Many companies plan their company holiday parties well ahead of time to ensure a successful party. Organizing a successful and unforgettable company holiday party can be a daunting task, especially after a couple of challenging years where many employees were working remotely. That’s why Boondocks Food & Fun has put together this comprehensive guide on how to plan an unforgettable company holiday party. From choosing the perfect venue to selecting the right entertainment, we’ve got you covered with tips and tricks to make your company holiday party a memorable experience for everyone involved. So let’s get started!

Get Staff Votes

To plan a successful company holiday party, it’s important to consider your staff’s preferences. Ask them directly what kind of activities they enjoy, whether it’s a night of drinks and dancing or an interactive event with games and prizes. By taking their input into account, you’ll be able to plan a party that everyone will enjoy and look forward to. After deciding on the type of event, select a date. Holding it on a Friday or Saturday night ensures that everyone is fully immersed in the spirit. Consider sending a calendar invite or save-the-date message as soon as the date is confirmed, with formal invitations to follow later in the planning process. This allows attendees to plan accordingly and look forward to the upcoming festivities.


As you plan your company holiday party, managing the budget will be a major component. There is a wide range of options available, from low-cost game nights to lavish to expensive galas. It’s important to consider the expenses involved, including the cost of the venue, food, and drinks, and gratuities for any staff working the event. Taking these factors into account and creating a detailed budget will help you stay on track and ensure that your company holiday party is a success without breaking the bank.

Choose A Location

Selecting a venue for your company party doesn’t have to be complicated. Simply determine the type of location you want and begin the process of securing it. Here are a few types of venues to choose from:
            The Office
For smaller crowds, offices can be the perfect location for a day or evening holiday party. If your company has a large enough space, you could even host a party for over a hundred people. Set up an area to serve appetizers, cocktails, and mocktails, and don’t forget to provide party favors. With the right preparations, you can have an enjoyable celebration at your workplace.
            An Event Venue
Let us take the stress out of organizing your company holiday party. Contact us and we’ll provide you with a tailored proposal that includes the best venue options, catering, drinks, and entertainment based on your preferences and budget. Trust us to handle all the details and create a memorable event for your team.  

Arrange Food And Beverages

When it comes to arranging food and beverages for a company holiday party, there are several factors to consider. The first step is to determine the type of food and drink that will be served based on the theme of the party and the preferences of the guests. It’s essential to consider dietary restrictions and offer vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free options. Buffet-style meals and interactive food stations are popular choices as they allow guests to customize their plates. For drinks, consider offering a variety of options, including alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. It’s important to have a sufficient amount of food and drinks to ensure that everyone is well-fed and hydrated throughout the event. If you decide to throw your company holiday party at Boondocks Food & Fun, view our buffet options for catered events where we hold several menu options including gluten-free and vegetarian options.

Plan Entertainment

To make your company holiday party more enjoyable and engaging, it’s a good idea to research and hire appropriate entertainment. Consider the preferences of your team and plan accordingly; a poll can be helpful in this regard. Whether it’s a live band, a magician, or casino tables with dealers, the entertainment should fit the theme and mood of the event. The right entertainment can make the evening memorable and fun, allowing everyone to unwind and enjoy each other’s company in a relaxed atmosphere.


To ensure that your DIY decor is executed flawlessly, it is recommended to start about two weeks before the company holiday party. This will provide enough time to make alternative arrangements if necessary. Even if you’re on a budget, don’t skimp on holiday decorations, as they can make a significant impact on the party’s atmosphere. Allocate some funds in the budget to add a bit of sparkle and cheer, and consider incorporating some festive elements like garlands, lights, and holiday-themed table settings to create a festive ambiance. At Boondocks Food & Fun, we take care of the decorations so that you can focus on having fun at your company holiday party!

Decorate And Set Up

To avoid last-minute stress and surprises, it’s wise to gradually set up the event space at your disposal during the week leading up to the party. This way, you’ll have enough time to make adjustments or come up with alternatives if things don’t go according to plan. Doing so can also make day-of preparations less daunting, as they often end up requiring more time and effort than anticipated.

Remind Your Employees

A week before the party, send a cheerful reminder to your employees that the event is approaching quickly!

Purchase Baked Goods

To ensure that you have all the food and drinks ready for your party, don’t forget to order perishables and desserts in advance, especially if a caterer or chef is not handling it all.

Book Boondocks Food & Fun For Your Company Holiday Party!

Contact our Event Sales team for more information on booking and personalizing your next company holiday party or company picnic!