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Hotel De Anza - Holiday Party Venue

Hotel De Anza Holiday Party Venue

The Hotel De Anza has a variety of options for your holiday event. Whether it's a small group gathering for lunch, appetizers and cocktails, dinner and dancing, or a casino night... Let us handle the details to help you plan a memorable event. . It's never fun to leave the party, so don't! We can arrange special room rates, so you can "stay and play".

Call or email now to start planning!

Josie, Director of Catering
408-494-4725

Our Top 5 Holiday Party Planning Tips...
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1. BOOK EARLY! to get the best dates

Remember the Holiday party season is incredibly busy. Venues start getting booked up as early as July. If you find the ideal venue this year, consider pre-booking it for the following year. More tips from this blog...

2. Keep It Simple

For years our company Christmas party has consisted of taking our contracted employees out to dinner at a nice restaurant. That way we get a great venue that is off-site (very important in my opinion) and great food - and don't have to worry about organizing either of them. All we have to do is book the place and let people know about it. More tips from this blog...

3. Don't disregard details.

Once you have your menu and beverage selections set, don't neglect the other factors that can make your event run smoothly. "Think about things like parking, handicap access, and availability of taxis. You'll want to inform your guests of these details before they arrive," says Fazio, a regular segment contributor to "The View," where he often shares secrets of how everyday Americans can get treated like VIPs. More tips from this blog...

4. Hold Your Party on Neutral Territory

Sometimes the owner of a small business will host a party in his/her home. Although the hospitality may be well intended, I don't think it's the best option. From the owner's standpoint, employees can judge your personal circumstances and make comparisons to their own less lofty digs. From the employees' perspective, it is not as comfortable as a party held on neutral territory. The corporate hierarchy is still apparent when you're on the boss' turf. More tips from this blog...

5. Entertainment and a Party Game Idea

For those who wish to have their employees provide the entertainment, consider a karaoke Holiday party. (This one is my personal favorite.) There are many DJs who specialize in karaoke, and will fill any void by singing themselves. In order to encourage employee participation, offer prizes. In the past, we offered a prize for the worst singer of the night, as well as the best singer. In many cases, the entire company was amazed at the range (or lack of) of some of their fellow employees. More tips from this blog..

Have everyone write one thing about themselves on their nametag that can be true or false and people have to guess as they mingle. The best things to write are true statements that no one would possibly imagine about a person! More tips from this blog...




 

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