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5 Things a DJ Brings to Your Company Holiday Party

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atlanta-holiday-santa-dj_350_259The company holiday party is supposed to be a night of appreciation, networking and entertainment. Somehow the entertainment part always seems to be neglected, leaving employees and their families with a real snoozer of an event. Turning on a radio in the corner just doesn’t count when you’re supposed to be hosting a night of appreciation. What’s worse, there are so many options for entertainment: carolers, DJs, the big, jolly guy himself.

So what’s the advantage of a DJ for entertainment? There are a few key benefits of having a DJ—things the DJ can bring or do at your holiday party:

  • Background music quiet enough for networking. One huge benefit of having a DJ for entertainment at your party is volume control. Having soft background holiday tunes when you need it (and loud dance music when needed) is invaluable for providing a fun, networking event for employees and their families.
  • The ability to make requests of any kind—even in advance of the event. Yes a cover band can take requests, but they are limited by their style of music. Having a DJ allows you to take requests at the event, and even in advance by asking guests on the invitation if there is a song they would like to hear. There’s no limit to what a DJ can play.
  • Fun holiday games and dances. Musical holiday chairs? Freeze games? Classic holiday tunes while Santa gives out presents? A DJ can keep your guests moving with music and games for employees and their families.
  • Gives you an impromptu emcee for your evening. Do you need someone to give instructions for seating guests? Or call out the winner of contests and raffles? Ask your DJ. The DJ can make announcements, direct guests’ attentions to a certain area or assist with event directions.
  • More room for guests. When you’ve got a big crowd and you’re tight on space, a DJ takes up less floor space than a band. That gives you room for your holiday tree, food and any other festivities you dream up.

If you have specific requests for your evening, or have a general idea of the event timeline and festivities in advance of your event, discuss it with your DJ in advance so they can plan accordingly. However, if your event takes an unexpected turn, know that a DJ is flexible enough to roll with your event—and provide entertainment that all your employees remember, and appreciate.

5 Reasons Why Now is THE Holiday Party Planning Time

atlanta-holiday-santa-dj_350_259Company holiday parties have got a bad reputation, eliciting the image of the hungover employee waking up to termination based on a loose tongue or a lame affair employees are forced to attend. If you want your employees and co-workers to develop a new image of your company holiday party, don’t procrastinate. Planning early for your corporate party is not wasted efforts, it’s essential—and for very good reasons:

  • Holiday party planning takes time. This isn’t an idle warning. Whether your party is for 50 or 5,000, planning for a fun, memorable holiday party requires research and planning. The caterer, DJ, decorations, accommodations for guests with special needs, parking…every detail takes careful research, phone calls, emails and time.
  • Venue decisions need to be booked well in advance. Deciding the right location for your holiday party is essential to finalizing other party details, and popular venues are typically reserved well in advance. If you don’t have a final date, you can set that detail based on open dates at your preferred venue. Remember, you need to know the location to tell the printer for the invitations, the caterer for food and the DJ for entertainment. The cost of the venue is also a large part of your budget, so once you know the final cost you finalize other details based on the state of your party budget.
  • Save money by booking early, and get the best value for your company budget. Booking details well in advance means you can get early bird rates and discounts. Even if your party isn’t until January or February, vendors tend to run holiday specials now to accommodate December customers. Get the most for your budget by locking in the deals now.
  • You can still reserve the best DJ. If you want to create a pleasant holiday atmosphere for networking or a dance party that your co-workers and their significant others enjoy, contact the in-demand DJ’s now. The best DJ’s are booked early simply because they’re excellent at what they do.
  • You have high expectations to meet. A holiday party is more than an excuse for a festive event, it’s an opportunity to show appreciation to your employees and co-workers. Consider an enjoyable company holiday party a retention benefit. Create a fun night they won’t forget, and give them another reason to keep working for your company.