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Wonderful Holiday Party Ideas for Work

Mukta Gaikwad Mar 22, 2020
Throwing a party at the office before everyone leaves for the holidays, is an every-year ritual. Most employees worry how their colleagues and bosses will think of them, after they are a few drinks down. Make your party a memorable one with a few holiday party ideas for work!
All work and no play makes professional life dull and boring. Especially when the holiday season is around the corner, every employee looks forward to some kind of a celebration. Celebrations are an opportunity to let down the bossy, strict image for a fun-loving one, if only for a while.
Holiday parties at work are a great way to rub shoulders with office colleagues and your bosses! Party time allows everyone to interact with each other informally, and know one another better. An office party could also be a reward for your employees for their hard work and effort.
As party time nears, get everybody together to plan the party. Get people into groups, and assign tasks to each group. This way, you'll get the inputs and ideas.
If you have a large organization, form a committee which will help you with it. The grumbling and complaining will be less, if you involve people, as each person will have a chance to voice their opinion. Here are some holiday party ideas for work, to lighten up your workplace and help you bond with your employees better!
Closed office premises are monotonous. Get away from the computer screens and other office equipments. Take your employees camping or indulge in recreational activities. If your budget is small, you can use the terrace for the same. Think out of the box to make the party fun.
For the holiday season, gift your employees to add to the festive mood. The gifts need not be expensive, but little souvenirs, like unique corporate gifts, will make them feel special and even motivate them. Candles, mementos, home d├ęcor items can be ideal gifts for employees.
You can have themes, like 'Let it Snow', where you can have fake snow and give Santa caps. Other interesting theme is 'Enter the Winter Wonderland', where you can create a wonderland in office, like cut-out fairies and Grinch. Have balloon bouquets and fun with party games.
Not many can go for expensive dinner. Give the employees a chance to experience the charm. Send out great invitations, but avoid e-invitations, as they spoil the mood. Have a cocktail hour, then dinner time, and a small speech by the boss to thank all.
A company can be big or small. As per the size, decide the venue. You can have a 'Holiday Dance Party', where you create a dance floor with shiny disco balls. Let everyone hit the dance floor and bounce back with holiday fervor. Hire a DJ to play rocking music, and keep employees in high spirits!
Planning an office party is a difficult task. However, it's not an impossible one. While planning, there are a few important points to be considered. Always send out invitations with RSVP, so that you have the exact head count of employees attending it.
Once you have the count, book the venue and the caterers well in advance, as it is quite likely that they might run out, considering it's holiday season. There might be some people who may not turn up in spite of informing. Don't get disheartened, as there's always some other time.
This is an opportunity for you to connect with your employees better than ever. It's a unique way of building your brand too. The most valuable outcome of having a holiday party at work is that, the employees feel wanted and cared for. This improves their performance too. So, why not invest well in a party? The return on investment is guaranteed!