5 Tips for Throwing a Successful Holiday Office Party

You’ve been put in charge of this years holiday office party at the last minute and you don’t even know where to start.

Don’t worry because we have 5 tips to make your party water cooler talk through the new year.

Let’s get this party started!

1. Know Your Budget, Know Your Guests

Not every company can afford to party at the Four Seasons in Bora Bora. A tight budget doesn’t mean you’re doomed to take out pizza and beer sitting around the boardroom table.

You create marketing materials, sales pitches, brainstorm ideas every day. Planning a party for your co-workers is no different. Problem-solve and consider who will be attending.

An Elf themed scavenger hunt for families may entertain one team while a privately catered formal dinner is more appropriate for another.

Don’t let budget stand in the way of creativity. An office party can be fun even when you plan an afternoon of activities in the boss’ living room.

A more adventurous team could choose an adventure to an escape room while the traditional holiday office party planner may rent a hall they decorate themselves.

2. Make A List, Check It Twice

Don’t just send the invitations, decorate a room and hand out candy canes when adding a little imagination can make it into a party to remember.

Plan activities, whether it’s karaoke for adults or pin the nose on Rudolf for the kids, don’t let boredom set in. The best holiday office party activities are ones that create fun memories.

Make a list to ensure you are not forgetting anything and help you brainstorm on what you could add. You can make it memorable with something as simple but impressive as a balloon drop or having a fun theme.

3. What’s Your Theme?

The planning process and direction of the party will depend on the theme you choose. This can help with brainstorming ideas for activities, refreshments, and decorations.

Marie Claire magazine suggests Ugly Sweater Parties are overdone and to find some originality. Elf parties, Nightmare Before Christmas and many more made their list.

Once you decide on a theme you can build your menu, activities, and color scheme around it.

4. Set The Mood

Even if you’re on a string budget and your office party is a potluck and an iPod streaming music, you can set a mood for the party.

Using a few LED lights instead of the office fluorescent ones and other tricks can make all the difference in the mood and atmosphere of the party.

If the boss lets their hair down and relaxes at the party, chances are everyone else will too.

5. Holiday Office Party Memories

No matter what you decide to do, make it memorable and have fun with it. It’s always a good idea to have someone taking pictures to capture the memories and preserve the perfect holiday office party.

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