The holiday season is coming up, and it’s time to start planning your Christmas staff party.
After a year of hard work, your employees deserve a memorable celebration. Here are some tips for planning your Christmas staff party, along with ideas for venues and themes.
Tips for Planning
Start Early: The holiday season is a busy time for everyone, so start planning your staff party as early as possible. This will give you a better chance of securing your preferred venue and suppliers.
Set a Budget: Determine your budget for the party before you start planning. This will help you make decisions about the venue, food, and entertainment.
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Choose a Date: December is a busy month, so choose a date that works for most of your employees. Consider sending out a poll to find out which dates are most convenient for your staff. As staff can go on holidays in December, October or November might be a better time to suit staff - just try to avoid school holidays.
Consider Your Employees: Think about the preferences and needs of your employees when planning your party. For example, if you have a diverse workforce, consider offering a variety of food options to cater to different dietary requirements.
Send Invitations: Send out invitations well in advance to give your employees plenty of time to RSVP. Make sure to include all the necessary details, such as the date, time, location, and dress code.
Hotel Ballroom: A classic and elegant option that often comes with catering and decorating services.
Restaurant: A more relaxed and informal setting. Many restaurants offer private dining rooms for events.
Country Club: A sophisticated option that often comes with beautiful views and outdoor spaces.
Boat Cruise: A unique and festive option. Enjoy the party while cruising along the water.
Art Gallery or Museum: A chic and cultured setting for your staff party.
Event Space: Renting an event space gives you the flexibility to decorate and cater the party according to your preferences.
Office: If you have a tight budget, consider hosting the party in your office. Decorate the space, hire a caterer, and bring in some entertainment to transform your office into a festive venue.
Winter Wonderland: Decorate the venue with snowflakes, icicles, and white lights. Encourage guests to wear white or icy blue.
Masquerade Ball: A sophisticated and mysterious theme. Encourage guests to wear formal attire and masks.
Christmas Sweater Party: A fun and lighthearted theme. Encourage guests to wear their favourite Christmas sweater.
Hollywood Glamour: A glamorous and elegant theme. Encourage guests to dress up as their favorite Hollywood star.
80s or 90s Party: A nostalgic and fun theme. Encourage guests to wear clothes and accessories from the 80s or 90s.
Around the World: Celebrate the diverse backgrounds of your employees by decorating the venue with flags and symbols from different countries.
Casino Night: A fun and exciting theme. Rent some casino tables and hire professional dealers for the night.
Planning your Christmas staff party requires careful consideration of your employees' preferences and needs. Start planning early, set a budget, choose a convenient date, consider your employees, and send out invitations well in advance.