It is that time of year again.
The holiday season brings with it cozy sweaters, cups of hot cocoa, and the opportunity to show people how much you appreciate them. An office holiday party is the perfect way to show your team how much you value the efforts they have put into the company over the past year. It is a chance to relax, let co-workers mingle outside of their working environment, and form more than just a professional bond. A work party does not have to be a stressful event that gets in the way of your actual job. Here are some tips to streamline your holiday party prep:
Layout a Plan
Listing all of the tasks that need to be done may make party planning seem overwhelming, but you will thank yourself later. Having a clear idea of what needs to be done and how long it will take will help you finish everything on time. Try to spread out the jobs throughout the days leading up to the party and do not be afraid to ask for help. It is a party that will be enjoyed by all so everyone should help.
If you are crunched for time, keep things simple and host the party at the office. A few inexpensive decorations here and there can really transform the place, and you can always use them the following year. You could make the event a potluck and ask everyone to bring a dish — that way the cost of food (often the most expensive part of any party) is distributed evenly among everyone.
Use Technology to Your Advantage
Instead of using paper invites or word-of-mouth to let everyone know about the party, send out an email. That way everyone will be informed and have something they can reference. Include important details such as time, date, location, whether employees can bring their significant other, and anything else they should bring. Try to do this as early as possible so that most people can make it and so that you have an accurate idea of turnout.
You can also use technology to book vendors as well instead of visiting places or calling around. With just a few clicks, any decorations, tables, chairs, dishes, and cutlery will show up on the steps of your office on the day of your event. Just be sure to have everything delivered before they are needed so that there is enough time to set everything up.
Stay in Control
While planning and putting together an office holiday party, it is important to make sure you do not get too stressed. You still have your own work to do, and the point of this party is for everyone to enjoy it – including yourself. When going through the different things you need to get, make you have a budget you adhere to. Small costs can add up quickly.
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