Holiday Event Planning: How To Plan The Perfect Party For Your Employees
Holiday Event Planning: How To Plan The Perfect Party For Your Employees

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Who doesn’t love the holiday season? If you are anything like us, you probably can’t wait to break out your own traditions and celebrate the season with friends and family. If you work for a company that also shares your passion for the holidays, there’s no better time to show it than by throwing an office party. And as the employee lead for culture and celebrations, you know exactly how to make it happen. But before you begin planning the perfect party, here are a few things to keep in mind...

Plan Your Food And Drinks Carefully

Planning a corporate party is much like planning any other kind of event. You have to consider the theme of the party, which can affect what you serve, where the party will be held (if you’re hosting it at your office, a venue, or another location), how much it will cost, and when it will take place. The key to a successful holiday office party is to make sure all of your employees can attend, no matter what their dietary restrictions may be. This means avoiding foods that are likely to cause allergic reactions, such as peanuts. It also means avoiding foods that are considered high risk for food poisoning, such as deli meats. Fortunately, there are a number of foods that work well for every type of diet. These include rice, potatoes, and pasta dishes; vegetable, bean, or grain-based soups; vegetarian or vegan dishes; and fruit salads.

Concept of healthy food with pumpkin salad on wooden background

Find The Right Venue

Depending on how many employees you expect at your holiday party, you may want to host it at the office. If your party will be large, you may want to hire extra security to avoid any hazards, such as overcrowding. If you prefer to host the party away from the office, you can choose from a variety of venues, such as hotels, banquet rooms, or restaurants. Depending on how many people you expect will attend your party, you may want to choose a larger venue that can accommodate a larger crowd. You may also want to consider booking the venue ahead of time to make sure you can get a good rate. Whether you decide to host the party at the office or at a public venue, you can decorate the area to create a festive mood for your employees. You can also ask employees to bring their own decorations to add to the party’s theme.

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Decide On Music And Activities

Depending on your company culture, you can choose between a few different types of activities for your company party, including games, contests, or team building challenges. You can also choose music for your party. Music can help set the mood for your party and can be used as a way to control unruly guests. You can also use decorations to help set the mood for your party. You can decorate your party space with paper decorations, such as streamers, balloons, and posters, or you can use decorations that can be easily taken down, such as tablecloths and centrepieces. If you choose to decorate with paper decorations, you can take them down easily, and they won’t be a hazard to your guests or your space.

Try Out a Fun Photo Booth

Having your friends, family, and associates photographed with you can be a wonderful way to remember everyone’s presence and have fun.

It is universally acknowledged that a photo booth rental will delight the event’s attendees. They are suitable for virtually any scenario you can imagine, aside from the typical holiday parties. Photo booths can also be included at office parties, sweet sixteenths, weddings, graduations, and corporate brand activations. It’s an excellent method to capture everyone’s presence and commemorate the moment if your gathering has companions, relatives, or friends who want to take a picture with you.

corporate office party planning with a photo booth

By the way: Have A Safety Net!

Although we hope that you never need it, it’s also important to plan for ways to deal with unplanned situations at your party. For example, you might want to consider having a first aid kit at the event, or even hiring a medical professional to be on site. You might also want to have a plan to address a situation like an employee getting drunk at the party. You could, for example, ask a few employees to be designated drivers in case other guests need a ride home after the party ends.

Conclusion

The 2022 holiday season is a great time for your company to come together and celebrate. It’s a great opportunity to bring your employees together, especially if you work in a very large company where people may rarely interact with one another. To help you get started with planning, we’ve created a handy holiday party planning checklist. Using the checklist, you can make sure you consider all the important details of your party. And when the party is over, you’ll have plenty of photos and memories to last you through the year.

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