The holidays are approaching, and if you work in an office, that probably means the annual Christmas or Holiday office party is right around the corner. To avoid making it something employees might dread, here are 7 ideas to spice things up:
- Have an exciting theme to the party
Make it unique and fun. You can think a little outside the box, and have something like a tropical Christmas theme. Or go with a fancy and classy “White Christmas”, with white decoration and light colored food.
2. Have more interesting and unique food
It doesn’t always have to be chips and salsa. Make your food really worthwhile and the centerpiece of your party. From a classic holiday themed catering, to exotic international food, or maybe a completely healthy selection, or spoil your employees with a selection made entirely of chocolate.
3. Make it an “Ugly Sweater” dress code
To make it very festive in a funny and goofy way, you can have everyone come in with their favorite ugly sweater. It will definitely take out the stress of having to figure out what to wear for the party.
4. Christmas carol karaoke
Instead of just putting on a CD with Christmas classics, have the party-goers provide their own entertainment and music. It may not be as easy on the ears, but it will provide more fun and interaction.
5. Office decorating contest
6. Give away gift and prizes
7. Give something back!
Have a charity as part of the party, where people have a chance to give back. It helps make the party more meaningful. Make sure it’s designed in a way that people can give the amount they want, and where there’s no pressure.
Hopefully this will help make your holiday office party more interesting this year. You only get one, make it worthwhile!
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