After the couple of years everyone across the country (and for that matter, across the length and breadth of planet Earth) has had, this Christmas feels even more special, exciting and altogether possessing considerably more reasons to celebrate.
Every successful and professional business owner or manager knows and understands the sheer and supreme importance and value that every single one of your employees brings and contributes to your business.
With that being said here for your information and reading pleasure are some tips and tricks to simultaneously delight and impress your employees with the best office Christmas party possible.
Decorate The Christmas Tree As A Team
Prior to the day of the Christmas party, set aside an hour or two in the run up to Christmas for yourself and any team members that would like to join in to decorate the office Christmas tree.
Benefits of having a beautifully decorated, generously sized Christmas tree in the office, whether or not you purchase a real one from a local farm or forestry business, or else hire one for the duration of December include a substantial boost in team morale, the creation of valuable and entertaining team building activities and generally brightens up the overall aesthetic and atmosphere of the office environment.
Never, Under Any Circumstances, Attempt to Enforce ‘Fun’
The number one, surefire way to ensure your employees have the worst experience of the entire Christmas period at your office party is to attempt to arrange trite and old-fashioned games and team-bonding exercises.
Instead, let the evening take it’s natural and organic course.
Enforced fun is the epitome of an oxymoron. Seriously. Fact.
Hire Professional Bartending Services
There is a wide plethora of benefits to hiring professional, experienced and entertaining private bartenders to ensure the entirety of your workforce and their respective partners at the upcoming Christmas party.
Tips and advice for hiring private bartenders to ensure you get the very most out of their services on the day of the big party include, but not limited to:
- Confirm the time, place and date more than once
- Check that your bartenders are certified or licensed
- Ask about the level of experience the bartenders have
- Request a special, humorously named cocktail for the party
- Give your bartenders an extensive list of everything you would like to see
- Request the number of individual bartenders you need
- Discuss and direct accordingly any desired dress code (Christmas jumpers for example)
Other ways to ensure that your office Christmas party is the Christmas party of the century include an optional murder mystery hour where employees play different characters, play drinking version of office bingo, whereby when an individual employee utters one of their popular catchphrases, everyone takes a shot and even organizing a team event prior to the start of the party such as arranging a paintballing session where everyone has to find and shoot you.