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Summer is just around the corner and almost no one is thinking about the holidays. This is the BEST time for you to start planning your family or company holiday party! Why? Because no one else is doing this and this is a great advantage for you! Let's discuss a few reasons why.
1. Book the Perfect Venue and Save!
If you're planning your holiday party early, you won't have to worry about the mad rush to find an open venue. The early bird gets the worm, is definitely true in this case. If you start planning before Labor Day, you'll beat everyone else and you may be able to save some money doing it! Venues and event vendors like to fill up their calendar early, so they may be more willing to work with your budget if they have nothing else booked, yet! We already booked 2 holiday parties, 2 months ago! Kudos to those early planners! :)
2. Plenty of Planning Time
Holiday parties are a big deal and they take a lot of planning. Sure, you can certainly plan a holiday party at the last minute, but you'll be forced to book the only venue, catering, entertainment, etc., that are open. This puts you in a bad spot. For one, they may be open for a reason (they may not be everyone's first choice) and two, they can pretty much charge you any rate they want, since they know you are planning at the last minute and need to book someone ASAP! This gives them full control of the situation, and you don't want that!
3. Book the Best Entertainment
When it comes to holiday parties, the entertainment you book is very important. Whether you're booking a DJ, photo booth rental, or whatever your needs are, the earlier you book, the better. You've spent months planning this party, and once dinner is done, you want your entertainment to keep your guests happy and entertained, all the way until the end of the night! Nothing is worse than having everyone leave early! Book great entertainment to be sure that your guests have a great time!
4. Save Money
As we mentioned earlier, businesses like to fill up their calendars, so if you approach them in June, about a December event, they will be much more likely to work with your budget. Not many weddings are happening in December, so vendors usually book mostly holiday parties during December. Again, the earlier you book, the better chance you'll have to save money! Speaking of savings, let's discuss the last topic that is a very frequently asked question.
Are Holiday Parties Tax Deductible?
When it comes to taxes, we're certainly not the experts. However, we do our research as it applies to our field. The tax code was recently revised, and it can certainly be confusing. It's hard to tell what is tax deductible, what is not, and if some things are only 50% tax deductible. Here's the latest info, as explained by Bench.co website. Basically, a company wide party is 100% tax deductible! Here's a picture with the new tax code changes, as they relate to holiday parties.
We hope this article has been helpful. As always, please feel free to leave us your comments, feedback, or ask any questions, and we'll be happy to help!
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"Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the wa..." wait a minute, it's already almost the holidays?? Yes, it is! We're getting a lot of holiday party DJ and photo booth inquiries, and kudos to those early planners! Most people, however, wait until October and are scrambling to find a venue, entertainment, catering, etc. If you're reading this, then you're already planning and that's great! :)
Most of the time, by the time we get booked, the holiday party committee has already made the major decisions, such as where the party will be and the food that will be served. Sometimes, the planning committee already has a theme, too! We just got booked for a James Bond themed event, recently. We're looking forward to that one! :) For those of you that do not have a theme, or entertainment ideas for the holiday party, we're writing this article to help give you some great ideas! So, let's get to the list!
These are just a few ideas that you can add to your next holiday party or event. You can actually add many of these ideas to your wedding, party, quinceanera, or event. Be sure to plan early, since there are hundreds of other companies and people, planning their holiday parties and events, too!
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