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Top 5 Reasons to Host your Holiday Party in January

Holiday Party, Seattle Events, New Year PartyAnne Hulett
Seattle private holiday party

The holiday season is in full swing and we don’t want you to miss your opportunity to shine merry and bright as the hostess with the mostess.  Is planning a holiday party still on your “to do” list or do you feel like you should host a holiday party this year?  Instead of scrambling at the last-minute during the busy holiday season and competing for peak December dates, event hosts and planners should consider kicking off the new year with a stand out bash.

Hosting a “holiday” party in January may sound bizarre, but it is becoming a popular and smart trend.  Here are the top 5 reasons why it is best to hold off on your hosting duties until after Christmas and New Years have passed.

1.     Venue and Vendor Availability

Don’t be one of the many party planners worried about booking the perfect venue for the perfect date this year.  Booking your favorite venue and vendors during the high demand holiday season can be challenging for your date of choice before the New Year.  Popular venues get booked up fast and are often reserved as much as a year in advance. Even if you are able to book a spot on an off night, finding a date that works for all of your guests, vendors, and the venue is near impossible.  If you wait to host your party to kick-off January right, you’ll find the venue, vendor and date options endless.

2.     Increased Attendance

December schedules are already jam-packed with parties and family and friend obligations.  People start feeling the holiday party burnout around the third week in December.  Instead of squeezing in another traditional year-end bash, look ahead and plan an event to celebrate the New Year. When January hits, people are more rested, the holiday frenzy has settled down and people are more motivated to gather together welcoming events on their lighter social schedules.  You also have a better chance of getting more prominent guests at your party and less pop in and out attendees which is a different story in December.  Besides people actually being able to come to the event, it’s for everybody and more inclusive for those that don’t celebrate Christmas.

3.     Spend Less with a Bigger Budget

In addition to guest availability, companies and event planners have bigger budgets to work with in the New Year.  Venues and vendors are also less expensive in January so you can save money or spend more on making the party bigger and better.

4.     More Decorative Options

Hosting your party after the holidays opens up a lot of paths you can take for the event theme and style.  You aren’t restricted by the holidays and you can be the first host to incorporate 2018 event color and décor trends.

5.     Incorporate 2018 Event Trends

Here’s your opportunity to take your attendee experience to the next level and show your guests that you are up to date on the newest and most impressive event trends.  Incorporate trends that are popular New Year’s resolutions such as health, mindfulness, giving, gratitude and sustainability and you are guaranteed to receive bonus points and happy guests.

Top Event Trends in 2018:

·      Non-traditional locations and unique venues

·      Personalized and intimate experiences

·      Advanced event technology

·      Extravagant décor- balloons, mixing metals and millennial pink

·      Thoughtful sustainability

·      Nostalgia- connect emotionally

·      Custom and local elements

·      Incorporate mindfulness and leisure activities

Set a positive tone for the coming year and treat your event as a celebration of the holiday season closing.  Your guests will be more engaged and interested in relaxing and enjoying the party.

2018 Seattle Event Trends

We have two fabulous exclusive events planned for you in the Seattle area with January dates available:

  1. Lodges on Vashon Corporate Retreat
  2. World Trade Center Seattle Private Reception

‘Tis the Season to Celebrate! Secrets to Hosting a Last Minute Holiday Party

Holiday Party, Seattle EventsAnne HulettComment
Seattle Holiday Party

The holiday season is coming up quickly, and there’s a lot of pressure to host a great party. We get how easy it is to forget about it, or get too busy. You don’t have to stress though-- there’s still time to plan a holiday party that people will be talking about for years with some helpful tips from the pros here at SHW.

You can still get the perfect date, even at the last minute

You’d be surprised that several venues still have availability in December so don’t hesitate to ask hot spots in your area.  You can also explore doing a holiday luncheon instead of an evening event and inquire about other time slots on prime dates to host.  If December dates are full at your favorite venue, look into January dates.  Hosting a holiday party in January to kick off the New Year is becoming more popular since it doesn’t compete with guests’ holiday schedules and the holiday party rush.

Outsource, let the experts do all of the work

Use an event planning company.  They do this all day, everyday, and have the inside scoop on the best places to throw a party and the connections to lock in prime dates.  Take advantage of their deep industry relationships and experience to make holiday party procrastinators into heroes.

Purchase pre-planned holiday gatherings designed for people just like you! has already locked dates for you to choose from featuring exclusive Seattle venues that include all of your event essentials and standout holiday touches.

Choose nontraditional venues

Think outside the box and rent a loft, studio or warehouse space and focus on creating a festive and cozy atmosphere with décor, lighting, and music. 

Add unique holiday touches

You can add special touches to make your holiday party stand out and get your guests in the holiday spirit.  A few of our favorites are:

  • "Baby It's Cold Outside" Espresso and Hot Chocolate Bar 
  • Smore’s Bar 
  • Santa Claus Impersonator 
  • Christmas Carolers 
  • Snow Machine 
  • Ice Sculpture 
  • Novelty Gifts
  • Signature Holiday Cocktails

Are you planning a holiday party for your group in Seattle?  BienVenue just released this year’s lineup of professionally curated, no-stress holiday event packages with you in mind.  If planning a holiday party is still on your “to-do” list, BienVenue has you covered and handles everything for your special event (personal or corporate) from purchase to completion.    Their event experts are standing by to discuss the details of these amazing and seamless pre-planned holiday gatherings with you.

BienVenue Holiday Event Packages Available for Purchase:

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but we know it moves fast and understand the stress that can come with planning last minute holiday parties.  This year will be the holiday entertaining season that you actually enjoy just as much as your guests!