Whether it’s a holiday party or if you’re throwing one to celebrate business success, it’s important to spend time on planning your company party, so that you can avoid any unpleasant surprises. The last thing you want is to look silly in front of your employees. Such events are a great way to boost morale, strengthen relationships among co-workers, and show that you care about people you work with. Follow these few tips to ensure great fun and a memorable event for everyone.
One of the first things that come to your mind when thinking about organizing a party is certainly a place. Although a conference room might sound like a good idea, try to think outside those walls. It’s much more interesting to move away from the working atmosphere. It helps people relax and think about something else beside work. Depending on your budget, think about renting a place. There are many small private clubs and cafes that will rent for reasonable prices. Want to make it really fun? Go to a bowling place. That way you get a fun activity without having to make one up yourself.
The answer to this may be an easy one but you still need to be clever about picking the right time. A good trick is to throw the party during work hours, especially if it’s a holiday season. This way you’re treating everyone with a day off and you’re making it obligatory to come to the party without directly ordering everyone to do it. There are people who like to pull out of such events and this is a great way to get them all to be there. Moreover, don’t make it the beginning of the week since it might reduce productivity for that week.
A costume party.
It can come as a great relief to get playful like this with your co-workers. You can choose a theme like ‘The 80s’ or set a dress code. Since people are probably too busy for planning their outfits, they can easily find some costumes online not having to worry about spending too much time on looking for them. When picking a theme, choose a flexible one to give room for imagination, without having to think too hard about preparing for the party.
First of all, don’t save on decorations. Even small and cheap stuff like balloons can really bring a party spirit up. Get some streamers and put banners up. Party is not a party without music so chose good music to play. You can even hire a DJ if your budget allows you. Everyone will appreciate that. Show people gratitude for coming by handing out gift cards or such small signs of appreciation.
If you want people to come to your next party, you must make an effort to make this one a fun experience. If you’re not taking everyone bowling, then think about activities that people could do, like trivia quizzes. You can even throw a party outside and take everyone to a picnic. You can play Frisbee or any kind of ball sports. Just think of it as your own party and put as much effort as you would if you were planning your own birthday celebration.