Hosting a holiday office party is often a daunting task that no one in the company wants to take on. It involves a lot of time, effort, and money in order to pull off a successful one that ‘wows’ your coworkers. In recent years, many companies have simply forgone having any holiday celebrations. At Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse, we believe that office celebrations are a great way to build community and enjoy the season. As one of the best restaurants in Dallas, we want to make sure that your office party is everything you hoped it would be. Here are a few of our tips on how to host a successful holiday party.
Hosting a Holiday Party in Dallas
Skip the Potluck
Potluck office parties can be nice every once in awhile, but at a holiday party people just want to show up and enjoy themselves. There’s enough stress associated with this time of the year as it is. Let someone else do the cooking for you! Our Downtown Dallas steakhouse offers a variety of private dining menus that are sure to please everyone.
Have an Open Bar
Ask anyone who has gone to a wedding or holiday office party and they will tell you that the ones with open bars were always great events. Free flowing alcohol is an easy way to ensure any party is a success. From house wines to a great signature cocktail, people enjoy having a drink and socializing. It’s also a great way to make employees feel appreciated by their employer. We offer several packages for open bars in a variety of price ranges to suit your budget.
Consider the Size of the Party
How many people are going to be there? Are you offering a plus-one option? The number of people attending your gathering will determine your budget and the size of the venue you need. You want the space to be intimate enough for people to easily mingle but large enough so that it doesn’t feel like like a nightclub you went to when you were 21.
Also consider seating arrangements. Will you want several banquet style tables for your private dining experience or maybe a few high-tops? Will you need any reserved tables for important people? Consider all these things when you begin planning your event.
Involve Multiple People
When you’re planning an event for a big, diverse group of people, it’s hard to know what everyone will enjoy. Involving multiple people from different departments in your company is a great way to incorporate ideas you may not have considered otherwise. For example, did you forget a few people in the office that have dietary restrictions? Having a few other people to help with the party planning process helps eliminate the possibility of forgetting major details like this.
Host Your Event at Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse
Our staff will do everything they can to help you execute a fantastic holiday party for your office. We know how important these parties can be and we welcome you to find out more about our many wonderful Dallas private dining packages. Contact us today for more information!