It's not too early to plan the work Christmas party

It might still officially be summer, but it appears the country is already gearing up for Christmas – with thoughts turning to the work party.

With a little over 100 days to go, Christmas cards are starting to appear in shops, decorations are sneakily being hung up and Harrods has opened its festive department.

That’s not all – supermarket giant, ASDA, has erected Christmas Grottoes across its chain, reports. While this delights the children, the grottoes are actually an advertisement for ASDA’s savings card scheme, encouraging shoppers to ‘start saving for the festive season’ in good time. 

Christmas can be costly and burdensome, thus making plans well ahead of December can save a lot of unnecessary stress and expense. That’s certainly true when it comes to booking the corporate Christmas party.

According to, it’s never too early to think about organising this much-anticipated social gathering, especially if large groups need to be accommodated. With many factors to consider, it’s essential to do this well in advance. To ensure a successful bash, the news site has provided some helpful tips for those tasked with organising the work do.

Firstly, organisers should visit venues to determine whether they meet requirements in terms of facilities on offer and suitability. Secondly, organisers ought to bear location in mind and investigate transport options, i.e. is the venue situated near a station or is there parking? 

Thirdly, organisers are advised to confirm a date after choosing the venue, as deals might be found if the party is held mid-week, rather than on Thursday or Friday. Lastly, to make things all together much more easy, it is recommended that organisers select a venue that can supply catering, music, drink, etc in addition to the physical space, as ‘fewer suppliers will help manage the event’.