4 Tips for Hosting an Excellent Holiday Office Party

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The office holiday party may be a great tradition for your business, but that doesn’t mean it’s an easy one to plan. Below are four tips to help you plan an excellent end-of-the-year festivity.

Your Employees Should Choose Their Food

Email a catering menu New York NY to your employees prior to making the final food order. There are so many different dieting preferences these days that it will show you care about your workers if they are given the opportunity to choose what they want to eat at the party.

Let Everyone Bring a Plus One

The last thing you should want at the company holiday party is someone feeling lonely or awkward. Combat this by letting everyone, married, committed, or not, bring a date to the party, even if it’s their roommate or cousin. This way everyone has someone to talk to and someone they feel comfortable with.

Have Entertainment Options

Holiday party entertainment can be a variety of different things, from live music to a photo booth filled with props. Choosing one or two options for the evening will help break up the time and give your employees something to do other than eat, drink, and stand around chatting in groups. For a holiday season spin, you could sing carols, have a gingerbread house decorating competition, or decorate an office Christmas tree.

Include a Gift Exchange or Prize Raffle

An office Secret Santa is usually fraught with worry: what if someone forgets their gift and leaves someone left out? If you want to organize a gift exchange, the classic “Present Swap” or “White Elephant” is a good choice, mostly because anyone who wants to participate has to bring a gift. If that game is not quite your speed, you could plan a prize raffle for people to get excited for instead.

With some careful planning and attention to detail, your holiday office party can be one to brag about all year long.

 

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