Planning the Perfect Corporate Holiday Party
There is no doubt that 2020 has been a year of challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Even so, Lighthouse Point Yacht Club is here to help you safely plan the perfect corporate holiday party. Holiday parties are a traditional event of the season, allowing business owners to show their appreciation for employees and permitting everyone the opportunity to enjoy one another’s company and have some holiday fun. With the pandemic still in play, planning is more important than ever to ensure your party is a success while keeping everyone safe. Lighthouse Point Yacht Club offers these tips to help you plan the perfect corporate holiday party.
Tips for Planning Your Corporate Holiday Party
Party planning often begins with employee volunteers to help get the planning started. This year, that planning include the development of guidelines to ensure any local, state, or federal mandates and protocols are followed closely. When choosing Lighthouse Point Yacht Club as your venue, the management team is available to advise your party planners and ensure rules and regulations are followed. In many cases, you’ll need to have health questionnaires, temperature checks, masks, and sanitizer stations as well as plenty of room for social distancing. Guidelines should be clearly explained and effectively communicated before the party so everyone can ask question and know what to expect on arrival at the party.
Here, in South Florida, moving the corporate holiday party outside for an open-air option is easy to do. If needed, tents and fans, even heaters can be added, but the outdoor option ensure plenty of space to social distance and still have an enjoyable time. If you prefer an indoor venue, you’ll need to allow for capacity guidelines, and the ability to social distance. At Lighthouse Point Yacht Club, you’ll find unique indoor and outdoor options, for parties of all sizes, from small intimate holiday dinner gatherings to larger corporate holiday parties. The yacht club boasts waterfront views and extensive amenities including an expansive dance floor while outside you’ll find the patio deck with sunset views or the beautifully landscaped waterfront gazebo as ideal spots for corporate parties.
Once the venue has been selected, next comes the menu for your holiday party. Popular this year are individual meals, charcuterie boards, and cheese plates, as well as prepackaged specialty offerings with a luxury take-out vibe. Since individual meal options like these are safest, you’ll need to plan to have additional servers to ensure food and beverages are delivered safely to your guests. Another great idea is offering individually wrapped hand-sanitizing wipes along with silverware and napkins at each place setting to avoid multiple hands touching items at once.
Next, you’ll need to decide if entertainment is part of the holiday fun. From live music to socially distanced dancing, to games, make sure your event has elements of fun for you and your employees to enjoy. In addition, you’ll want to decide whether to add additional holiday décor to your venue, or if you’ll provide swag bags or holiday gifts for your attendees.
Finally, on the day of your perfect corporate holiday party, have a small team of volunteers ready to take temperatures using a touchless thermometer, and hand out free masks (branded or holiday themed) to each guest. Have some extras on hand as well just in case they are needed during the event.
Call on Lighthouse Point Yacht Club for your Holiday Party
In the age of COVID-19, everyone wants to socialize and enjoy the holidays. You can plan the perfect corporate holiday party and keep your employees and guests safe with planning and communication. Call on the team at Lighthouse Point Yacht Club to help you plan and execute a successful holiday party this year!