To have a successful, fun office party, it’s important to have a plan. Planning for a Christmas office party can be tough because there are so many fun things you could do. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the amount of parties and events going on at this time of year. That’s why we have put together these tips to help you plan your perfect holiday office party. Whether you go all out or keep it simple, these tips will help you stay organized and have an event your coworkers will never forget!
Plan your party
Don’t go all out and over schedule your party. You want the party to be fun for everyone and not rushed. If you are an ambitious planner, you might be tempted to plan for the whole office or even have guest lists, but wait. Being organized is key when it comes to planning a party. Think about what you have available. Do you have a space where you can have a few different rooms for games and activities? Do you have a large enough space for a live band or a DJ? How long is your party? If it’s 2 hours, would you be okay with a smaller group if you could stay longer? Remember, the party doesn’t need to last until the next work day, but you do want to make sure that people have a good time. Make a guest list It’s crucial that you think about who will be at the party and what they like.
Food and drink
Make it festive with sweet treats, punch, and other tasty goodies. The more treats and drinks you have, the better! Decorate the office Make it festive! Add decorations to make it feel like the holiday season. If you have a smaller office, do something big like putting lights on the building. You can also have a piñata for kids at the party. Set up a game for everyone to play. Keep it simple Don’t get overwhelmed. Decide on the food you want to serve and make sure you have enough so no one goes hungry. Limit alcohol and alcoholic drinks for those who are underage. Ask for volunteers to help decorate the office and help set up. There you have it! A list of tips on how to host the perfect holiday party in the office.
One of the easiest ways to make your office party different is by putting up some festive decorations. You can get paper garland to drape across the room, buy a few white lights to hang from the ceiling and ornaments to display on your door. Don’t forget to dress up the lobby area with some Christmas lights and wreaths. Food Whether you go with a traditional Christmas food like hors d’oeuvres or a more casual feel with hot apple cider and donuts, there are a few easy ways to get your party started. Food can be a great way to start off your party and make people feel relaxed and welcome. Bring in something fresh and healthy like a baked fresh fruit basket. You can also try going a little more exotic like doing sushi platters or even baked goods.
Your holiday office party should be a place to let your hair down, have fun, and spend some quality time with your co-workers. While you can’t put a price on quality time with your coworkers, you can work with your budget and figure out what you can and can’t do. There is nothing wrong with doing something simple like watch a holiday movie or something like that. If you want to go big on the entertainment, it might be worth taking a look at the different company websites. At the very least, you can hire a DJ or an impromptu magician. While there are a ton of different options, here are a few of our favorites: Listening to a string quartet: Countless offices host a performance by a local group of string players.
You’ve been preparing for your office holiday party for weeks, and it’s finally the day! Be prepared for everyone who stops by to find you celebrating and ready to party. To have a successful party, try our tips and tricks above.