The holidays are just around the corner. With December starting tomorrow, that means that the holiday party season is just around the corner.
We do host a few holiday parties every year and holiday parties are a great way to end the year! It’s a great way to wrap up and celebrate everything that you have accomplished this year and cheers to the upcoming year and the possibilities that come with a new year. If you are thinking of hosting a holiday party for your staff I have a couple of suggestions for you.
1. If you can afford it, take the holiday party away from your workplace. By taking the party out of your workplace you are creating a more fun and memorable environment. This gives people the opportunity to get away from work, to see another place and to experience something different. If you can’t take your party out of your workplace, then try to spruce up your workplace. Decorate and make it feel like your staff party is somewhere other than your workplace.
2. Food is something everyone looks forward to. Try to provide delicious food. There are plenty of options depending upon your budget. We have had parties that take on special themes like a Hawaiian party so we have cooked food based on their theme or we have had a traditional holiday party with Christmas trees and garland where we cook something more traditional.
3. Have some fun. There are so many things that you can do at your holiday party! You can do a white elephant gift exchange. We have had parties that hold dance contests which are always a good time. Live music is always good. You could you sing carols. Playing games is always fun. Having fun leads to creating memories. You want your holiday party to be something everyone on your staff looks forward to.
I know some of these can be quite expensive, but at the end of a long, hard year your staff deserves to be treated and appreciated for their hard work, so if you can afford to provide something a little extra special then I say go for it! You can always try it and if it doesn’t work, then you can go back to what you have done in the past.
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!