
Travel Arrangements Save time and money by booking flights, hotels and cars for out of town guests, clients.
Gift Baskets Corporate gifting for employees, clients, partners. Baked goods, treats, fruits, meats, etc.
Wine Baskets & Gifts Wine baskets and Wine related gifts for your corporate and personal needs.
Customized Invitations Create your own unique invitations, stationary, envelopes and letterhead to accompany your event


Theme ideas for planning the perfect Corporate events and Company parties

Casino Night
Mardi Gras Party
Masquerade Ball
Sock Hop
Luau Party
Retro Party
Nautical Party
Roaring 20s
Hollywood Party
Tropical Themed Party
Circus
Murder Mystery
Picnic
Carnival
Caribbean Themed Party
Potluck
Karaoke Party
Wine Tasting
Mediterranean Party
Medieval Banquet
Laser light Show
Cajun Crawfish Boil

 

 

 

Golf Outing
Go Karting
Paintball
Miniature Golf
Amusement Park
Zoo
Riverboat Cruise
 

 

Don't Forget the Party Extras

 

Plates, Forks and Napkins
Can Sodas/Punch
Balloons
Table Cloths
Trays
Cake Servers
Party Hats
Noise Makers
Theme Party Accessories (Anniversary/Milestone, Luau, Retirement, Holiday, Employee Recognition)
Custom Printed Items

 

Party Favors, Giveaways, Door Prize Ideas

T-Shirts

Keychains

Caps

Themed Items

Logo/Company Branded Items

 

 

Additional Services to Make Your Event Special


Brown Bag Lunches
Catering Services
Popcorn Maker
Rental Equipment
Decorating Services
Corporate Event Planning
Custom Cards
Custom Fortune Cookies
Marketing Literature Distribution



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Corporate Fundraising Events and Ideas:

 

 

Casino/Las Vegas Night
Horse Races
Garage Sale
Employee Talent Show

 

Fundraising Tips:

 

Have modest goals - selling 500 tickets at $10 each is easier to do than selling 100 tickets at $50 each. 500 people will buy more items at your auction and give your company more exposure.

 

Ticket sales are important - so be sure you have this part of your event planning in place before you plan anything else. If you do not sell enough tickets, you won't have an event anyways.

 

Get volunteers - a great way to save money while you plan a Fundraising event. You may be fortunate enough to find an Event Planner in your city who will volunteer their services, as well as possibly entertainment, as this is great PR for them and many enjoy working for charity events.

 

Find Reasonable Catering - this can often be found by working with a local restaurant (tip - contact a new restaurant or catering service who will want the exposure to serve their food at your event!).

 

Use local amateurs or semi-retired entertainers - They will save you money on your entertainment costs, if they are not willing to volunteer their services.

 

What's hot in Fundraisers - Gala dinner/dance evening parties top the list. While combining fundraising with a fashion show. art exhibit or restaurant/bar grand opening are also very popular.

 



Company Holiday Parties:

 

Summer Picnic
Pool Party
Winter/Christmas Holiday Party
Easter Egg Hunt (for employee's children)
Breakfast with Santa (for employee's children)

Company and Corporate Events:

 

Team Building
Customer Appreciation
Employee Recognition
Grand Opening
Retirement Parties
Open House

Would you like some free help planning your Company or Corporate event? Email us today and let our Party Planners offer you some great tips and ideas! Be sure to let us know the nature of the function, the age of guests involved and we will offer some great tips!

Corporate Gifts

 

Whether you are in need of Gifts for Employees, Clients, Partners or Suppliers; Grand Openings and Employee Incentives, you've come to the right place! Our merchants specialize in Business Gifts for every Occasion. 

Corporate Name and Logo Promotions

 

Put your Company Logo or Company party details on anything from pencils to t-shirts, key chains to musical instruments, glassware to photo boxes! These items are great promotion for your Company and can be handed out to customers, business partners, employees, prospective business leads. They also make great hand outs at Company Parties, Grand Openings, Customer Appreciation days, Open houses, etc. A great way to promote your Company: Send these items to radio and television station personalities, local restaurants to give as freebies to their customers, etc.

 

Plan your Company Party or Corporate Event with our Party Planner's help.  Contact us today!
 

 

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