Fifty percent of all workers dread their employee Christmas party. Don’t let your’s be part of that number.
An employee party is supposed to be a fun way to bring your team together, build morale, and strengthen coworker relations. But many employees hate the idea of standing around nursing a drink after work hours.
But there are things you can do to ensure your event is a success. If your party is working off of a small budget, then make sure that you spend enough time planning where those dollars will go.
So read on, we’ve got all the tips you need to throw a memorable shindig that will be talked about for years to come.
Create a Committee
In order to ensure your party meets the expectations of all your employees, you should put together a committee of people from different parts of your company to work together and plan the event.
By creating a committee, you pass on the baton and open up your party planning to many new and creative ideas. They can decide what to do with the office furniture during the party. Plus, you never know who has a brother who is a DJ or who has an uncle who makes adult-themed balloon animals.
Set a Goal for Your Employee Party
While throwing a Christmas party every year should be a goal in of itself, in order to have a successful event you need to decide what you are focusing on so you know where to put your dollars.
For example, if you are trying to build relations between subordinates and bosses, then you shouldn’t host the party at an executives house. The other employees will look at their circumstances and compare.
Don’t Forget the Details
When you consider your office party, don’t just set aside a chunk of change for bottles of liquor and hope everyone drinks themselves into having a good time.
Focus on the details, what kind of event makes sense for your employees? Are they more inclined to enjoy something edgy like a trendy dance club, or something more wholesome like a day go carting or at an arcade?
Next, you need to think about transportation. If your employees are going to be drinking, you don’t want them to have to drive anywhere. Consider giving all your employees vouchers for Lyft or Uber or hiring a bus to take everyone from your office to the location of the party and back.
Food and Drink
Your budget will primarily drive your food and drink selection. But if you want something more elegant on a pizza budget, you could consider only serving appetizers at the event.
For extra fun, design a signature cocktail for your event and if you have the budget for it, commemorative cups are always a crowd pleaser.
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Now that you know how to throw an unforgettable employee party, you’re sure to blow the roof off your next shindig.
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