Perhaps you are the boss of a team who wants to celebrate your employees and show your appreciation for their hard work, especially through the last couple of years where every company has struggled to stay afloat during the pandemic. Alternatively, you might be the employee responsible for organizing the work’s Christmas party or other social event.
Either way, if you are not careful you could fall foul of too many other people’s ideas and input and organize too many elements that end up not coming together fruitfully and seamlessly. With that being said, here is everything you need to know to plan a successful work’s party or events.
As shown in iconic situation comedies such as The Office US, work functions and celebrations rarely ignite the flame of excitement into employees when the party is held in the workplace. Instead, it certainly makes logical sense to find a venue as close as possible to the office as, presumably, anyone who can attend and travel to the office every working day will have no problem travelling to the party venue.
Choose a day when you know no one from your direct team of employees is working and, obviously, a Saturday night is much better than Sunday to allow for, shall we say, recovery time before the working week begins again.
Find A Centralized Location To Store Supplies
When gathering your provisions for the event, it would be incredibly frustrating, not to mention more than a little annoying, to discover that along the way you have wasted your valuable time and money in gathering resources that are subsequently lost, misplaced or even mistakenly taken by someone else.
Store decorations, party supplies and other non-perishables in a designated locker or cupboard at work so you can always guarantee access as when you need.
Outsource The Food & Drink
Instead of spending an inordinate amount of time trying to purchase food and drink supplies for your big work event, it makes far more logical sense to hire the services of a professional and reputable external bartending service. When researching bartending services, keep in mind that the company will be more than happy to create a bespoke package that is entirely suitable to your needs.
The world really is your oyster when it comes to planning and choosing what style and types of entertainment to showcase at your work event.
Dependent on how formal or, conversely, how informal, you want the tone of your event to be, you could even organize an employee talent show for a comedic and fun-filled evening laughing and joking at each other’s weird and wonderful ‘skills’ in performance.
Other ideas for entertainment at a work celebration include a games tournament, a themed international food night, a general knowledge quiz with a different employee contributing to each section, or a scavenger hunt arranged in the office prior to leaving for the venue.