There’s no doubt that your work Christmas party is something that’s looked forward to by all of your employees, whether your company is an established multinational or a flourishing startup. As long as you execute everything just right, you’re bound to give your employees a well-earned reward and reap the benefits of a happy workforce.
While every company is going to have a budget in mind for their office Christmas party, it’s important that you try not to skimp on the costs more than necessary. But, never think you can simply throw a work Christmas party together with minimal effort – it’s going to take effective planning to get everything to the professional standard your employees deserve.
To give you a helping hand in getting everything right, we’ve come up with our secret recipe for success, as well as a few useful Christmas party ideas too. Take a look at our guide now or simply get in touch with an experienced member of our events team to find out how we can help you plan a work Christmas party that definitely won’t disappoint.
1) For starters, think about how you’ll find the perfect venue
If you’re trying to generate some real buzz around your office Christmas party, there’s no doubt that a unique venue is going to help you achieve your goal. If you’re going black tie, choose a venue that will compliment everyone’s formal wear. But, if you’re planning something a little more casual, pick a location that isn’t too formal for your dress code.
However, there’s a little more to it than that as you’ll need to fully examine the facilities and amenities your location of choice provides. This is where it can become a little challenging as you should compromise on your requirements as little as possible. Thankfully, you can skip this stage of the process with the help of an experienced event planner.
2) It’s Christmas, so don’t forget to emphasise that in your décor
There’s really no point in deciding on a fabulous venue to host your work Christmas party and then failing to take your décor scheme into account. It doesn’t take much to add some real charm to your venue and there’s a whole host of potential themes for you and your planning team to consider. As it’s Christmas, you could think about going down a classic route or try to mix up your décor options by adding a twist on what might be expected.
3) Christmas celebrations demand flavourful food and delicious drinks
Without some real thought going into your food and drinks menu, you’ll probably find your Christmas party ends up a little underwhelming. You can always go down the road of a traditional Christmas dinner and champagne reception. However, there’s no reason why you can’t mix up your menu a little bit by doing something extraordinary and unusual. Whatever you do, make sure your chosen venue is able to fully cater to the dietary requirements of your guests and the scope of your menu.
4) Choose your entertainment options wisely
It goes without saying that you’re going to need a decent DJ or band, but there’s a whole lot more you can do to dazzle your guests in terms of entertainment. From dance floors and magicians to photo booths and karaoke stages, the options for your entertainment choices are quite literally, endless. At the end of the day, you can always keep things as a surprise or take the time to ask your employees for their Christmas party ideas too.
We love the Christmas season and have helped plan stunning Christmas parties for some of the UK’s biggest companies. To take your office Christmas party to dizzying new heights, contact us now and we’ll draw up a plan that suits your unique budget and festive ambitions.