Though no one is humming Jingle Bells and the Chicago weather is still balmy, now is the ideal time to start planning your company’s holiday party. Looking for inspiration? We’ve planned a holiday party or two (or three or 400 or…). Though every party is unique, here are some frequently asked questions and answers that can get you in the holiday party planning mindset before the snowflakes fall:
What entertainers are appropriate for our holiday party?
You want your holiday party to be affordable for your corporate budget and entertaining enough to make your company party a festivity to remember. Think beyond the normal entertainers. Characters and actors enhance your theme (think elves and tin soldiers) and provide memorable entertainment for your guests. The characters can pass out appreciation gifts, circulate the crowd with holiday cheer or pose for pictures.
If you need a main stage act, a comedian amuses everyone without having to accommodate for diverse musical tastes. Want to give your employees a night out at the theatre? A live show like White Christmas holds everyone’s attention and sets the holiday mood. If you prefer background music, carolers and piano players are ideal for festive music while your employees mingle.
There are a lot of entertainment options for your holiday party. Working with an entertainment agency is a convenient way to find the best entertainers that fit your holiday party, and reserve many characters and entertainers for your party with one phone call.
How can I find a quality entertainment agency?
Anyone can grab a cell phone and call themselves an agent. Be selective. Choose an entertainment agency with years of experience in the entertainment field with a full lineup of entertainers that fit your holiday party needs.
When should I book entertainment for my holiday party?
The ideal timeframe is 60-90 days before your party. Entertainers in high demand are reserved early, so if you want a specific entertainer for your party, the earlier the better.
How can I accommodate the diversity of my employees at my holiday party?
Consider your employees and the kind of atmosphere you want to set at your holiday party. Contact an experienced entertainment agency with a diverse group of entertainers. Discuss your concerns. Most entertainers can customize their music and entertainment for your guests and their backgrounds.
Entertainment agents can also give recommendations for entertainers ideal for your employees. If your employees are outgoing, create a night of dancing with a band for them and their significant others. Have a diverse crowd with a lot of families? Bring in Santa Claus, set a casual menu and create a family-friendly atmosphere for your employees and their children.
Do I need to reserve my venue before the entertainment?
Yes! You need an exact date and location before contacting an entertainment agency. If you have a theme but don’t know what kind of entertainers you need, an entertainment agent can make recommendations for entertainers appropriate for your theme.
Have any more questions? We’ve got the experienced entertainment agents that can answer your questions. Contact us today.