Are you busy planning your company’s holiday party, but haven’t had much success in coming up with ideas? Planning a big bash for your employees that they will be excited to attend can be a lot of pressure. Believe it or not, you don’t have to throw an expensive holiday party for your team to have a good time. There are lots of ways you can get creative, pull in the holiday spirit and seize the opportunity to gather with your team.
Here are a few ideas that will help you create a party to remember, without breaking the bank:
Choose a theme
One great way to make your party a memorable one is to give it a theme. For example, throw a winter wonderland with white décor, twinkling lights and fake snow. Pick your favorite decade, or a favorite decade of your employees. You could also choose a favorite holiday movie as the theme. (Whatever you pick, just make sure it doesn’t raise any eyebrows in HR.)
Include festive activities
Kids aren’t the only ones that enjoy fun party games. Planning some festive activities is also a great way to help break the ice and help employees get to know each other better. Be sure to include games that require everyone to work together; it’s a great way to build team spirit that just might trickle over into the normal workday.
Something your team might not expect, but would really enjoy, is giving back to their community. One way they can do this is by asking your team to bring in non-perishable food for the food bank or toys for kids in need. Another option is to ask your team to get together as a group and go out and volunteer their time.
Try a gift exchange
A gift exchange doesn’t have to necessarily be the traditional Secret Santa gift exchange. Try switching it up and do a white elephant gift exchange this year instead. Other fresh ideas include a cookie swap or a themed gift exchange. You could also have a guessing game; the first person to guess what’s in a package gets to keep it.
Whatever your budget might be or what your company culture is like, there’s lots of holiday party ideas your business can pick from. Are you still having trouble deciding? Try polling your employees to find out what they would enjoy the most.
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