Tips for Planning an Outstanding Holiday Office Party

It’s that time of year again—time to plan the company holiday party! If you’ve been tasked with organizing the annual shindig, you might be wondering where to begin. Don’t worry, we have you covered.

Here are our top tips for planning an outstanding holiday office party:

Pick a date after the New Year

To avoid competing with so many other Christmas parties and happenings and to make the event more special, try planning the holiday office party after the New Year. Be sure to let your employees know about it well in advance so they have enough time to find a sitter for their kids if the party is held in the evening.

As an alternative, why not host a lunch party during work hours so your office holiday party doesn’t conflict with other obligations?

Be creative

Think outside the “drinks and appetizers” box. Consider picking a fun activity that everyone can do together, like bowling, ice skating or simply watching a movie. Continue the fun by going out for drinks afterward!

Figure out the food

Food is an important part of any celebration! Make sure that food options at the event are suitable for guests’ allergies and dietary restrictions. Also consider the type of party you’re throwing. For a more formal event, you could have a catered sit-down dinner, but if you’re going for an informal feeling, serve appetizers to encourage guests to mingle and walk around.

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