It’s that time of the year again. Leaves are falling, temperatures are dropping and store windows are bursting with holiday décor. And with the holidays come office holiday parties.
Between coordinating food, guests, and entertainment, planning a holiday party can be overwhelming. However, equipped with a plan and the tips below, your holiday party can be the best one yet. Here are our office holiday party planning tips from Unique Events.
- Appoint Your Party Planning Dream Team
Behind every great event is a team of even better planners. Your coworkers likely vary in personality and chances are a handful of them would be enthusiastic about planning your office holiday party. Not only will having a team to help you relieve you of some tasks, it also invites multiple perspectives and ideas to the party planning process.
- Establish Your Budget
As with planning any party, office holiday party expenses can quickly add up. Establishing a budget can help you stay on track and determine an appropriate venue, menu, planned activities, etc. Keeping your budget in mind while planning will also help you determine the type of event – luncheons are generally more budget friendly than evening parties, for example.
- Choose the Right Venue
There are many options to consider when choosing a venue for your office party. Whether you choose a restaurant banquet room, a country club or a hotel, what’s most important is that it’s a casual environment that is festive. If you plan on having your holiday party at the office, be sure to decorate the space so it seems more celebratory and less like another day at the office.
- Plan Activities
Planned activities can help keep your guests engaged and ensure they have a memorable time. Be sure to have a loose agenda with holiday games and activities to keep the party engaging. If you’re hoping to liven up the party, you can even consider including a photo booth or dance floor.
If you’ve invited your employees’ families as well, remember to include plenty of activities for any young children that may attend. Arts and crafts, holiday movies and board games are just some of the ways to keep the little ones busy.
- Recognize the Year’s Achievement
Office holiday parties are a way to celebrate the year and all of its accomplishments. Make sure you incorporate time at your holiday party for employee recognition to communicate how much the leadership team at your company appreciates its employees.
Still need help planning your office holiday party? Unique Events is a complete premium event service offering a variety of services including DJ services, tables and chairs, photo booths and more. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help plan your next event.Share