It’s that time of year again — time for bright lights strung across the conference room, pies in the break room and your annual office holiday event. If you’re feeling festive this year, embrace these ideas to host a fun, relaxing and memorable office party.
1. Host a Potluck
Potlucks give your team a chance to show off their culinary chops (or how well they can pick out tasty treats at the local bakery). Turn your potluck into a competition by hosting a food bake off to see who can create the most delectable cookies or pies.
2. Volunteer Together
’Tis the season for giving back — and volunteering as a team can really form a bond with your employees. Serve up a meal in a community soup kitchen or host a drive to collect toys for a children’s hospital. You’ll build morale, celebrate the season and make a difference in your community all at once.
3. Get Out!
Your employees spend the bulk of their days in the office, so make your celebration even more special by getting out together for an afternoon. If a big company dinner will break your budget, consider hosting a lunch instead. The prices are usually more affordable, the food is just as good, and your employees will appreciate a chance to get out of the office for a couple of hours.
4. Bring the Entertainment to the Office
If you do decide to stay in, liven up the atmosphere by hiring a magician, comedian or caricature artist. An entertainer will provide a nice change of pace for your holiday party.
5. Have a Decorating Contest
Split your employees up into teams, stock up on party supplies from DP Supply, Inc.and see who can come up with the coolest winter scene or funniest festive setting.