Christmas will be here before we know it, which means a month full of festivities for us to enjoy. The likelihood is that your office party will be on the horizon – or maybe you’re the one organising it! If this is the case, there are so many ways in which you can create a merry atmosphere for everyone to enjoy, from using giant inflatables to add a bit of excitement to a show-stopping venue, creating a budget to help you with your planning and thinking of exciting ways in which you can make this Christmas party better than the rest. Read on for 3 tips for a successful Christmas party!
1. Make And Stick To Your Budget
When planning your Christmas party, using a budget to help you is essential – your Christmas party won’t take shape without an idea of how much you have available to spend! Make sure you have enough money set aside from your annual budgeting plan before you start. Then, you can start thinking about all the elements you need to make your Christmas party the best. Think about the cost of the venue, food, drinks, invitations if you’re making it a more formal affair, activities, gifts and of course, transport. You may be able to find venues with a Christmas party package that you could take advantage of, to make the planning process easier. You could create a spreadsheet with how many people are attending and how much everything costs per head, so you can add it up easily and stick to your planned budget.
2. Choose A Great Venue
The venue that you choose can have a huge impact on the success of your Christmas party. Not only do you need to ensure that it can cater for people that are attending – especially if you’re a large business – you need to ensure that the vibes are set for a good evening. There are so many venues that you could choose from depending on your needs, for example, if your company is large, you may want to have your party in a function room that is big enough to provide the right amount of space. Or maybe you’re hoping to create the right atmosphere to help everyone feel festive. If you’re looking for a venue that is going to get you all in the Christmas spirit, you could choose hotels and restaurants that offer a Christmas package! There are great venues for companies of all sizes.
3. Make It Fun
If you’re planning your workplace Christmas party, you’re going to want to make it fun for everyone! And there are so many ways in which you can do this. One of the most popular is to introduce Secret Santa so that everyone gets a small, entertaining gift – set a spending limit and see what everyone comes up with. You could also choose a theme, allow people to choose a song of their choice to have played, or try and get some participation in Christmas-themed games. Of course, not everyone will get involved in the games, but it can help to lift the atmosphere so people can let their hair down and enjoy the event. You could ask your team if they have any ideas to make it entertaining for everyone.