While it's ideal to plan your office holiday party well ahead of time, sometimes that's not possible. Maybe the task was delegated to you at the last minute, or you were so busy with work that the holiday party snuck up on you. Whatever the case, these tips will make planning your office holiday party a breeze, even if you only have a few days to plan:

Opt for Full-Service Party Rentals

Instead of running from store to store to gather everything you need for your holiday party, find a full-service party rental company in your city. Party rentals allow you to easily rent nearly everything you need for your party, including tables, chairs, tablecloths, and serving dishes. You can even rent holiday decor to make your party more festive. Best of all, since you are going through a party rental company, your party supplies can be dropped off and set up for you for a nominal fee to save even more time.

Choose Online Catering

For many people, the delicious catered food is the highlight of their office party. Instead of planning an entire sit-down dinner, go for small bites, appetizers, and other party food that is easy to eat while mingling.

To make things as easy as possible, choose online catering through a website like Seamless, which connects your office to tons of local catering companies in your area. Simply choose your catering company, make selections from their menu, and enter your payment details and the time and location of your holiday party. Your food will arrive hot and ready to serve just as your holiday party begins.

Don't Be Afraid to Delegate

Large tasks like planning an entire holiday party become much more manageable when you divvy up the work and delegate to trusted staff members. One way to do this is to ask for volunteers to form a last minute holiday party committee. Let the volunteers sign up for tasks they're interested in. You can have one team member send out the invitations (stick to email for this since the party is coming up quickly), one employee can book the venue, another can make arrangements for the party rentals to be delivered and picked up, etc. 

Planning a last minute office holiday party doesn't have to be super stressful. By delegating as much as possible and following these tips, you can ensure that your last minute holiday party goes off without a hitch.

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