With the Christmas times nearby, all the managers are searching for the best Christmas party ideas for the season. But something that most of them forget is the fact that they need not exhaust their creative think tank in order to organize the best party. All that they need to follow is a few basic ideologies. A well-arranged small scale and generous party can always be more fun that a lavish-themed party, in general disarray. We present you with some of the basic outlines and a few examples for you to become the hottest party host among all the other competing managers, this Christmas. So what are you waiting for? Christmas is almost here! Just get started.
Ideas For Hosting A Staff Christmas Party
Leave The Vampires Alone
If you want your party to see full attendance, then change the timing to a day time. Also, it is best to keep it on a day that can be least congested. If you continue with the night time system, your party may have to compete with various other enticing events or family get-togethers. Try keeping the party on a working day instead of a holiday, which means if the employees come for the party, they get a paid but for partying. Believe it or not, this would serve as the perfect recipe for a definite success. An added bonus is that drinking will decrease as people tend to drink less over the lunch than they do at the dinner time. So, it’s also a safer bet for maintaining the party decorum as well.
Choose A Different Venue
There is no law in physics that states that you have to keep an official Christmas party at the office itself. If you want your party to be a real engaging one, keep it at a venue that will be more inviting. Remember people go to parties to forget their office affairs and at official parties, they are constantly reminded of the same. It becomes more so worse, if the party is at the office. Therefore, move the venue to an exciting place. Also, explicitly mention on the invitation that official matters to be left out of the party zone. This would lighten the mind of the employees and help them relax.
Choose A Different Theme
Five days a week in complete formals can be taxing for anyone. More so, if the employees are a bunch of young enthusiast! As such, a great way to break off from the routine would be to host a theme party. Not only is a theme party fun, but it brings out the other side of every person. Imagine your employees watching you dressed up as a bunny in the office party! The sight itself would bring in a million dollar smile on their face and relieve them off all the tensions and workload. Also, always leave in an element of surprise and make sure that everyone feels interested to come to the party.
A Family Affair
Loads of people miss out on holiday season events, as they like to spend this part of year with their families. Sometimes people have to miss out on the parties, due to the fact that they are unable to find suitable baby sitters for their kids. This can be used to your advantage. You can arrange the party as a family event, wherein you can ask your employees to bring in their family and children along. This will assist in ensuring attendance and also it would be a great way to socialize.
Make It A Real Fun Event
What is a party without dance, enjoyment and some fun games? After all, the last of what you want is to discuss official matters and projects in the party. There should be no lectures or instructions by any chance. Instead, have interactive sessions, as the party poses as the best time to mingle with your employees and make them feel at ease. If you are inviting the families, make it a point that everyone gets involved and adequate arrangements are made for everyone. Move around and make sure all the guests are well taken care of. Also, make sure that everyone participates in the events arranged by you. Give out prizes to those who win the games and activities.