Although it might be too early to sing Christmas carols or put up a tree, it’s not too early to start planning for holiday festivities! In fact, we recommend you put “plan the company holiday party” at the top of your priority list so that you have plenty of time to get things prepped. These next few months are some of the busiest of the year and ensuring your party is coordinated and ready to go can relieve loads of stress.
You might be thinking, “Why bother planning a party? Don’t my employees already have enough going on during the holidays?” It can be tempting to do away with the holiday party so that there is one less thing on your plate, but let us try to convince you otherwise.
Remember how fun classroom parties were on the last day of school before holiday break? They didn’t just allow for a day off of school work, they were also a festive way to boost morale. The same goes for company parties! Giving your employees a chance to unwind and end the year by celebrating together is the perfect way to get them excited for the year to come. Spending a fun night together, celebrating, and enjoying each other’s company helps rejuvenate enthusiasm so employees can come back in the new year ready to tackle fresh goals.
Your employees help you meet objectives and support company success. What better way to say thank you than by throwing them a festive party? Hosting a holiday bash is a small way to demonstrate appreciation for hours of hard work and dedication. It shows your employees that you really do value them – something they will remember and be grateful for.
If you want to go above and beyond, include a gift and personalized note for each guest. Thank them for something specific they did during the year and you’ll be sure to make their night.
When it comes to employees working well together, giving them time to get to know each other in a casual setting is vital. Allowing your employees to unwind and have fun can help them create stronger bonds. Make sure your event is stress- and work-free so attendees can feel at ease!
Your employees are bound to have a range of interests. One of the best things you can do so that everyone enjoys the party is to have a range of activities.
A couple of our favorite ideas:
Mix-and-match events are very popular. For example, have half of the party casino themed and the other half sports games themed. It allows for an assortment of fun activities and provides non-gamblers entertainment as well.
The Northern Lights has been one of our most popular themes lately! We decorate the room with LED lights and transform the space into a magical night, which pairs great with the spirit of Christmas.
Don’t wait to reserve a venue or catering company. Everyone is planning their parties and spots are filling up fast!