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By K2 Awards & Apparel, Published 01/19/2017

As seasons wind down, you need to start planning a party to remember! How do you ensure that everyone has a good time at your end of season celebration? Follow these steps!

Give Everyone a Job

Offer everyone the opportunity to help with the team party. Ask all the parents how they would like to contribute to planning the party. Before the last games of the season, send an email to the parents listing potential party responsibilities. Some roles for the party might include plates, trophies, coach’s gift, food, drinks, booking the venue, or just pitching in money.

Set a Budget

Set a price point before committing to a venue. If food is involved the amount everyone pitches in will be higher, especially if family members will be coming along. If this is the first year your team is hosting an after season party, ask the parents for an idea on what they are willing to spend. A cheaper option would be an ice cream social, compared to a catered meal at a restaurant. If team awards or custom shirts will be included at the end of season party, factor that into the cost as well.

Pick a Prime Location

Decide what you want to do at the party, and pick a place that compliments that idea. Some venue ideas include outdoor parks, a teammate’s house, the side of the field after a game, or a restaurant. Depending on the agenda, some venues may work better than others for your party. Be sure to pick something that can accommodate all the players and family members who are invited.

Stay Organized

Keep your party planning organized! One helpful tip is to create a roster with phone numbers and the proper spelling of names. Make sure parents have access to this roster as well; it will help them if they plan on ordering team t-shirts or team awards. If food is involved in the after-season party, double check with players and parents about dietary restrictions and allergies. Another way to stay organized when party planning is to send a survey out to parents for potential dates and venues for the party. Use SurveyMonkey or Google Forms to send everyone a survey to their email. Maybe even allow for a comments section so that parents can add suggestions to the party.

Get Awards!

What’s an end of season party without awards to distribute? Discuss favorite games and moments from the season. The players will love reliving the highlights of their season and getting awarded for their hard work. K2 Trophies and Awards carries awards and trophies for almost any sport you can imagine. So whether it’s gymnastics trophies, basketball trophies, or cheerleading trophies that you need to celebrate the end of a season, K2 has you covered.