Things To Keep In Mind For Your Company Holiday Party This Year.
Every year companies try and put together a holiday party for its employees to show that they are not only there for work but also to show they enjoy spending time with each other apart from work during the holidays. It is a nice way for a company to show its employees that they are appreciated for all that they do. I have done some research and found some things that you might want to keep in mind to make sure your company party is a success.
*Put a budget in place and stick to it:
Employees have worked hard for you all year and they are looking for a show of appreciation. However, if you’re company has had a tough year, you might think about making the event more low-key as your employees might wonder why none of them got raises and yet you could have a huge, extravagant blow-out event at the end of the year.
*Look for entertainment to keep the night fun:
It can be a band, a DJ, a magician, a local choral group or anything else which can cover for those awkward silences which are bound to occur at the beginning of the party. Another great idea is to have a photo booth at your event. You can rent a photo booth and have it onsite so your employees can have a ball getting in and taking goofy shots. Not only will this be great entertainment for your employees, but they will also get to take home some fun keepsakes in the forms of photos!
*Get a firm number of guests so you have enough food:
A hungry stomach leads to a cranky employee. If there is one thing your guests will probably be talking about once the event is over, it will likely be the food! Depending on the number of guests you have, your location and your budget, the food might come from a number of different sources, you can find a catering company in PA or maybe have people from the company who enjoy cooking make some dishes. The important thing to remember is that you need to have enough and it needs to be of good quality.
*Plan ahead if alcohol will be provided at the party:
The last thing you want is for one of your employees to have an accident or be picked up by the police after your party. If there’s going to be drinking at the event, be safe. Have a cab company’s number handy or, better yet, have a couple of people on hand who won’t be drinking and will be able to give rides home for those who need it. If you really want a fancy event, think about having a limo pick everyone up for the party and drop them off afterward.
*Make sure everyone is on the same page for the event:
When planning your party, make sure everyone is on the same page for what type of event it will be. For example, you’ll want guests to know if it will be a dressy or casual event as you don’t want guests uncomfortable if they feel they come in improper attire. Also, make sure people know who is invited. Some company holiday parties are for employees only, while others encourage guests to bring a spouse or other guest and still others are family-friendly with children welcome. This should either be stated on the invitations or be talked about in company-wide meetings so that everyone is able to properly plan.
If all these things are kept in mind while planning the holiday party then it should be a great success. Remember this party is to bring everyone together to show them how much of an asset they are to company and to come let loose for a night with their co-workers. Be sure to take time during the party to state how much the company appreciates everyone and all that they do, this will go a long way with all that attend!