If you haven’t hosted a client party yet this year, the holidays provide the perfect opportunity to host one for your A+ and A clients. Client parties give you a chance to express your gratitude to your clients, while giving your clients the opportunity to network with others in the community. A great holiday party doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are three holiday client party ideas sure to fit any budget:
Hey, Big Spender: Formal holiday Soirée
A black tie or semi-formal affair is a great way to end the year and thank your best clients for their referrals. Rent space at an upscale restaurant or hotel ballroom; hire a local caterer to devise a menu for the event and have a photographer on hand to take candid and staged shots of your guests. While a formal party takes a bit of planning, your guests will be blown away by the level of thought you put into it.
For large parties, with or without children: Festive buffet
Buffets are a great option for large parties, where guests can choose from a variety of foods and nearly everyone’s dietary needs are met—even those of finicky children. Have a separate table for holiday desserts like gingerbread cookies, cakes, candy and other sweet treats. If you choose to invite children to the party, be sure to organize fun activities or games to keep them occupied (and their parents happy) such as pin the hat on the snowman or organize a table for gingerbread decorating.
For a wallet-friendly fête: Down home potluck
If your database is large or you’re on a budget, a potluck might be the best option that will allow you to celebrate with most of your database. Supply the beverages and have your guests bring their favorite dishes to share. Spice it up with a theme or contest, such as “ugliest sweater” or “most holiday cheer” and offer prizes such as movie tickets or a gift certificate to a local restaurant.
Party planning tip: Set up a Facebook event for your party or send your invitations through evite.com. This will give your guests an idea of who’s coming to the party.
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