It’s mid-October and, here in Canada, we celebrated our Thanksgiving a couple of weekends ago. While our neighbours south of the 49th Parallel will celebrate Thanksgiving on November 23rd, retailers have already begun flogging their Christmas and winter holidays wares.
This, despite the fact that Halloween trick-or-treaters won’t be out and about for another week ..now, that’s scary!
From an event planning perspective, though, it’s not too early to begin planning for December’s Christmas, Hanukkah and year-end celebrations.
With many corporate events on calendars for six to eight weeks from now, many EAs, MAs, PAs and office managers responsible for coordinating such events will already have such parties on their brains.
My third annual Weekend Poll on holiday event planning
Readers will see that this weekend’s poll contains similar questions to those I posed in 2015 and 2016. My plan is to provide a comparison between readers’ 2017 plans and budgets with those from 2015 and 2016 – which should give us interesting glimpses into how trends and practices compare year over year.
Are you ready? Here is this weekend’s poll:
How do you manage event planning for the 2017 holiday season?
Please take a couple of minutes to complete the poll below, and I’ll publish results next Tuesday. “Select” whichever responses apply, and remember to CLICK on the “VOTE” ICON AFTER EACH QUESTION.
My answers reflect my planning of a “department” event. The office has an event team plan the larger “formal” events.
Good point, thanks, Elizabeth. There are often multiple holiday events within any given organisation.
The company I worked for has its party at a venue called Main Event. They offer a nice buffet, private banquet room and they get to reserve bowling lanes, billards, laser tag, and everyone in attendance gets a game card to play any of the games available. The cost includes drink tickets for well drinks and unlimited soft drinks.