Organize your holiday office party
The leaves of the trees are starting to redden, the breeze from the cold winds forces you to take your coats out of the mothball: autumn has arrived! However, this transition season does not only rhyme with family fun and hot chocolates!
As a business manager, now is the perfect time to start organizing your office party!
Nothing is to be neglected, because this holiday is important for your employees. For your workers, it represents a form of thanks and gratitude.
Our team has therefore concocted a list of tips in order to help you in all this preparation!
A theme that dazzles the eyes
For a successful evening filled with laughter, it is essential to build your theme well. Be original and try to reinvent yourself every year. It doesn't have to be very complex.
Keep in mind that you want to renew Christmas. You can therefore suggest a theme that derives from this festival. If not, why not create a party in the image of your company or the sphere in which you work?
A group of artists could set up an artistic festival with a live painting activity and a decoration made up of surreal trees. You can also choose a more traditional theme such as murder mystery or casino night.
A place not to be overlooked
If your budget is limited, go for decorations in order to reinvent your workplace and create a magical atmosphere. However, if your company can afford it, it would be good to find a more user-friendly location than the company's offices.
This article mentions a variety of rooms that will satisfy all tastes: https://dailyhive.com/montreal/11-places-to-host-a-holiday-party-in-montreal
Note that it is important to do it quickly because rooms are booked several months in advance. Do not wait until the last minute!
A date of capital importance
The holiday season is a very busy time for everyone. In order to make sure that the majority of your employees will attend the party, we advise you to do a little survey. Suggest a few dates and choose the most popular.
Entertainment to wow the gallery
When choosing an activity, make sure you stay consistent with the chosen theme. A band or a DJ is always a must to have at a party. Your guests will be able to dance and fully enjoy the party.
The “photobooth” are very popular and create a beautiful memory for your guests. Plus, why not put together some fun games for the evening? Gift exchanges will allow you to learn more about your employees.
If your budget allows it, we advise you to offer an evening show or even a comedian who will know how to spice up your evening.
Culinary details make all the difference.
When organizing your party, don't forget to plan the meals to offer to your guests. The ideal is to offer food and drinks related to the chosen theme. You can use a caterer or a chef.
In any case, make sure that the dishes you offer will satisfy all your guests. Consider offering gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan options and especially do not forget to inform yourself with your employees in connection with the allergies of each.
Alcoholic drinks are a must in a Christmas party. Treat your guests to a special drink related to the theme or to the holiday season. However, don't forget to organize return transport for your guests.
Encourage them to use the Red Nose service or offer them taxi coupons. Make sure all of your employees are safe.
Following your reading, you will understand that the planning of such a party is quite complex. As a result, you must be proactive and think about all the details. Do not forget to respect your budget, while thinking of satisfying your employees.
If you have trouble organizing your party, Nesss is here to help! You can simply contact us at the following link http://nesss.ca/contact and our team will be happy to set up the party of your dreams!
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Written by: Géraldine Saucier