Tips for Throwing a Successful Corporate Holiday Party

Throwing a successful corporate holiday party is not an easy task. You want your employees to enjoy themselves, but your company likely has other objectives as well. With a variety of private and semi-private rooms and award-winning food and drink menus, Ruth’s Chris is one of the best places to throw an office holiday party. Now, our seasoned private dining managers and event professionals are offering up their expert advice in helping you create the most successful corporate event for your own company. Read below for tips on throwing a holiday party that everyone will rave about for years to come!

Make a Guest List

The guest list is the most important jumping off point for any event you are planning. Are you including the whole company? Specific departments? Clients? Spouses and significant others? You’ll need an accurate guest list so you can look for the right sized venue for your corporate holiday party. Ruth’s Chris restaurants, for example, can accommodate a wide variety of different sized events. While some restaurants have larger facilities that can accommodate up to 300 guests, others are more intimate and top out at about 50 guests. You will need to have a good estimate of your party size before you can choose the right venue for your party, so creating the perfect guest list is essential.

Be Aware of Your Budget

Once you have the guest list in hand, you will need to confirm your budget for the event. You will then need to decide how to break that budget down. Categories include:
  • Venue
  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Entertainment
  • Gifts

Carefully Select a Location

Holding the party in your office may seem like the most convenient choice, but it may not be the best choice for your office holiday party. Also, once you consider space limitations and company policies, it may not even be an option. You’ll want to seek out a venue that is both conveniently located and easily accessible for your party guests and can also accommodate your plans for the party. At Ruth’s Chris, our event teams will help you select the right sized private event space and think through the setup of the party.

Choose a Convenient Date

When your goal is to throw a successful corporate holiday party, you’ll want to make sure as many employees as possible can attend. The holiday season can be a very busy time for most people, so to ensure your party has a good turn-out, you may want to consider the following:
  • Pick your date well in advance and ask your employees to save it on their calendars.
  • Hold the party during office hours to avoid potential conflicts.
  • Choose a date that falls earlier in December rather than later in the month when many people travel or have other obligations.

Serve a Variety of Food that Meets All Dietary Needs

Your guests will expect the food to be the shining star at your corporate holiday party. So, you’ll want to be sure to provide options that meet the dietary needs of all your employees. Ruth’s Chris offers a variety of private dining menus and we are always glad to work with you to make sure we meet your guests’ special dietary needs.

Book Your Corporate Holiday Party at Ruth’s Chris

Let Ruth’s Chris help you throw a successful, festive and fun corporate holiday party to show your employees how much they are valued for their work, loyalty and perseverance. Contact the private dining manager at your nearest Ruth’s Chris Steak House restaurant and get the party planning process started today!