With just a couple weeks left in October, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is just around the corner. Although it might be too soon for some of us to listen to “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” it is not too soon to start planning your holiday office party. Planning a successful corporate party involves a lot of working parts.
If you are planning an office holiday party, here are a few tips to help make it an experience your coworkers won’t forget:
Don’t Host at the Workshop
Regardless of the fact that it might be cheaper to hang holly and trim trees in the break room, it will not impress or entice staff to attend. If you want to throw a good Christmas party, consider throwing one outside of the office. It will be easier for your employees and coworkers to relax and have fun outside of their usual workplace surroundings. It is best to book a banquet hall, recreational center, or host it at a bar/ restaurant. Be sure to book a venue that is easy to get to from your workplace. Many employees may want to carpool to save gas and secure a trusted designated driver. There are many different options that can help add quality fun and entertainment to the party. Total Entertainment offers costume characters, caricature artists, and arcade games! This will help liven up the party and get your guests in the mood to celebrate! If you are lookin for themed rentals, consider the exciting Casino Night theme! This is ideal for a corporate party, allowing your guests to let loose on our slot machines, win big at the card table, and take photos with the casino themed decor!
Capture the Moment
From sleigh bell sweaters to snowball fights, you’re going to want to document the party and capture each merry moment. With Green Screen Photos at Total Entertainment, you can choose from over 80 background choices and receive unlimited photo sessions during the event. This will also allow you to use the photographs as party favors for guests to take home. Consider having props handy such as Santa hats, Christmas stockings, and presents for people to put in their pictures as well. Choosing to have a green screen available to your employees will put you at the top of their nice list this holiday season.
Jingle Bell Rock
One of the most important aspects to a rockin’ party is the playlist! If your guests aren’t inclined to head out on the dance floor and “cut a rug” then chances are it will be a bomb. The holidays come with a whole selection of music that we only get to listen to for about two months out of the year. Hire a professional DJ to play all your holiday favorites about snowflakes and sleigh bells. If you have enough time, survey your employees to get an understanding of what holiday songs they would prefer to hear, you can write these songs down and give them to the DJ ahead of time so they can curate a set list catered to your specific party needs!
Deck the Halls
The holiday season makes decorating simple, but it can also feel overwhelming with endless options. You can make centerpieces and decorations out of candy canes, tinsel, popcorn strings, or wrapping paper. (And the list goes on!) From fake snowfall to frosted firewood, decorating for a holiday party gives you total creative freedom to do what you’d like. If you know any employees that have a knack for decorating, ask for help!
Total Entertainment can help you throw the perfect holiday office party. Contact us for available rentals that might help you throw a holiday party. Our array of party rental equipment, entertainers, and event planning services is the recipe to creating the perfect holiday celebration! Contact us today for a quote on our party rentals!