Bringing People Together.
Tis the season of crazy holiday festivities… among them is the much anticipated office party that you are tasked with planning for your eggnog filled employees, co-workers and/or clients. Planning a successful party ON TOP of shopping for holiday gifts, keeping up with peek season holiday madness and trying to figure out who your secret Santa is, can be a stressful and daunting task! But I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be. Here are some party throwing tips to appease your ugly-holiday-sweater-wearing guests so they are not destined to attend a hum-bug style work event that only the Grinch could appriciate.
1) A Fun Party Theme
Ugly Christmas sweater can be a lot of fun, but so can these following popular themes for the holiday season.
2) Tis the Season for Giving
Add a little of charitable goodness to your holiday work fest & implement some kind activity your cause will benefit from. It’s always nice to give back… especially this time of year! Here are a couple ideas to inspire some holiday, helping magic…
3) Solid Party Games and/or Entertainment
As fun as small talk is… people want some entertainment and activities to keep the party alive. I recommend planning a list of activities to preform throughout the night and possibly hiring some entertainment (Such as a magician, psychic, caricaturist or Michael Buble – Depending on his schedule, of course) that will help WOW your guests.
4) Food, Drinks, Decor & Fun
Now these four elements make up the magical combination that will determine the success or failure of your party. We have touched on ways to make the party fun, so now lets focus on the food & drink aspects of the event. Turn to a trusted social media platform (Pinterest, of course) that is guaranteed to fill your head with inspirations & your guests’ bellies with holiday yummies. Using Pinterest you can put together a wish list of holiday-inspired drinks, deserts and appetizers. Cody Party actually has a couple pinterest boards created that you can take a quick peek at. Don’t forget to have a variety. Especially for those gluten free or vegan guest!
5) Deck The Halls
Set the mood for your party by adorning your event space with décor to inspire Christmas cheer! Make sure you also have plenty of seating (Especially for those who are maybe not so used to wearing high heels, but decide to anyways because they rarely get the opportunity to dress up). I also recommend cruiser tables since they are great for standing around and grazing on those awesome holiday treats we talked about. Don’t forget to choose linens, balloons & centerpieces that really hit home with the theme you decided on. Your local Event Rentals Company *wink, wink* will be more then happy to provide you with absolutely everything you need to bring some sparkle, shine & perhaps a chocolate fountain, to your event! If you are wanting some ideas of what to possibly do with your decor, simply click HERE! To sum it all up, here is a list of things you will probably need...
I truly hope that we here at Cody Party & Events have given you some great ideas on how to pull off the perfect Holiday Office Party!! If you are ever stumped on what to do, we have event planning cunsultants who are here to help you!
Happy Holidays from our Cody Party Family!
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