By Ross | 1 Entertainment on Sep 27 2021back to blog list
Office parties can be incredibly fun and make for great mixers where management and employees can let their hair down. There's also a rather major opportunity there for networking and entertaining clients. Opportunities pop up every so often for various office parties to happen. However, what doesn't change is how much goes into the preparations for these events.
The short answer to this question is: quite a lot. To begin with, there has to be a decent balance in place that can make people of all ages and ranks and jobs comfortable. Refreshments like food and drinks have to be considered. Activities need to be planned out. Of course, decor should also be factored in. In order to set the mood and keep guests happy, there's also the matter of entertainment.
There is no better way to keep office morale up and celebrate the holidays than to have a full-on holiday party! It gives everyone a chance to drop "shop talk" or any mention of work just to bond and get to know each other.
When there’s a party, there will be drinks to highlight the merriment. It's also a great way to help everyone loosen up and snap out of "office mode" to just have fun. There has to be a variety of drinks at hand to cater to different preferences. Some people will want to take on a martini, others may prefer cracking open a beer, and then there are still those who might just want to sip wine. You might also want to prepare non-alcoholic options for those anti-booze but still want to join in on the fun.
Dancing puts everyone in a good mood, even if it's just swaying a bit to the beat. A good rule of thumb is to pick a supplier that's got high-quality equipment and a DJ. There are plenty of party packages with the whole deal: DJ and PA decks, a professional DJ and more. Do your research and find the right supplier for your needs. A photo booth won't hurt either!
What event can be without food? The holidays are usually the prime time for people to indulge in savoury and/or sweet delights. Of course, since parties are generally high traffic in terms of networking and mingling, a sit-down dinner is likely not the best choice. A buffet would work much better: various food requirements can be met in one go, setting up will be easier for suppliers and so on and so forth.
Location, location, location: will the party actually be at the office? Or would it be better for everyone to rent out a spot somewhere? Consider access into the building, which is vital for suppliers. More often than not, office layouts and designs are decidedly not conducive to parties, so moving desks around may be in order. Be sure that you know the ins and outs of whatever venue you choose, and suppliers are much the same too.
The holidays are a time for merriment and celebration. The office party celebrating it should be fun and go smoothly for everyone involved! Consider factors like drinks, the venue and entertainment. Don’t forget to hire a DJ to keep your holiday office party merry!
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