Holiday office party venues Wilmington NC are often an event that is looked forward to by many employees, and in some cases is not anticipated. To make your next holiday office party a hit, try some of these tips and hopefully your employees will have a great time!
When planning a holiday office party, it is important that the employees feel appreciated. This would be a good time to recognize anyone in the office who has received awards or recognition, or simply gone above and beyond to complete their job duties. If you can, throw in some small token of appreciation for everyone in the form of a small gift so that your employees know they are being thought of this holiday season. If at all possible, hold the party during working hours and don’t make it mandatory. The last thing anyone wants is to feel obligated to attend a party or to take time out of their personal lives to attend a work-related event.
To make your holiday office party a little more fun, hold it at an offsite location like a nice restaurant or fun spot that everyone enjoys. Include festive decorations to the inviting atmosphere, along with some good music and food, and you’ve got a party everyone can enjoy. Themes for parties can be a good and fun idea. For a holiday party, you could make it ugly sweater optional and have a contest for the ugliest sweater. Or a Christmas pajama party. Again, make the participation in the theme optional so others don’t feel obligated. Location is key when it comes to nice parties so be sure to pick an elegant and nice location.
Games and prizes are always a major hit at any party. Let loose with some fun holiday inspired activities and games and offer small prizes to the winners. The prizes would even be work related so no money has to be spent, such as a two-hour lunch break, or pass to leave early on a Friday, etc. You can really get creative with your prizes and the participation is likely to increase if you are offering work-related tokens!
There are many ways to make your work party enjoyable. For more ideas and a great venue, contact us at Coastline Convention Center to set up your office holiday party!