The office Christmas party is one of the highest anticipated events of the year at work, and all staff members look forward to it all year long. It is a way of celebrating everyone’s hard work over the previous year and letting loose before the holiday season. However, due to the situation that we have had to deal with, it means that this year we are going to have to find different ways of celebrating the festive season and meeting with the people that we love most.
Abide by the rules
It is vitally important that when looking to hold a Christmas party that you consider how many people you can legally get together. This is ever changing and varies depending on where you live, but it may mean that you have to celebrate in smaller teams or even virtually (what would we do without video calling this year!).
At the present time, the 10 pm curfew also applies to private gatherings and is something to think about when you are planning some work Christmas party ideas. If your team is unavle to work from home then the office could be the best option for your venue, which also allows you to be able to entertain the whole of your team without exceeding the legal requirement of a limit of six people.
You could also have a look at some local party venues to see what is best suited to your needs.
Plan the food
The food at a party is the first thing I look for, and it’s important to put on a good feast in order to reward your team and colleagues. Make sure you consider all of your guests when planning your office Christmas party and establish whether or not you need to cater for any allergies or particular dietary requirements. This should be one of the first steps you take when you begin to plan your work party.
Make sure you give private caterers plenty of notice so they can create a menu that caters to the entire party.
Set the date
Make sure to set the date for your Christmas office party with plenty of notice, as the best private caterers and Christmas party venues can get booked up months in advance for the festive season. With the restrictions that are in place at the moment, it’s even more important to plan your guests and hours in advance to secure the best party.
Think about the timings of your party and allow a lot more time to celebrate now that the evening drinking is restricted to a 10 pm curfew.
Plan some games
If you are bringing together colleagues who may not know each other or who work remotely, office Christmas party games can be a great way to break the ice with each other. Party games with colleagues are also a fun way to make sure that the business chat is left in the office an dpeople can let their hair down and have fun with each other.