Impress Your Boss: Mistakes To Avoid In Planning Your Next Corporate Event

July 6, 2018

It takes time, effort, and imagination to plan an excellent get together with your colleagues and bosses. To a particularly inexperienced planner, this could translate to a certain a certain degree of stress. What can you do to make sure you won’t mess up?

From picking the perfect San Diego event venue to finalizing the vital logistics of the event, here are mistakes to avoid in planning your next company holiday party.

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Mistake #5: Not Enough Space For Guests

Being the marketing rockstar that you are, you might’ve been a little too carried away with the event promotions. So on the day of your party, you find out you have to fit five-hundred people into one small holiday party venue. Yikes.

Save yourself the trouble and just book your event with Carnitas’ Snack Shack. Our 9,840 sq. ft. open air San Diego venue can accommodate your party of 10 or 510. We’re located next to a public park so there’s lot definitely lots of space to move around. In case you need it, we have areas for games, performances and other activities too.

Mistake #4: Running Out Of Food

What’s the worst thing that can happen to any party? Two words: Hungry guests.

When people aren’t fed good food, they usually get cranky, restless and grumpy. It’s important to serve good grub and to have enough servings for everyone.

Don’t worry. Carnitas’ Snack Shack is here to help you keep you and your guests’ bellies happy. We can help you plan a menu that matches your preferences. Some best sellers are our Triple Threat Pork Sandwich, Fries, and Fish Tacos. We have great desserts too!

Mistake #3: Choosing A Boring Holiday Party Venue

Yeah, you have a conference room in your office, but do you really think your colleagues would want to party there? Why not choose an awesome outdoor San Diego venue where you can really relax and let loose?

You won’t run out of things to do at the Embarcadero. We have pretty cool neighbors, so your guests can be entertained after your event. Your colleagues can even plan to visit the Maritime or Midway Museums after. In case guests are flying in, there are some hotels are nearby such as the Candlewood Suites, Marriott Marquis, and the Westin San Diego.

It’s a big plus that we’re easily accessible by foot, by car or by public transportation.

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Mistake #2: No Entertainment

It’s a big mistake to book an event space San Diego with no options or areas for entertainment. You have to keep the crowd interested and engaged so that they won’t leave early. Plan games or performances that will keep everyone entertained. And make sure you handle the logistics of everything so that there won’t be a defective microphone or a wrong cord connector.

We have the right equipment and enough space for all your games and activities. We can even help you find a musician if you need one. Just let us know what you need and we’ll help you make it happen.

Mistake #1: Not Having a Plan B

Sometimes, things don’t go as planned. You have to make sure that there are alternatives so that you guests won’t feel lost and confused during the event. Having a plan B will save you from a lot of trouble.

If your party ends early or your group wants to do more bonding afterwards, there is a lot you can do in the Embarcadero area. If you’re in the mood for an adventure, you can enjoy a 30-minute high speed ride at the Patriot Jet Boat. You’re even welcome to just stay at our outdoor bar and enjoy people watching with a drink in hand.

Ready to plan your party? We’re excited to help you!