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Christmas is a wonderful season – it is, after all, when we can spend time with friends and family and look back on a year well done. This is especially true for employees, who want nothing more than to relax in the last few days of the year and attend as many parties as they can.
Among all the events during the Christmas season, the office party is one that’s often long-awaited, as it’s the company’s way of saying ‘thank you’ to its employees. But if you have been tasked to plan your office Christmas party, the responsibility can be a bit overwhelming, and you need to start now – months in advance – to get it right. Here are some top tips you should remember when planning a Christmas party for your office.
The Right Day
The end of the year is a busy time for everyone, most particularly for event venues, restaurants, and the like. Most companies will be planning their Christmas parties at about the same time, so make sure you choose the right day.
If you can, settle your choice of venue way in advance so you can be sure that your preferred venue will be available. You should also take note of the company’s last official day of work and schedule the party based on that – no one wants to work the day after that roaring Christmas party!
Do a Survey
If you want your office Christmas party to be extra special, one way to make sure is to ask everyone what they look forward to and what they’d want to see. Do a survey now and ask employees questions such as, “What did you like about the Christmas party last year?’”and “What would you like this year’s Christmas party to have?”
This way, you have a better idea of everyone’s preferences, and you can plan your Christmas party with the right elements that everyone will appreciate. Of course, not everyone will have the same answers, but base your decisions on the most common ones.
Think of a Theme
Themed Christmas parties are all the rage, and this is where your creativity can come to the fore. Some popular themes include a 20s-theme party (think ‘The Great Gatsby’), a Hawaiian or tropical island theme, a winter theme, and more. With the right theme, everyone can have a greater chance of enjoying themselves, and you’re giving them something new and more memorable.
Save on the Budget
Most companies will have a budget for the office Christmas party, and if you want to stick to the set budget, there are clever ways to do so. For instance, you can opt for an all-in-one service – a special service which actually organizes your Christmas party for you.
This can save you time and effort, and these services, such as Christmas parties in Birmingham by Moonlight & Mistletoe, often offer packages that are easier on the budget, with everything you need bundled in.