If there’s one thing you want to get out of your office Christmas party, it’s that everyone has a great time. Putting in a little extra effort will go a long way to ensuring your staff feel appreciated for the hard work they have put in over the year.
It is widely accepted that not everyone will attend their workplace Christmas party on the basis that they don’t like what has been planned. This is why it’s important to consider everyone when planning your office Christmas party, not just what you and a handful of others would like to do.
What makes a great Christmas party comes down to a few key factors, that anyone in the midst of planning should take into account before the day of the party arrives.
From the venue to the entertainment, the key to getting it right is to find the happy medium that everyone will enjoy.
Here are a few tips on how to turn a good Christmas party into a great one.
Who is organising the office Christmas party?
First of all, who’s organising the party? Is it solely up to one person in the workplace or is everyone able to offer suggestions?
Leaving it to one person decreases the chance of pleasing everybody. Unless they’re an expert in reading minds, it’s unlikely that they’ll know exactly what each person is keen to do.
Fortunately, there are easy ways to gather input from your staff without too much disruption. Websites like www.doodle.com let your colleagues have their say on dates and themes at the click of a button.
Take as much as you can into account, because while Bob might be itching to don his Santa suit, a dress-up theme might be the reason Sue won’t attend. Everyone is different.
Put your ideas into a poll and the results will let you create a Christmas party that suits the majority, if not all. Make sure there is a good balance in your suggestions and ask that your staff or colleagues tick as many as they would be happy to attend.
This will no doubt be one of the first things to book and if you haven’t done so already, you’d better get cracking, all the good ones will be booked already!
The venue is what will set a foundation for the style of Christmas party you’re going for. Did you all decide on a sit-down dinner, or were you hoping to spend the night on the dance floor?
Party Bus has a venue to offer for any scenario and using our licensed buses mean your party can start while in transit!
The range of Christmas Party options with Party Bus is so extensive that you’re sure to find something to suit the whole crowd. Whether you want to show off your best dance moves, enjoy a quiet meal together or have a mix of both, Party Bus has the venue for you.
And if you really want to change things up, why not have the whole party on board a luxury coach? Now that would be sure to create some long-lasting memories!
With the many ups and downs that the year can throw at us, we tend to be at the end of our tethers come December. And whatever way we decide to let our hair down, there is nothing quite like being entertained.
Great entertainment is enjoyed by veryone, but can often come with a hefty price tag. With Party Bus events, all
With Party Bus events, all entertainment is included in the booking cost and we have some of the best DJs and dancefloors that will ensure a fantastic night out.
Party Bus offers a range of entertainment in both venues and coaches. Depending on your choice of event, Party Bus will have an entertainment package to suit and can also incorporate any additional entertainment organised by you.
More ways to create a great office Christmas party
- Provide transport to and from the venue
- Make sure any activities will be enjoyed by everyone
- Avoid work talk!
- Have the company cover as much of the cost as possible
Workplace Christmas parties don’t need to become a political minefield. When everyone gets a say, the result is a party that everyone can enjoy.
All it takes is a few extra steps here and there to have a memorable Christmas party.
Call Party Bus today to discover the range of options that can turn a good Christmas party into a great one!
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