5 Easy ways to plan your ho-ho-holiday office party

Virtual office workers celebrating a holiday with champagne and Christmas hats
December 3, 2021

Can’t wait until the holiday party rolls around? Don’t worry. There’s no need to panic! All you have to do is follow these five simple steps, and you’ll soon find yourself making memories at a workplace holiday party.

If you’ve been looking forward to the big holiday party at work, then you’re in luck. There are ways to turn what could have been a stressful situation into an epic evening full of awesomeness. This guide will help you ensure that your holiday party is one for the record books.

Whether throwing a small gathering with coworkers or a massive bash with hundreds of guests, you’ll want to consider these five simple steps before heading out onto the dance floor.

Step 1: Figure Out What You Want Your Party To Look Like.

Plan and pick a theme. The first step to planning any event is deciding on a theme. What do you want your party to look like? It’s the first thing that people will notice about your event. It’s essential to pick a theme that reflects your company and goes well with whatever food and drink you plan to serve. Here are some ideas worth considering:

  • Superhero theme
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Candyland party
  • A Royal Christmas
  • Grinch-y brunch

Next, make sure everyone has the proper attire. It should be following the theme. If you are going to wear something cute, it needs to fit that theme.

Step 2: What to provide?

The second step to planning any event is researching what kind of products you’ll need. It includes plates, napkins, table cloths, utensils, glasses, etc. Also, consider whether you want to serve meals at the event or if you’d prefer to stick with finger foods only. These decisions will depend on the size of your event and what types of foods it’s going to feature.

Step 3: Choose a Date and Time That Works For Everyone.

The most popular time to host a holiday party is during the first or second week of December because it gives you plenty of time to prepare and enjoy the festivities without feeling rushed. Ask your teammates or colleagues which date and time would be most favorable for everyone.

Step 4: Get Your Invitations Ready.

Whether for virtual or in-person holiday celebrations, you can send invitations online. There are many creative ways for you to send out invitations. Additionally, several websites offer templates and other resources to help you create your unique invitation design.

I would recommend sending out an email with the following text: “We’re looking forward to celebrating our office holiday party! Please join us on December XXth from 6-8 pm.” This way, you and your officemates have time to prepare your holiday outfits and gifts.

Step 5: Set Up A Playlist That Will Get People Dancing

If you want to take things further, I recommend finding music that makes people dance. Plus, it will be easier to get everyone involved if they know what song they should listen to next. You can send in the playlist in advance to make it even more exciting. So, make sure to include songs like “Jingle Bells,” “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,” and “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”

You might also consider including some fun holiday games. We will include that in our next blog, so stay tuned!

Overall, having a great holiday party is not as hard as it may seem. By following these five easy steps, you’ll soon find yourself enjoying the season while creating memorable moments with your friends and colleagues.

Have a happy holiday season!

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