25 Details Every Holiday Party Planner Must Confirm

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Holiday season is upon us, and it’s time once again to get the annual party machine rolling. Whether you’ve volunteered for the holiday party committee or been unceremoniously assigned the task, attention must now be focused on making the event a reality.

Whether you’re an experienced professional or a first-time amateur, here are 25 details you MUST confirm to help ensure your office holiday party is a success:

  1. Budget
  2. Venue location & capacity
  3. Invitations/RSVP
  4. Guest arrival time
  5. Whether to invite spouses/significant others
  6. Food & beverage menu
  7. Whether to serve alcohol
  8. Activities, if applicable
  9. Speeches – who will be giving them, and when
  10. Vendor load-in time
  11. Transportation/parking situation
  12. Decorations
  13. A/V run-through
  14. Attire
  15. Music
  16. Signage
  17. VIP arrangements for executives/special guests
  18. Seating assignments, if applicable
  19. Reveal of annual bonus, if applicable
  20. Surprises, appearances and/or performances
  21. Awards/gifts/favors
  22. Full event run-of-show
  23. Contact info for other planners/key individuals
  24. Final venue/vendor payments
  25. Event end time/venue curfew

Feel free to add your own details to confirm in the comments section below!

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