Now that the world is getting back to a new normal, it won’t be long before companies begin getting their employees together again – both for work and play. Here’s our step-by-step guide to planning a corporate party in Dripping Springs. 

Pick the day and date: Both day and date should be your first step. Keep in mind that depending on the employees you’ll be inviting, other obligations may take precedence. Have staff with a lot of young children? Saturdays may be taken up by sports commitments. If many of your employees are churchgoers, a Sunday morning get together won’t be the best idea. No matter what their other obligations, many employees may not want to commit to interrupting their weekends, so mid-week after work parties are a popular option. Time of year is also an important consideration, especially if you’ll be choosing an outdoor venue for your corporate party.

Decide on your budget: Whether it’s your decision or someone higher up in your work hierarchy, deciding on a budget early on in the planning process will help avoid unpleasant surprises. 

Who to invite: Now that you’ve figured out how much you can spend, you also need to decide who to invite. Will it be the entire company or a just a specific division? Are spouses and significant others going to be included? How about children? Once you have a rough idea of how many people are coming, you’re ready for your next major decision.

Where: There are myriad event venues in Dripping Springs, most of which are focused on weddings. At Dreamland, our focus is fun for everyone, making our venue an ideal option for corporate events in Dripping Springs. A range of activities will keep the party entertaining and engaging and our staff will work with you to make your party one to remember. 

Communicate your plans: As soon as you’ve decided when and where you will want to share the plans with your employees so they can plan to attend. A company-wide email, personal invitations and posters in the breakroom are all options for sharing information about the party. In the weeks leading up to your event, you’ll want to remind employees about the party and a quick email a few days before is a great idea as well. 

Hungry? Your party guests will be too. Work with your venue to decide what your event’s menu will look like. Keep in mind that your employees and their guests may have very different ideas of what’s delicious, so offering a few options to choose from is always a good idea to keep everyone happy.

Drinks, anyone? For many people, a party without alcohol is just a meeting, so adult beverages are probably part of your plans. Your corporate culture and policies may dictate whether you offer a free-flowing open bar, expect employees to pay for their own alcohol or provide something in between, such as one or two drinks per person. With dozens of options for wine and beer on tap, Dreamland can keep the party flowing no matter what payment option you choose.

Confirm the details a few weeks in advance: Savvy event planners always confirm the details a few weeks – and a few days – before the event. It’s also a good idea to make sure everyone is clear on the expectations and any policies you need to be aware of. 

Enjoy yourself: You’ve done all the work, don’t forget to enjoy the fun!

If you are looking for an ideal location for a corporate party in Dripping Springs, you’ve found one at DreamlandATX. Click here to contact our event staff and start planning your party today.