As Andy Williams would put it, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year for many people. People take this holiday as an opportunity to gather with their loved ones, bond with close friends, and distance themselves from their usual day-to-day workload. Sometimes, those loved ones are far away from their usual workplace, so people travel far to meet them. Of course, people would feel a little guilty if they didn’t bring anything with them, so buying gifts and giving them away has been a long going tradition for most people that celebrate Christmas.
Before people start to take their days off and go to their loved ones, it can be a good idea to hold a corporate Christmas party to celebrate with all the company staff. Not only can it boost staff morale, it could also be a “big thank you” note for your employee’s hard work and effort they put throughout the whole year. However, the process of holding one can be a little daunting for some companies, so we’ve put together a couple of tips to help you get started!
1. Pick a venue
A party’s venue is the first and most important thing to consider | Credit: RODNAE Productions from Pexels
Of course, the very first thing you need to decide is the venue where the party will be held, as you can’t hold a party without a place to do it. When picking a venue, try to consider these few things:
- Is the venue easy to access by your staff?
- How much capacity does the venue have for standing or sit-down parties?
- Do they allow you to stylize the venue yourself or need to use an in-house service?
These considerations help you decide whether that venue can accommodate your staff’s preferences and create an enjoyable experience.
2. Hire a trusted and professional caterer
Good food can make any party feel extraordinary | Credit: RODNAE Productions from Pexels
Without good food, a party wouldn’t feel complete. Good food and good drinks always lighten up the mood, so don’t forget to hire a trusted and professional caterer to provide your party’s food! A professional catering company will not only provide good food, but also help you choose the perfect menu for your staff that will leave them breath taken.
3. Choosing a good time and date
In terms of time, lunchtime is the perfect time to hold the party as it allows everyone to enjoy it while still having time to rest. It’s also a good time because it won’t clash with other commitments that your staff would have after working hours.
Another thing to consider is the party date; because people tend to make plans right at Christmas, it’s worth considering making the party not on Christmas and instead on the day before Christmas.
4. Choosing your entertainment
A party wouldn’t be complete without some entertainment | Credit: EKATERINA BOLOVTSOVA from Pexels
A party won’t be fun without some entertainment! Professional entertainment, such as live bands and karaoke, can make your corporate Christmas party feel like an extraordinary one.
5. End the party on a good note
Giving away a custom corporate hamper at the end of the party is a good way to build relationships with your staff | Credit: Studiokado
Lastly, after the party ends and you’re looking to not only boost staff morale, but also build everlasting relationships with them, consider giving them all a custom corporate hamper as a token of appreciation for their hard work throughout the year. This can also act as a New Year’s gift for them!
These are our tips for holding a corporate Christmas party and we hope they can help you in holding one. If you ever need some help picking out a custom corporate hamper for your Christmas parties, feel free to reach out to us for help!
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