Your office holiday party can get a bad rap for being boring and uneventful but it doesn’t have to be that way. Attending a party should be fun and something one looks forward to rather than dread. Here’s three ways to make your next office holiday party more exciting and less boring:
Host A Raffle
Who doesn’t like to win a prize? Right? So why not rent a raffle drum and hand out raffle tickets to all attendees? Then, as the party progresses, pick a winner every fifteen minutes or so to award a prize. There are many raffle prize ideas, but keep in mind you may want to keep the prizes small so there could be more winners.
Make It A Potluck
Place a sign up sheet in a communal area so office workers can write what they will be bringing, to ensure not everyone brings a pumpkin pie! You can also do themed potlucks, where workers bring a dish from their heritage or maybe their favorite holiday treat. The ideas are endless. Perhaps rent cocktail tables to set up to provide a place for people to eat and mingle. And don’t forget the linens!
Allow Plus Ones
Who likes to go to a party alone? Allowing workers to bring a guest can help boost the mood. Also, set up some office holiday games for employees to partake in with their plus ones. One idea is to have everyone use a name tag but instead of writing their name, they write an interesting fact about themselves. It can help make for some interesting conversation starters, especially about things outside work.
Planning a fun holiday party for the office doesn’t have to be stressful or difficult. Check out Party Time Rental’s website for high quality party products for all your party needs. Contact our experienced staff today! But don’t forget the most important thing – have fun!