10 Steps to Organize Your Most Fun and Crazy COMPANY CHRISTMAS PARTY.
The Christmas season is just around the corner, it’s time to start organizing the company Christmas party. But where to start?! Don’t panic, follow these steps, and the event will be a success.
Step 1: Set a Budget
Before you start planning, determine the available budget. You need to make decisions about expenses such as the venue, decorations, food, and other important considerations.
Step 2: Define the Theme and Decor
Choose a theme and decorate accordingly. It can be classic, but always give it a twist. We don’t want it to be boring, or go for something fun and crazy like “Christmas in Space.”
Step 3: Choose the Perfect Venue
Select a venue that fits your group size, party style, and make sure the venue is available on the desired date. If it’s at the office, be careful not to go overboard.
Step 4: Invitations
Create enticing invitations, generate intrigue and excitement. Include key details such as the date, time, location, and any dress code you want to establish. You can opt for electronic invitations, which are more cost-effective and eco-friendly and facilitate confirmations, or go for physical invitations and do something wild.
Step 5: Menu Planning and Creative Drinks
Select a menu that will please all guests. Options:
Dynamic: Such as a cocktail or buffet and consider the possibility of live food stations or a themed buffet.
Classic: Like a gala dinner. Include options for vegetarians, vegans, and any other dietary restrictions.
Don’t forget the drinks! Set up a themed bar or create a menu of festive cocktails, and if possible, hire a bartender for some added flair and personalized drinks.
Step 6: Activities
If you wish, organize activities that keep everyone participating and having fun, like games and contests. Plan activities that break the routine. Before choosing the activity, consider the profile of the attendees so they don’t get bored.
Step 7: Music and Entertainment
Undoubtedly, music makes a difference at any party! Here are some ideas to ensure that the music and entertainment are up to the event:
DJ: Hire a professional DJ to mix hits and keep the energy high throughout the party.
Band: Give it an authentic touch with a live band that fits the event style and your colleagues’ taste.
Entertainment Shows: Add visual and exciting elements with thematic dancers, acrobats, or artists.
Themed Performances: If you have a theme for your party, choose performances that align with it, whether it’s a thematic comedy show, magic, mentalism… the options are many.
Step 8: Recognition Program and/or Gifts
Take advantage of the occasion to recognize and thank employees for their work. You can organize a brief award ceremony, dedicate a moment to express gratitude, or give them personalized gifts that fit the party theme.
Step 9: Document the Fun
A photographer is a must to capture the best moments of the party, and prepare a photo booth! Provide extravagant props and a thematic backdrop for everyone to take funny photos. This will not only provide memories but also encourage everyone to let loose and have fun. Sharing the photos afterward will not only extend the fun but also serve as a reminder for the next year.
Step 10: Safety and Transportation
Since the party will include alcohol, make sure to have a transportation plan for those who cannot drive. Also, consider necessary safety measures to ensure that everyone enjoys the celebration responsibly.
With these tips, you’re ready to organize a memorable company Christmas party. And if it gets out of hand or you’re short on time, don’t hesitate to contact us for help.
Let the fun begin, happy holidays! And remember that there’s no great event without a touch of madness!