It is quite commonly encountered out there that people associate the corporate world with a certain degree of formality and rigidness when it comes to the rules of the company itself. While this may be true, it is also true that corporation have become less strict when it comes to some of their rules nowadays and that they may surprise you with that.
Throwing a corporate party is definitely not easy and if organizing this party has fallen on your shoulders, then you know that you will somehow have to make everything blend together harmoniously: fun and business, formal and informal. This is not an easy task for anyone out there, but with a bit of attention to detail, you will be able to handle it.
The most important thing you should keep in mind is the target “audience” of your party. Will it be a party thrown just for the executives or other employees of the company will attend it as well? Even more, will this be a party that celebrates a certain event, such as the anniversary of the company or Christmas? These things will dictate many of your decisions from now on, as they stand at the basis of throwing any kind of party out there.
The fact that this is a corporate party should not mean that there should not be any kind of entertainment. Nowadays, many corporations out there choose more informal ways of entertaining their guests and sometimes they even hire bands or various types of entertainers for this purpose (stand-up comedians, for example).
Furthermore, never forget about the fact that the food served at the party (and the drinks as well) should be suitable for everyone there. Think of lactose-intolerant, gluten-intolerant and vegetarian workmates and you will be able to find the right menu so that everybody has something to eat and drink.
If you want this particular party to be truly memorable, then you should also think of hiring a corporate video production company. Professional videos will add up to the entire party and they will make for something the employees will not forget very soon. Although you can ask someone to shoot a simple video, it will not be comparable with what a professional camera man can do with his/her skills and with his/her equipment. The quality of the sound, the quality of the image and even the way in which the video is shoot (the storyline, for example) will all make for a great “souvenir” to keep.