Sure, hosting a party for your employees can cost money and time (and we all know time is money) but take a few moments to consider the ways an office party can benefit your business in the long run.
Not to mention, you might be list most or all of the expenses on your taxes. (Check with your accountant or lawyer; I am not either).
All the rates are listed on my pricing page. That same page also has a detailed list of what’s included with the standard DJ booking, as well as some optional upgrades.
Not sure if an office party is a good idea? Here are some thoughts to consider.
Q: Will people be too busy to attend?
It’s a possibility, no doubt. The holidays are a busy time of the year, so it’s virtually impossible to select a date that will garner 100% attendance. Some companies now hold their holiday parties after the holidays. Here are just two great benefits of a “post-holiday party.”
Party venues aren’t as busy after New Year’s. You’ll have more options for dates and locations, rather than being forced to “settle” for the only venue in town that still has a banquet room available on one of the precious few Saturday nights between Thanksgiving and Christmas . And you’re likely to get a higher turnout because your employees won’t have as many conflicts (like going to their significant other’s company party) preventing them from attending.
Q: Is the company legally responsible if employees drive drunk after the party?
Ultimately, that’s an issue to discuss with your lawyer. I am not a lawyer, so I can’t offer legal advice as to whether responsibility lies with you, the venue, or the bartenders. But here are some “idea starters” you can use if you’re concerned about guests overindulging:
Q: What about employees who might be offended by religious music?
Just because you’re throwing a “holiday” party doesn’t mean we NEED to play religious music. A few weeks before your party, we’ll hold a Planning Meeting to discuss the details of your party and the types of music to be played.
Q: Aren’t office parties expensive?
They certainly can be, but they don’t need to be. With careful planning, you’ll find options for every budget. For example, hiring a DJ (like me) is usually less expensive than a live band. Here are some other cost-controlling strategies:
When you’re ready to book, contact me with some basic information about your event. I’ll respond within 48 hours to let you know if I’m available on the date you want, and I’ll tell you exactly how much it would cost.
Anything I didn’t cover? I’ll be happy to answer your questions! Email or call (315)542-2112.