Ack! You’ve Just Been Told You’re Responsible for the Company Party. Now What Do You Do?

Ack! You’ve Just Been Told You’re Responsible for the Company Party. Now What Do You Do? on

Because the office that plays together stays together!

So, you work in an office. And the office is your life. We totally get it. You spend most of your waking hours in the office with your coworkers. The last thing you want to do is disappoint them! So, when you’re told you’re in charge of the next big party, things get serious. I mean, you don’t want to screw this up — you see these people every day! If this is you, don’t fear. Here’s your guide to throwing the best office party ever. You can bet your favorite highlighters and that impressively powerful desktop stapler on it!

1. Take a quick survey

The first step to throwing a party everyone would enjoy is to start with their opinions via a quick and optional survey. Those who take the time to give you their opinions about the party will reap the benefits — and those who don’t won’t have a say. It’s just that easy. Get their vote on things like music preferences, favorite games, and door prizes. Including everyone in the process means they’re sure to be happy campers.

2. Get your budget — and stick with it

There’s nothing worse than planning an elaborate celebration and realizing you don’t have the funds to cover it all. That’s why starting out knowing your budget is the way to go. That way, you can plan everything accordingly — passing up a few ideas, prizes, and vendors along the way if they don’t meet your budget requirements.

3. Set your priorities

The next thing you’ll want to do after you’ve got your budget is to set your priorities. That means you’ve got to create a hierarchy of things most important to you and your coworkers for the event. Is it super important to have a DJ, or will a playlist do? Does everyone in the office tend to have a sweet tooth? Make quality, delicious desserts a priority.

4. Start booking your vendors

Depending on the time of year, vendor schedules start to fill up pretty quickly. Whether it’s the holidays or wedding season, vendors are sometimes booked months in advance for events. That’s why you don’t want to wait when it comes to your office party. Get that step out of the way and let the rest of the party planning come together right after that part’s over.

Cold Stone Catering of South Florida: Making office parties better than ever

If you’re thinking about having your office party catered, then why not consider Cold Stone of South Florida? Not only are we a locally owned and operated branch of Cold Stone (meaning we care about our community), but we also strive to bring you the best quality desserts possible. And we make them in-house daily! With our endless flavor combos and great customer service, there’s bound to be something for everyone. Contact us today so we can chat about your customized dessert menu.