Your employees are a valuable part of your business, and they work hard to ensure that it succeeds. Every once in a while, they would appreciate a break to enjoy with colleagues and forget about work. Planning an office party is your own way of showing that you are grateful for what they do and that they are important. Office parties are a lot of fun, and you get to spend quality time with people you work closely with. It is also a way to bond and form a kinship with those who share your vision.
Here are some useful tips to get your planning started for a party your employees won’t forget.
Form your party planning team
Preparation for any event is not easy and can be overwhelming to handle on your own. Pick out some of your employees to assist you with the preparations. They will be more than willing to accept the responsibility because it is their party after all. Have someone be in charge of the venue, catering, entertainment and other details. You will have your eye on everything, making sure that each team member is getting your support and helping them with decisions.
Pick your venue
It is always best to book your party venue early to ensure that it is available on the date you set for your party. Consider the location, making sure that it is convenient for your employees to get to. It must also have enough room to accommodate your guests comfortably, as well as have enough space for the entertainment and other event activities you plan.
Decide on a party theme
Having a party theme can be a great help when it comes to the venue, decorations, food, and entertainment for the event. You have a good idea of what is most suitable for your theme. You can get suggestions from your office staff and come up with the most preferred theme for the party. Make a list of ideas, such as a carnival theme and fairground stall hire, a Hawaiian luau, a masquerade ball, etc.
Your chosen theme can help you find the most appropriate entertainment for your party. If you decide on a retro party, for instance, you could hire a live band that can play retro music while your staff dances the night away. Hire a host for the evening to provide a smooth flow of the party’s activities. All you need to make sure of is that the entertainment or party activities you have prepared are perfectly suited to your theme.
Choose a suitable menu and keep your drinks well-stocked
Have a caterer prepare your chosen menu that should also complement your chosen theme. Have alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available to keep the party in full swing. Also, ensure that there are designated drivers who can transport employees safely home in case they have had one too many.
Your office staff will be very grateful for the effort you put into preparing for a party just for them. You, on the other hand, can enjoy their company outside of work.
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