- Many offices have a holiday party at the end of the year, but about only a third of employees actually enjoy them.
- There are plenty of ways for party planners to spruce up an event to make it more exciting.
- If done right, everyone will rush to the office party every year.
The end of the year is approaching and yule tide cheer is making its way into the office.
Plenty of companies will have holiday parties at the office, but that doesn’t guarantee employees will have fun.
Too often, the theme is absent and workers stand around sipping spiked egg nog with nothing to talk about. One survey even found that only 36% of employees actually enjoyed the annual office celebration.
Here are fun party ideas that will please even the biggest Scrooges in the office and fill the workplace with holiday spirit.
Treat employees before the party
The party doesn’t have to start when the food is served.
Birchbox knows this and is sending hairstylists and makeup artists to its office in preparation of it’s annual festivities. Employees can get a new do and makeover for the event to look their best.
Get out of the office
With employees spending so much time in the office, it can be tough to combine desks and computers with the fun atmosphere you want to create.
If the company budget allows it, think about booking a banquet hall or other space to host your celebration. If you feel really adventurous, you can bring the party to a fun establishment like a bowling alley.
Go with a non-holiday theme
The holidays starts earlier every year.
With Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas” getting radio time before Thanksgiving, it is easy for everyone to get fatigued. The traditional holiday theme can also become monotonous when done every year. Throw it back to another decade with a retro theme, have a masquerade ball, or blow up your beach ball for a Hawaiian themed Luau.