The merriest season of the year is quickly approaching! If you haven’t planned your company holiday party yet, now is the time to get started. This annual gathering is a great way to spend quality time with your employees and get to know them outside the office. Put the business talk aside for the evening and focus on having fun together!
5 Ways to Create a Top-Tier Holiday Party
Want to plan a holiday party your staff will be talking about for months to come? Use the following five tips to make your event memorable:
Invite Significant Others
If your party will take place during the evening or weekend hours, allowing your staff to bring a plus one is non-negotiable. When planning your budget, assume everyone will bring a guest so you don’t accidentally exceed your budget.
Opt for a Convenient Location
No one wants to drive long distance to get to a company holiday party. Choose a restaurant or event space close to your office to make it easy for everyone to get to. If your home falls within these boundaries and you have the space to accommodate everyone, hosting it under your own roof can be a great way to add a memorable touch to the evening.
Make it Festive
Don’t skimp on the decorations for the party, as you want to get everyone in a festive mood! Use sparkly, shiny, non-denominational décor to ensure you don’t offend people from different religious backgrounds.
Don’t Skimp on Food and Drinks
The quality of the food and beverages you provide has the ability to make or break your party. People come to a holiday party expecting to feast on excellent food, so be sure your menu can deliver. Remember, it’s much better to have leftovers than to send people home hungry.
Show Your Appreciation
The holidays are a great time to show your team how thankful you are for their hard work throughout the year. If you have the budget, give everyone a token of your appreciation, such as a gift card to a store they like. Taking the time to write a personal thank you note is another great way to make your team members feel valued.
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