How to Plan the Perfect Christmas Themed Party for Work
Christmas-themed party are the perfect way to celebrate your team and thank them for everything they do. Last year, COVID-19 canceled Christmas parties all around the world. That’s why throwing the best Christmas party at work is absolutely crucial this year!
This is your chance to show how much you appreciate your employees – for showing up at work during a pandemic, for sticking through it when things got tough, and for being a valuable member of your team.
Here are 5 steps to planning the perfect Christmas-themed party this holiday season:
Set a budget
Get together with the decision-makers at work and figure out what you need for the party. Here are some things you’ll want to consider:
- Employee gifts/bonuses
- Christmas mobile bar hire for cocktails
Choose a location
Your location will likely be based on your budget. If you have a smaller budget, you may want to have your Christmas-themed party at the office. Don’t worry, though! With bartender hire for a Christmas party, you can turn any location into a happenin’ bar.
If you have the room in your budget to rent out a venue, you will have more options when it comes to decorations. It’s difficult to transform an office into a winter wonderland, but a venue (like a banquet hall) offers a blank canvas to start from. Plus, you can still utilize cocktail bar hire at a public venue if they don’t have their own bar!
Plan the entertainment
What will you do to keep your guests entertained? Sure, your bartender hire will do a good job of it, but you’ll need more than alcohol to create a Christmas-themed party everyone will look back on fondly.
Here are a few options:
- Christmas-themed games
- A DJ
- Live band
- Gift exchange
- Hire actors dressed as Christmas characters (Santa, The Grinch, Mrs. Clause, etc.)
The invitations that you send will depend on your budget. If you have some extra room in the budget after planning the party, you might want to shell out for professionally designed invitations. Your employees will appreciate the thought behind formal invitations.
If your budget is a little tight, an email invitation will do the trick. Just make sure you give everyone a date to RSVP by and put the party on your team calendar (just in case someone doesn’t open the email invitation).
Send thank you cards
After the Christmas party, send everyone on your team a thank you card, whether they attended the party or not. They will feel really appreciated by the simple gesture! It doesn’t take much effort to send out a thank you message – even sending out a mass email will do the trick. But that little bit of effort sure goes a long way.
Hire Bar Brothers Events for your Christmas Themed Party
Bar Brothers Events is a professional and award-winning mobile bar hire, catering, and events agency based in London operating across the UK. We would be thrilled to be a part of your Christmas-themed event this holiday season! Get in touch to start planning today.