In almost every company, an office Christmas party is part of the holiday season traditions. During this time, you and your co-workers can let loose, a little, together with your superiors or your bosses. It’s definitely a perfect way to get rid of stress and just enjoy.
Surely, the idea of attending a party is all fun and exciting but what happens when the responsibility of making the party true falls into your hands? Well, if you’re not really into planning and organizing parties then being assigned the task of throwing one for the office may seem ten times more painstaking. Thankfully, we’ve compiled awesome tips and ideas to serve as a guide in doing your task.
Christmas Party Checklist
- Choose the date.
First and foremost, check the dates when majority of your coworkers and bosses are available. You do not want to schedule a party on a date when only 5 members of the company can go. As a rule, it would be best for you and the rest of the office to agree on a specific date.
- Book the place.
Determine the venue of the party. Will it be in the office? Or would it be better spent in a function hall? Canvass online or ask for suggestions from your coworkers, friends, or family. Make sure you reserve the place for the agreed date.
- Decide on a theme.
Incorporating a theme to a party always makes it extra fun. Perhaps, you can go for a white Christmas or a masquerade-themed Christmas. Basically, you will still need input from your coworkers with this one.
- Agree on the menu.
Ask if anyone in the office is vegan or vegetarian; just try to know what they want to eat and drink during the party. Do this in case your superiors have any special food requests or whatsoever.
- Prepare activities.
List a number of games or activities that would be fun to play during the party. Games and activities like the following are recommended:
- Two truths and a lie
- Exchanging of gifts
- Trivia games
Overall, do your best to gather information and data from your coworkers and bosses especially when it comes to the food, date, and activities for the party.
Day of the Party
The day of the party is also your judgment day as a planner/organizer. To complete your mission, don’t forget to set the place up. Make sure a sound system is present and that you have the right Christmas playlist to go along with it. Furthermore, make sure the place is suitable for the celebration; that means, the place should also have Christmas decors and lights. Using Christmas projectors would also be perfect as it is very quick and effective.