Last updated on September 17th, 2017 at 09:31 am
Holiday parties are always fun, especially at the office. A holiday office party usually means that you won’t be going to work for a week or two (depending on your industry) and that you’ll finally be able to spend time sleeping and doing all those things you love doing outside of work.
When holidays are just around the corner, it is a common practice for companies to show their appreciation for all the hard work their employees have done all year long.
Throwing a party is one of these ways but there are usually other surprises as well.
In this article, we are going to talk about the essentials tips you need to keep in mind so that people will have a great time at your holiday office party.
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Holidays are all about the atmosphere, and holiday-themed music is going to get your colleagues in the mood to have a great time.
Not only that but we personally never heard of a party where no music was played.
Also, try to vary the genres. Too much holiday music can get annoying after a while.
2. Food and drinks
You have to feed people so that they will have the energy to dance and be able to enjoy themselves without being distracted by their stomach’s growling noises.
A good idea would be to serve the food buffet style so that people can choose how much they want to eat and what type of food they want. Make sure you have vegetarian and vegan food options so that everyone is happy.
Moreover, don’t forget about making sure you have enough beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic).
3. Secret Santa
Secret Santa is so much fun, and you definitely cannot miss out on this one! Don’t forget that all the colleagues need to secretly pick the person for whom they need to buy the gift a week before the party.
It is going to be fun to see what crazy gifts people will buy for colleagues whom they do not even know that well. Plus, it is the holidays, so gifts are a must.
4. Quality entertainment
What’s a successful party without some quality entertainment? You can do a survey beforehand to see what type of entertainment your colleagues prefer. It is also best to bring someone that will please most of them.
For entertainment, you have so many options. You can hire a magician (everyone loves a good magician), a comedian, an artist-performer, a motivational speaker (who can add a touch of humor in their act) or even a star who was on America’s Got Talent.
The choices are endless here. You’ll just have to find the best type of entertainment for your colleagues.
Throw an unforgettable holiday office party
Think about this holiday office party as your last assignment.
If you’ve already checked the essentials I mentioned above, but not the entertainment part, then go ahead and browse through our entertainers list. We have plenty of speakers ready to make your event memorable.
If you have any questions about hiring them, don’t hesitate to contact us.