It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
The holiday season is a wonderful time to thank employees for their hard work throughout the year. Corporate groups may also decide to host a holiday party for customers and partners who have supported their business.
However, if not properly planned, businesses can waste significant time and money on holiday parties.
To help corporate groups host a memorable event that delivers true value to the company, CLI Groups is sharing five tips for the most memorable holiday party! We have helped hundreds of corporate groups find the best entertainment, decor, menus, and so much more for their holiday parties. We do it all! Contact our team today to learn about our holiday season specials.
Read below for holiday party ideas both in Las Vegas, the home to our headquarters, as well as any city across the nation.
- Choose a creative theme
With so many traditions, color schemes, and characters as part of the holiday season, it’s important to choose a creative, yet classy theme. We recommend corporate clients focus on elegant color schemes such as deep red and glitzy gold and keep decor bold yet simple.
Another simple theme to help set the mood for a holiday party is a winter wonderland. At CLI, we use creative elements to set our events apart, such as custom gobo’s with special messaging and logos, or interactive decor pieces. Either way, your guests should be transported from their day-to-day and invited to truly enjoy the memorable event!
- Host a non-denominational event
To keep the holiday corporate event as inclusive as possible, avoid multiple traditions from one specific holiday. Helping people feel comfortable is all part of a successful event! At CLI, we’ve helped corporate groups select cross-cultural food stations to include holiday favorites from a variety of holidays and traditions. This creative menu option also serves a great conversation starter and networking tool.
- Select the best venue possible
Here in Las Vegas, we are fortunate to constantly have new venue options to help our repeat clients host unique holiday events each year. Even when the venue isn’t new, hotels and off-strip properties are always reinventing dining space. Rivea is an amazing venue that boasts unforgettable Stripviews and reinvented itself to offer an exquisite holiday party setting.
Especially important is flexibility with the venue you select. We help our clients choose locations with opportunities for unique, creative menus at cost-effective prices. Separate spaces for holiday photo booths as well as entrances that allow for an efficient event flow are important for any good venue.
- Include entertainment
If you’ve hosted a corporate holiday event in the past, you already know guests attend for the food and the entertainment! The right event emcee, great sound and lighting, and music that will encourage guest dancing and enjoyment are crucial for a festive holiday party. We recommend corporate event coordinators leverage our existing relationships with entertainers across the country to get the best deal on live music or DJ entertainment.
- Don’t forget the group announcement
After working hard to bring the entire holiday event together, don’t forget to use the time to share powerful company updates and messages with guests. Whether it’s customer loyalty appreciation or employee recognition, addressing the group during a welcome message unites guests. We at CLI can also help corporate groups write their messages and provide direction for timing and delivery!
How can CLI help?
No matter what type of holiday party your company plans to host this year, we at CLI Groups hope these tips help you plan a successful event. Need creative event ideas for entertainment, decor, menus, or help with transportation? We do it all. Contact our team today to learn about our holiday season specials!