Posted on October 18, 2017 12:09 AM General
Whether you stick with a traditional one or opt for something a little more unique, there are countless options when it comes to creating a theme for your office holiday party. If you want your party to have a theme but don't want to stray too far away from the subject of the holidays, you could have A Christmas Story or an ugly sweater theme, for example. Not only is a theme a good way to make the night memorable, but it can also act as an ice breaker and encourage colleagues to enjoy themselves.
The right holiday decorations can turn a bland holiday gathering into a magical scene that guests and colleagues won't want to leave. In other words, a few balloons and table cloths won't cut it. You'll want to go above and beyond for your office party to show employees and coworkers that you really care about everyone having a good time. For example, you can use decorations to make everyone feel as though they've stepped into a dreamy winter wonderland.
Office holiday parties aren't complete without custom gifts and giveaways, because after all, it is the season for giving. Whether your company has organized a secret Santa or you're considering something small to gift all of your employees, this is definitely a time that you'll want to show your appreciation and do something nice for your employees. You can also set up a raffle for various prizes during the party. For instance, doing a Chinese auction or giving away door prizes are good ways to incorporate gifts into your office holiday party, especially if your office isn't doing a gift exchange between colleagues.
Many companies plan for their holiday parties to take place at the office and usually during a workday or right after. However, this results in your employees cleaning up the food and decorations afterwards, which no one looks forward to. It is best to rent a space outside of the office for an evening, preferably on a Friday. That way everyone has the weekend to relax after the festivities before having to go back into work, and this doesn't interrupt any existing weekend plans that people may have. You could also have the party somewhere that caters or provides food, so that is one less thing you have to coordinate. Not only will this make planning a holiday party easier, your employees won't get stuck cleaning up the aftermath.
Fully Promoted is a leader in promotional products, embroidery, screen printing and garment printing, and we can help you plan the perfectly-customized holiday party for your business or organization. We have thousands of products that would be perfect for holiday gifts and giveaways, all of which can be customized to showcase your brand. To complete your event, we have party decorations and accessories that can also be customized.